COVID-19 outbreak: From 2021-08-09 all areas of Scotland have moved "beyond level 0" in the a strategic framework released on 2021-06-22. Most legal restrictions on our activities have ended and we have increased our minibus capacity to allow for more volunteers without their own transport to come on task.
Please look at the task list page to see the programme and the remaining requirements upon volunteers to help suppress the virus.
LCV is run entirely by volunteers, so our operating costs are small. However, we do need to meet the expenses of the group, including owning our minibus, maintaining and replacing our tools, recruiting new volunteers, and administration.
We charge our clients modest expenses for our work. As of January 2018 these comprise a mileage charge of £0.65/mile and £5.50 per volunteer per day. For residential tasks, the client usually pays for bunkhouse accomodation too.
We carry out our own fundraising work to raise money for specific projects when necessary.
The following information about LCV can be found in the LCV documents section of our site .
In addition, our newsletter The Puggled Mucker may carry information about the funding we recieve (amongst other things).
As a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, we are required to file certain information with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). You can go directly to our records, or simply search the OSCR site for charity number SC020384.
LCV has recieved funding from the following organisations:
|Scottish Wildlife Trust Lothians Member Centre||2021 - donation for minibus replacement|
|Scottish Wildlife Trust Lothians Member Centre||Annual work agreement which covers the work we undertook on SWT reserves (until April 2018)|
|Asda Community Life||2017 - "Chosen by you, given by us" donation|
|Stafford Trust||2016 - Funding for MiDAS training|
|Scottish Natural Heritage||Annual grant for running costs (until 2015)|
|Foundation Scotland||2015 - Funding for First Aid training|
|Waitrose||2014, 2015, 2017, 2020 - Community Matters donation|
|Royal Bank of Scotland||2014 - Funding for D1 Training|
|Sinclair Knight Merz||2012, Funding for D1 training|
|Voluntary Action Fund||2011, Funding for D1 training|
|News International||2008, Funding for minibus replacement|