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Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

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Fund now open for social care groups

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Closes 2 September this year

Applications to the 2022-23 Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) are now open.

The fund supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services that are registered with the Care Inspectorate.

The SSSC administers the VSDF on behalf of the Scottish Government. Around £900,000 is available during 2022-23 to contribute to costs associated with staff meeting the required registration qualification criteria.

VSDF funding helps employers to achieve a qualified workforce and we would particularly like small and medium-sized organisations to apply.

Workers eligible for support this year, as agreed by us, the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) and Scottish Government are:

*support workers in housing support and care at home services

*funding is available for SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 6 and 7 (given the increasing complexity of roles and changing models of care delivery the SSSC and Scottish Government would encourage level 7 applications).

A maximum of £1,200 is available for each worker who undertakes the SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 6 or level 7 after 1 January 2023.

There will also be an upper ceiling of £24,000 that any one organisation can receive.

Download the 2022-23 VSDF application form here.

Send completed applications to: by 5pm on 2 September 2022. Late applications will not be considered.



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