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Making a difference throughout Scotland

We are Scotland’s community foundation. We help people and organisations to fund good causes, strengthening Scotland’s communities and creating a lasting impact.

Since 1996, we’ve helped distribute more than £100 million to charities and community groups through our effective and innovative funding programmes. We’re proud to support Scottish communities and their projects, providing the resources to shape their future. 

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Our impact over the past 12 months

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Investing in Enterprise

Foundation Scotland has extended support for the third sector even further by introducing innovative social investment opportunities to social enterprises in Scotland.

Social investment expands on our community foundation's core grantmaking services providing access to a greater range of funding options across Scotland.  Find out more about social investment, including details of our new Investing in Enterprise Fund. 

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Our news

Fund News

Communities head for climate smart future

Community groups and charities across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire celebrate receiving funding totalling more than £110,000 from the Vattenfall Unlock Our Future Fund.

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Clubs in Crisis fund delivers impact through sport

Grassroots sports clubs and organisations across Scotland are celebrating after receiving funding from the Clubs in Crisis fund.

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Fund application deadlines in August

A summary of all fund application deadlines coming up this month to help organisations keep track of timely opportunities in their area.

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Kinross-shire Fund hits 15 years of grantmaking!

The Kinross-shire Fund was set up in 2006 and has awarded over £357,000 to 76 different organisations in Kinross-shire.