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Scottish Government’s £3.3 million Volunteering Support Fund – now open!

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