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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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Dundee City Council - The UK Shared Prosperity Fund


The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a UK-wide fund launched as a domestic replacement to the EU Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). It is a core component of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda.

Applications are invited for projects to deliver the following activities:

  • SME upskilling - funding for specialist providers to deliver tailored skills development programmes for SMEs in Dundee.
  • Support for SMEs to access overseas markets - funding for specialist providers to design and deliver support programmes for local businesses to get them export ready.
  • Dundee accelerator programme - funding for specialist providers to design and deliver accelerator programmes in Dundee to empower local businesses.

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Geographical areas funded: Dundee

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Who can apply

Applications are welcome from all organisations in principle. Organisations must be appropriately constituted, partnership agreement/Memorandum of Understanding/Statement of Purpose and have a bank account.

When to apply

The UKSPF Local Business Support fund will open at 10am on Monday 13 May and will close at 4pm on Wednesday 29 May.

Next deadline: 29 May 2024

How to apply

Applicants should: 1. Send an email to with the name of the applicant organisation, project name, and approximate funding request. 2. Read both the challenge fund general guidance and intervention specific guidance. 3. Complete the application form via the UKSPF Dundee online portal. See the website for full information on applying.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Community development & regeneration Education & training Heritage & building preservation Organisational development & capacity building Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged General public People in poverty Local communities Voluntary sector organisations

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