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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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Shetland Islands Council - Economic Development Grant Scheme


The Economic Development Grant Scheme aims to stimulate local economic activity by supporting individuals, businesses and organisations to turn ideas into commercial reality.

Financial assistance is provided to assist applicants with the costs related to developing projects, where these projects meet key eligibility criteria and will result in extensive local benefits.

Priority outcomes are:

  • Improved product quality
  • Import substitution
  • New market development
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved service delivery
  • Introduce new or improved manufacturing processes
  • Introduce new business activity

See Council website for more details on outcomes and target sectors.

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Geographical areas funded: Shetland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Applicants may be sole-traders, partnerships, limited companies, co-operative groups, community enterprises or other legitimate trading entities.

When to apply

Enquiries can be submitted at any time.

How to apply

Submit an Enquiry Form on the Council website. The Team will then consider the eligibility of your development project and the suitability of the project for a funding application to the Economic Development grant scheme.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community development & regeneration

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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Last reviewed 6 months ago