"Last year I signed a European Parliament Written Declaration for the creation of a European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps and so I'm delighted things are starting to take shape. This call for proposals signals a fantastic opportunity for Scots organisations to gain financial help on current, relevant projects.
“Scotland has a real culture of compassionate volunteering and this funding will enable Scots organisations to continue or develop their volunteering efforts when times are hard.
"The European Commission is one of the world’s most important providers of humanitarian aid and this is a significant step in enabling EU citizens to engage with the valuable work they already carry out. I hope the pilot project is successful, and leads to the establishment of a permanent scheme. This money is there for the taking and so I encourage Scots organisations to get their application forms in."
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