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POWERING TRANSFORMATIVE FUNDING

foundation Scotland logo including photos of projects supported
foundation Scotland logo including photos of projects supported
foundation Scotland logo including photos of projects supported
foundation Scotland logo including photos of projects supported

Making a difference throughout Scotland

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 £170 million to charities and community groups across Scotland, creating happier, fairer, and more sustainable communities. 

We support philanthropists to help their personal giving make the most difference. We work with donors to invest in community action that enables people and places to flourish. We work alongside communities to ensure that local funds are distributed by communities themselves.  And we offer social investment opportunities to enable social enterprises, community organisations and charities to grow and deliver positive social impact. 

For a quick introduction on how we make a difference, watch our animation.

More about us

Over the past 12 months

We’ve paid out

£20.9m

through this many grants

3195

and this many funds

285

Learn more about our impact

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 Investing in Enterprise Fund. 

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Our news

Fund News

Community Action Plan in full flow

In June 2021, funding from the EDF Renewables Longpark Wind Farm Fund kick-started the first ever Stow Community Action Plan in the communities of Stow and Fountainbridge.

Fund News

Upcoming fund deadlines

Here's our quick reference guide to all funding application deadlines coming up this month. Be sure to check all guidelines and eligibility criteria before applying.

Fund News

Get involved with Westfield Wind Farm Benarty Community Fund

The latest news from the Westfield Wind Farm Benarty Community Fund.

Fund News

Big Step Forward for Dorenell Footpath Project

Over a quarter of a million pounds has been awarded for legacy walking network.