Scottish Government Volunteering Support Fund

The Scottish Government’s Volunteering Support Fund is now open for applications.  The £3.3 million Fund will be delivered on its behalf by Impact Funding Partners over the next 3 years.  Organisations can apply for up to £30,000 to 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. A full overview of the fund plus information on how to apply can be found on Impact Funding Partners website:  https://bit.ly/3AAqcaT