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David and Averil Macdonald Fund

Grant size No fixed amount
Argyll and Bute
West Lothian
Key dates  
Application deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions take approximately 10 weeks from receipt of your application.

About this fund

The David and Averil Macdonald fund was set up to support charitable activity supporting communities in Islay, Tain, Elgin and Livingston. 

Purpose of this fund

The David and Averil Macdonald fund aim to support charitable activity in the areas listed above.  

Within these areas, the programme is looking to address a real community need. There is primarily a focus on projects for young people which increase opportunity and available support, although work addressing wider issues in the community such as poverty or isolation may also be considered.

Grants will be awarded to projects in the geographical areas of focus and that meet the programme aims and which have the capacity to make a real difference to the community. Applicants should be able to explain this clearly. 

Additional criteria

Grant sizes for this fund vary, so you will need to get in touch before applying to discuss the level of funding you need.

Please note that the fund will typically only make a small number of large awards each year and that new applicants are encouraged to apply for smaller awards (i.e. under £5,000) in the first instance.

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

Please note, this fund does not make awards to individuals. 

How are decisions made?

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

How to apply

If you are interested in applying to this fund, please get in touch using the contact information below to discuss your project.

If you would like to review the questions you will be asked to answer before starting the form, you can see them here.

If you have already started an application and not completed it, please login here to resume. 

Frequently asked questions

  • My group have had an award from this fund before, can we re-apply?

    Your group can re-apply if you have had funding before. However, the fund will not award multiple concurrent grants to the same group, so you should make sure you have come to the end of any existing award before re-applying. 

  • My group delivers work elsewhere in Scotland, can we apply?

    The fund will typically only consider work that supports the communities of Tain, Islay, Elgin, and Livingston. Please get in touch to discuss your project is you're not sure. 

  • How much should I apply for?

    The fund will offer a range of grant sizes. However, new applicants are generally advised to apply for smaller awards in the first instance (under £5,000). Please get in touch to discuss your project if you're not sure. 

Contact information

For application process and technical enquiries

Central Systems Support

For criteria and fund priority enquiries

Fiona Mould, Funds Adviser