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Baillie Gifford Community Awards

Grant size Up to £5,000
All of Scotland
Key dates  
Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.
Decisions: Decisions take approximately 10 weeks from receipt of your application.

About this fund

This fund is aimed at supporting grassroots community organisations across Scotland.

Purpose of this fund

The fund will consider applications that fit at least one of the following priorities:

People affected by homelessness Food insecurity Children and families    
People affected by substance abuse Veterans Health and disability
People affected by domestic abuse  Education Grassroots sports

Additional criteria

The fund can support core costs as well as project costs. However, it can only support applications where the grant request is at least 25% of the total costs.  Please do not apply if your project as a whole costs more than £20,000.

Please note this fund is only open to organisations with an annual income of under £250,000.

Who can apply?

All applicants must meet Foundation Scotland's Common eligibility criteria, please check this list before starting your application. 

What can’t be funded?

Please read through What we can't fund page, these exclusions apply to all Foundation Scotland funds.

In addition, the Baillie Gifford Community Awards fund cannot support applications where the grant request is less than 25% (one quarter) of the total costs.

How are decisions made?

Funding is allocated based on decisions by selected Baillie Gifford staff with support from Foundation Scotland.

For more details on our assessment processes please visit How funding decisions are made.

How to apply

Applications are submitted online. Please follow the link to register for an application form.

Contact information

Contact name

The Grants Team

Fund case studies

Read about how Baillie Gifford has worked in partnership with Foundation Scotland for over a decade, to support grassroots charitable organisations across the country.


View case studies