There is a variety of support available for employers, employees and students working in social services. The funding you can apply for and the amount you are eligible for depends on your circumstances.

Funding for students and employees



More information

ILA Scotland


My World of Work website

(SSSC) Postgraduate Bursaries

Rates are reviewed annually. Tuition fees per year £3,415 (maximum), approx. Maintenance grant per year £3,314 (maximum)

Please contact your university for further information or email

Part-time fee grant

up to £1805

Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) website


Funding for employers



More information

European Structural Funds (ESF)

varies on circumstances

Scottish Government website

Flexible Training Opportunities 2013-14 (FTOs)

£500 per course

Our Skillsforce website

Lloyds TSB Foundation

between £1000 and £6000

Lloyds TSB Foundation Scotland website

Scottish Local Authorities External Funding Officers Group

Small to medium grants available

SLOG Funding contact information

Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) 2013-14

Between £800 to £2000 per course

October 2013 update

The Robertson Trust

£9000 per year

October 2013 update

The Tudor Trust

between £5000 to £100,000

October 2013 update

Innovation Voucher Scheme 2013 – 14

between £1000 to £5000

October 2013 update

Scottish Modern Apprenticeships 2013-14

between £1000 and £6500

October 2013 update

Big in Scotland

Between £500 and £10000

October 2013 update


For more details on sources of funding available in 2013-14 for organisations delivering social work, social care and support as well as childhood practice services, download our Funding update October 2013. This information will be useful for employers, employees, stakeholder organisations and those commissioning services.