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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 - Early Learning and Childcare Fund


This grant aid scheme is designed to support providers delivering Early Learning and Childcare and Voluntary and private sector organisations registered to provide Day Care and/or Out of School Care.

The scheme aims to help maintain, grow, develop and improve the services provided in the Early Learning and Childcare sector. They will consider funding equipment, furniture and non-statutory training.

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Geographical areas funded: Shetland

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Who can apply

You are registered by the Care Inspectorate to provide a Day Care of Children Service i.e. you are a Partner Provider, Childminder, Voluntary or Private Sector Organisation delivering Day Care.

You must have an open constitution or equivalent set of rules which clearly defines your organisation’s aims, objectives and procedures.

When to apply

Applications can be made at any point during the year, but must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the project start date. Decisions are usually processed within 6 weeks

How to apply

Applications are available on the Council website and can be submitted electronically. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project before submitting an application.

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Activites funded: Education & training Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Children Families

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