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Applying is easy!

Foundation Scotland offers a diverse range of funding programmes for organisations working to benefit a range of communities across Scotland. 

Some of these programme are Scotland wide and some are restricted to particular sectors and/or geographies.  Each programme has its own criteria and/or outcomes.

We distribute the funds on behalf of companies, individuals and charitable trusts.

We are also a leading provider of community benefit funds in Scotland.

Using the table below, you can search for funds that are currently available in your area and find details about how to apply.

If you want to discuss your funding needs, call our grants team on  0141 341 4960 or email

Dumfries & Galloway Scottish Borders East Lothian Midlothian Edinburgh City South Lanarkshire East Ayrshire South Ayrshire North Ayrshire East Renfrewshire Glasgow City West Lothian Falkirk North Lanarkshire East Dumbartonshire Renfrewshire Inverclyde West Dunbartonshire Clackmannanshire Fife Dundee City North Ayrshire Argyll & Bute Stirling Perth & Kinross Angus Aberdeen City Aberdeenshire Moray Western Isles Orkney Islands Shetland Islands Highlands

Aberdeen City

BUDGE FOUNDATION To support organisations in sustaining the culture and traditions of Forres and Moray. Or To support organisations focusing on the wel-lbeing and education of children. Between £250 and £2000

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form


Applications should be submitted in the form of a letter detailing what the grant is needed for, how much the project will cost and how much is being requested, why the project is needed and what difference it will make to the Kingswells community. Each letter of application should also contain the contact details of your organisation (email and telephone details essential). All applicants to the fund should have a bank account as a general rule. Where this is not the case then any grant award may be paid to a local organisation e.g. the Community Council who will accept the grant on your behalf. 

All applications must be accompanied by a copy of your organisation’s governing document and your most recent set of annual accounts. If you are a very informal group that does not have a governing document and/or annual accounts then you can still apply to the programme for funds and additional checks will be made about the status of your organisation during the assessment process.

Email applications to or post to Donna Finlayson, Foundation Scotland, 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RX.

If you would like to discuss your project before making an application for funds then please contact Donna on 0141 280 8695.



UNLOCK OUR FUTURE FUND Community projects which: (1) contribute to a climate smarter world with sustainability at its core; (2) invest in community facilities and activities that are fit for the future and are environmentally sustainable; (3) encourage projects which are innovative in their delivery; and (4) ensure a legacy and lasting impact, which clearly brings benefit to the local community. Between £500 and £15,000

Scotland Wide

BAILLIE GIFFORD Registered charities and voluntary groups working in key priority areas. Depends on stream

There are four different funding streams, please click on one of the links below:

Community Awards 

Multi Year Awards 

Grass Roots Sports Fund

Free Room Hire

BAILLIE GIFFORD GRASSROOTS SPORTS To support grassroot sports up to £2K

Please read the guidelines, and then complete the Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme application form and ensure you tick the box to indicate you are applying for sport funding..

BAILLIE GIFFORD MULTI-YEAR AWARDS Working in one of the following areas; reducing isolation in Scotland's communities; supporting financial inclusion; overcoming homelessness; improving employability and enterprise Grants of up to £5K over three years

Please read the programme guidelines prior to completing the application form

BAILLIE GIFFORD COMMUNITY AWARDS PROGRAMME To support community groups across Scotland up to £2000

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form 

BAILLIE GIFFORD FREE ROOM HIRE Room Hire Free Room Hire plus up to £100 in some cases

Please use our online application form.

There are no application deadlines but we expect you to use the meeting room before the end of March 2020.



FRAN TRUST - WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FRAN TRUST IS NOW CLOSED. To fund scholarly activity in the fields of feminism, gender or women's studies. You must be a post graduate student attending an academic conference to present a paper on gender related topics.
GATEWAY EXCHANGE FUND To support those seeking funding assistance to promote healing, creative self expression, transformation and renewal through innovative projects. Special consideration to projects relating to drug addiction, HIV, mental health and counselling projects as well as activities supporting prisoners and ex-prisoners Between £250 - £2000

Please contact Linda Phillips on or call 0141 341 4960 for an application form.


Please ensure you have read the guidance above before you proceed to the online application form

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