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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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Ufi Charitable Trust - VocTech Seed


The VocTech Seed fund helps create a pipeline of new learning solutions by supporting innovative and creative projects at an early stage of development, enabling new ideas to reach a point where they can demonstrate their potential to customers or funders and reach the market. Funding is to support the development of early stage ideas, small scale testing, proof of concept work and the development of strategies to scale once Ufi funding has ended.

This call will support projects that show the potential to have a real impact in the world of vocational learning, and to ultimately make a difference to how people learn and to the number of people gaining new skills. Projects must aim to improve outcomes for learners and improve the quality of vocational teaching and training.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

It is open to a range of organisations, including charities, trade bodies, existing learning providers and employers


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When to apply

There will be two VocTech Seed calls in 2022:

  • Call 1 opens on 12 January and closes at 5pm on 9 February 2022
  • Call 2 opens on 15 June and closes at 5pm on 13 July 2022

Next deadline: 9th Feb 2022

How to apply

Ufi uses an online application process. Once you have registered on the Ufi website and created an account, you can log-in, access the application form, save your draft and return to it at any time while the funding round is open. To help you prepare your application they are running a series of workshops, register for these via the funder website.

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Activites funded: Education & training

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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