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Development Fund/Learning Fund 2021/2023 Criteria Launch

In recent years, the Scottish Government has provided funding to the STUC to promote, develop, and support trade union-led learning and skills. This has been taken forward by Scottish Union Learning through two main funds: the Development Fund, which facilitates the development of infrastructure within trade unions and supports the organisation and delivery of trade union-led learning in the workplace, and the Learning Fund, which provides funds to support the learning activity.

It is anticipated that the Scottish Government will continue to provide funding for Scottish Union Learning from April 2021 until March 2023, to be approved on an annual basis.

Scottish Union Learning welcomes bids for funding from unions outlining strategy for a maximum two-year period. Applications to either the Development Fund or the Learning Fund will only be accepted from bona fide trade unions with membership based within Scotland.

The criteria has been launched and applications are now open. The closing date for applications is the 6th of November 2020.