External Funding Officer, Shetland Islands Council
Michael is the Shetland Islands Council External Funding Officer, his work includes; identifying, promoting and assisting with external funding opportunities, administration of the Council’s community grant schemes. Including administration and monitoring of funding to Community Councils and of Shetland Charitable Trust community grants schemes. Michael also prepares Service Level Agreements (SLA) between the Council and Third Sector service providers and assists with service monitoring of SLAs. He is also the Council’s lottery contact officer and represents the Council on SLOG group (Scottish Local Authority External Funding Officers Group)
Over the years Michael has built up significant experience supporting community groups to bring in external funding and manage projects to successful conclusions. Developing a broad knowledge of the local Third Sector and the necessary skills to develop and support community activity.