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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


The primary aim of the Apprenticeship Grant scheme is to encourage local economic and business growth by providing training opportunities for young people aged 16 to 24.

The aim of the scheme is to assist local businesses development and employment opportunities as well as encouraging the retention of young people in our communities. It will support employing a modern apprentice aged 16 – 24 to achieve a nationally recognised/ industry standard qualification to, at least, SVQ level 3. The fund is supported by the SSE Bhlaraidh Wind Farm.

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Geographical areas funded: Highland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The scheme is open to businesses and social enterprises largely based in or serving Glen Urquhart or Strathglass and the apprentice must also reside in either Glen Urquhart or Strathglass.

When to apply

The scheme is open twice a year. Upcoming deadlines are 29 April 2024 and 28 October 2024 (dependent on available funds).

Next deadline: 29 Apr 2024

How to apply

Application form and guidance available on the Soirbheas website. You must contact them to discuss your proposal before applying.

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Activites funded: Education & training Employability services

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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