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David Doig Foundation

Grant size No fixed amount
All of Scotland
Key dates  
Application Deadline: Currently closed to new applications

About this fund

The David Doig Foundation was established in memory of David Doig, whose wife set up the programme. David firmly believed access to education should be available to everyone, regardless of their circumstances, ensuring individuals achieve their true potential. The fund was set up to continue his vision.

Purpose of this fund

The David Doig Foundation supports education initiatives that help unlock disadvantaged young people’s full potential for their future success.

The Foundation will support a broad range of activities that will enable young people to take part in education. This could be around building confidence and self-esteem to enable a return to education, providing opportunities and access to activities that might not otherwise be available to young people due to their circumstances, or working with children who are at risk of or have been excluded from mainstream education.

The David Doig Foundation has a particular interest in engaging young people in education around nature, horticulture, and conservation, which will help enable them to pursue further education and careers in these areas.

Whilst there is no fixed amount for applications, the programme will typically award grants between £1,500 - £3,000. 

Additional criteria

For most applications, we will expect applicants to demonstrate that the beneficiaries are facing real barriers to accessing education and/or educational activities.

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.

The fund will also not typically make awards to individuals. 

How are decisions made?

Funding is allocated based on decisions by the David Doig Foundation's Trustees with support from Foundation Scotland.

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

How to apply

Please keep checking this page for fund opening dates in 2022.

Contact information

Contact name

Laura Berrisford, Funds Adviser