2021-22 Voluntary Sector Development Fund open

Applications to the 2021-22 Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) are now open. The fund, administered by the SSSC, supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Around £900,000 is available during 2021-22 to contribute to costs associated with staff meeting the required registration qualification criteria set by the SSSC.  This year, they would particularly like small and medium sized organisations to apply.

Eligible workers

Workers eligible for support this year, as agreed by SSSC, the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) and Scottish Government are:

  • support workers in housing support and care at home services.

A maximum of £1,200 is available for each worker who undertakes the SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 6 after 1 January 2022.  There will also be an upper ceiling of £24,000 that any one organisation can receive.

Visit the SSSC website to read the full guidance and download the application form.

The deadline for applications is 3rd September.