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The Volant 
Charitable Trust


Foundation Scotland delivers The Volant Charitable Trust Open Grants programme.

Foundation Scotland manages the entire application process for this grant-making programme and all enquiries should be made using the form below.


The Volant Trust’s aim is to support women, children and young people who are at risk and facing social deprivation. 


The Volant Trust furthers its aim by supporting Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based, which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk. Projects must demonstrate a strong focus on supporting women and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances.


The Volant Trust will not support:

  • Individuals

  • Projects which do not benefit people in Scotland 

  • General fundraising appeals or activities

  • Contributions to major capital projects.

  • Groups who will then distribute the funds as grants or bursaries 

  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts

  • Retrospective funding i.e. costs already incurred/activities already taken place

  • Trips abroad 

  • Purchase of second hand vehicles



  • To receive a decision by October 2018 all enquiry forms must be submitted between 8th January and 30th April 2018.
  • To receive a decision by April 2019 all enquiry forms must be submitted between 2nd July and 31st October 2018.

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines  prior to completing the online enquiry form. Once we have reviewed your project and its fit with the programme outcomes, you may be invited to submit a full application.

For further information please contact Jennifer McPhail or email

Further information on the Volant Trust is available at their website

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