Scottish Government’s Volunteering Support Fund is now open for applications

Date: 20th August 2021
Category: Funding

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The £3.3 million Fund will be delivered by Impact Funding Partners over the next 3 years. Organisations can apply for up to £30,000 until March 2024.

The fund is geared towards organisations in Scotland with an annual income of under £250,000.  It will enable Scotland’s small to medium sized third sector organisations to recruit additional volunteers who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one, and improve how volunteers are supported in their role.

The fund will support organisations to deliver on four key outcomes:

  • Increase diversity in the third sector’s volunteer pool, to particularly include people who experience disadvantage or would traditionally experience barriers to volunteering
  • Improve governance, leadership and financial knowledge of organisations through the recruitment of skilled volunteers to enhance the third sector's capacity
  • Improve organisational capacity to provide opportunities for skills and personal development through volunteering
  • Enhance services delivered by organisations to better meet the needs of the communities they serve

The fund opens for applications on Friday 9th July at 12 noon

The fund closes for applications on Friday 27th August at 5pm

Decisions are expected to be made by Friday the 29th of October and successful applicants will be informed the following week.

More information on the Volunteering Support Fund can be found here.