Volunteering Support Fund

Date: 19th November 2013

Come and meet the Voluntary Action Fund's Volunteering Team at one of a series of road shows during December 2013 to find out about how the Volunteering Support Fund could help your organisation recruit additional volunteers and improve how they are supported.

The Volunteering Support Fund is open to support third sector organisations that want to create new volunteering projects; increase the diversity of their volunteers (especially those experiencing disadvantage); and improve opportunities, skills and personal development through volunteering.

The fund also helps organisations enhance their services and improve their capacity to deploy, support and train volunteers. Organisations with an annual income of under £250,000 can apply (although priority will be given to those with an income under £100,000). The following two grant programmes are available through the fund for up to 12 months of activity:

Volunteering Support Grant

  • A grant of up to £10,000 for an individual organisation.
  • Application deadline: Friday 28 February 2014.

Volunteering Support Cluster

  • A grant of up to £30,000 for a Cluster of three to six organisations.
  • Application deadline: Friday 31 January 2014.

At each of the following road show events, there will be a presentation about these funding opportunities by Voluntary Action Fund's Development Officers - and if you think the Volunteering Support Fund could be for you, you will also have an opportunity to discuss your project ideas at an individual surgery session afterwards.

Scottish Borders

  • Date and time: 04/12/2013, at 2pm
  • Venue: The Scott Room, Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels, TD1 3JS
  • Booking: Advance booking is not necessary for this event.


  • Date and time: 05/12/2013, at 10am
  • Venue: Volunteer Glasgow, Abbey House (1st Floor), 10 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 6LU.
  • Booking: To book a place at this event, please email david.currie@volunteerglasgow.org or ring David on 0141 226 7893.


  • Date and time: 13/12/2013, at 2pm
  • Venue: The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR
  • Booking: Advance booking is not necessary for this event.

If you want to know more about the Fund but can't make it to any of these events, you can find out more on Voluntary Action Fund's website.

Follow the Voluntary Action Fund on Twitter and Facebook for Fund updates, or contact the Volunteering Team on 01383 620780 or VSFenquiries@vaf.org.uk