Voluntary Sector Development Fund grant award announcement

Voluntary care organisations across Scotland are to receive a share of £1 million from the Scottish Government to boost staff training and development.

A total of 77 small and medium-sized voluntary organisations will receive a share of approximately £1,013,000 from the Voluntary Sector Development Fund, with those benefitting including children’s charities, mental health organisations and care groups.

They will use this to help frontline staff meet the registration standards set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and gain more than 900 qualifications so that Scotland’s care sector continues to develop a confident, competent workforce that can provide the best possible support for vulnerable people.

More information and the full list of organisations and their grants is available from the Scottish Government website.