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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


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

CLASHINDARROCH WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND To support positive change by investing in a wide range of inspirational, community led activity in the Fund area, that is strategic, positive and creative and helps create a legacy of lasting impact Small grants: £500 - £5000 Standard grants: £5000 - £25,000 Large grants: over £25,000 Bursaries: up to £500

Small and standard grants: Please completing the online application form or downloadable form  returning to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

Large grants: Please complete the proposal form returning to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

Volunteer Development Bursaries: Please read the guidance notes contained in the application form, then complete and return it to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

School Transport Costs: Please read the policy and the guidance for completing the applcation form, before completing and returning the application form to the Programme Administrator, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

Applications for Community Defibrillators: Please read the policy adopted by the Panel on funding such applications, before completing an application form for Small and standard grants detailed above.

VENTIENT ENERGY GORDONSTOWN AUCHTERLESS, INVERKEITHNY AND FISHERFORD COMMUNITY FUND The fund will benefit charities and community groups within each of the Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford Community Council area Minimum of £500

Please read the Fund Factsheet before completing the application form and return to Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

A microgrant scheme for awards of up to £500 for individuals and families is run by the Community Council.

If you have any queries contact


There are now separate application forms for grants of under £1,000 and for grants of £1,000 and above.  They are also available from the Community Council.  They should be returned to:

Fyvie & Rothienorman Community Fund Sub-Group
c/o Nicola Davidson
8 Drumsinnie Drive
AB51 8YZ

A micro-grant scheme for grants of up to £250 for individuals or groups is also available. This is run by Fyvie, Rotheinorman and Monquhitter Community Council to whom application should be made at the e-mail address above.


GREENCOAT KILDRUMMY, LUMSDEN & TOWIE COMMUNITY FUND To encourage and enable the economic, social and environmental development of the area to support sustainability and help them continue to develop. Between £250 - £4,000.

Apply online or alternatively download the application form and return to Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

If you  have any queries contact or phone 0131 524 0300.

A micro-grant scheme for awards of up to £250 for individuals or groups is run by Donside Community Council with an award from this Fund. An application form is available here, which should be sent to the Community Council at the address on the form.


NORTHCONNECT LEGACY FUND To support the local communities, to promote sustainability and to preserve and enhance the natural environment Up to £1,500

Please read the Fund Factsheet before downloading and completing the application form, and return to Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.

If you have any queries email

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:

Baillie Gifford Community Awards 

Baillie Gifford Multi Year Awards 

Grass Roots Sports Fund

Baillie Gifford Room Hire Plus

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 ROOM HIRE PLUS Room Hire Room hire plus up to £100 in coses

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.

JUNE AND DOUGLAS HUME MEMORIAL FUND To provide financial assistance for the terminally ill who wish to spend their final days in their own homes. Priority will be given to applicants from the West of Scotland.

Please contact Jennifer McPhail on 0141 341 4964 for further information.

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