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Inch Cape Construction Fund

Grant size Up to £2,000
East Lothian
Key dates  
Application Deadlines: Applications are considered on a rolling basis, you can apply at any time - next decision date early September 2024

About this fund

The Inch Cape Construction Fund supports community projects that help tackle the effects of poverty and inequality while improving the environment and supporting sustainability for residents of the Prestonpans or Cockenzie & Port Seton community council areas.  

Launched in February 2024, the fund is provided by Inch Cape Offshore Limited, a joint venture between Red Rock Power and ESB Energy, which is developing the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm. A total of £45,000 will be available for distribution over the first twelve months.

Grant size: £500 - £2,000

Funds will be available on a rolling basis throughout the year so you may apply at any time. The usual timescale for award decisions is 6-8 weeks but groups must apply a minimum of 4 weeks before their proposed project start date.

Due to availability over the summer period, the next decision date will be early September 2024. Groups considering winter festive projects and Christmas activities are encouraged to apply at this time to allow applications to be processed in a timely manner. 

Purpose of this fund

The Fund will support charitable activities that contribute to at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Improving physical and/or mental health and wellbeing.
  • Reducing isolation or loneliness within the community.
  • Increasing access to education, learning and employment.
  • Improving to the local environment.
  • Reducing food or fuel poverty

Grants may support a wide range of costs, such as equipment, staff or sessional workers, consultations, running costs for local groups, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities.

Additional criteria

Projects may benefit children, families, adults or older people, whilst activities helping people overcome additional challenges such as disability, discrimination or other complex life circumstances are especially welcome. 

Organisations are welcome to make repeat applications provided they are for different projects or activities each time.

Who can apply?

Groups and organisations working to benefit people resident in the Prestonpans or Cockenzie & Port Seton community council areas can apply. You don’t need to be a registered charity to apply, but your group/organisation must meet our standard eligibility criteria.  

Applications from groups/organisations located outwith the Fund area will only be considered if the project they are proposing demonstrates links with local groups/organisations and demonstrates clear benefits for residents within the Fund area.

What can’t be funded?

Information on what the Fund cannot support is provided here.

How are decisions made?

Funding is allocated based on decisions by selected Inch Cape Offshore Limited staff with support from Foundation Scotland.

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

How to apply

Complete our simple online application form.

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 any problems accessing the online form, please email or call 0131 524 0300 and we can help.

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

Contact information

For application process and technical enquiries

Central Systems Support

For criteria and fund priority enquiries

Felicity Wright, Grants Officer

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