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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.

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Transport Scotland - Ferries Accessibility Fund


The purpose of the Ferries Accessible Fund aims to improve the accessibility of ferries and ports and to enhance the ferry travelling experience of disabled people and others facing mobility or access challenges. This includes passengers that have hidden disabilities.

The fund supports the Accessible Travel Framework for Scotland, whose purpose is to:

  • Support disabled people’s rights by removing barriers and improving access to travel
  • Ensure disabled people are fully involved in work to improve all aspects of travel.

There must be a clear link into active and sustainable travel and be linked to ferry passage, particularly in areas such as sustainable communities, the built environment and encouraging multi-modal travel.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Any ferry or harbour operator providing an internal ferry service. This includes local authority ports and ferry services and private sector ports and services. In addition, local authorities and regional transport partnerships or other community group may wish to lead an application in respect of improvements at eligible ports and services in their area.

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Application form and guidance on the website. You can contact Transport Scotland to have your details included in their email distribution list for any announcements relating to the fund.

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Activites funded: Transport

Beneficiaries funded: Disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments

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