Important Message On Coronavirus

Foundation Scotland – We are open

Reassurance on supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of Coronavirus
Foundation Scotland appreciate that the Coronavirus situation will have a big impact on communities. We know that charities, local organisations and social enterprises will play a critical support role - providing practical and emotional support, helping to mobilise local services, care for those most in need and tackle isolation.
We want to reassure you that we will do what we can to support communities.

We are open as usual – our staff are now are working from home - we are working differently, working digitally. Staff work travel has been suspended so we will hold our meetings online.
All contacts including telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please just continue to contact our staff through these means. Our IT systems enable us to work from home with no risk to data security and ensure there is limited disruption to services.

Please continue with grant applications – however please scan and email in any supporting documents. Our offices are closed for the time being, and we cannot receive mail – so please do not post any supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner an option is to download a scanner app onto your smart phone – this uses the camera function to scan the document and convert it into a PDF for e-mail.

We aim to be as helpful as possible over the coming weeks - so our grantees can focus on supporting communities. Alongside continuing to deliver all our community funds and published grant-making programmes, we are taking the following steps:

  1. Relaxing deadlines for monitoring reports
  2. Increasing mentoring and support for grantees and investees
  3. Establishing payment holidays for social enterprises supported with loans
  4. Increasing cash flow support loans to social enterprises
  5. Planning to introduce rolling deadlines for some place-based Funds for those delivering any projects that address immediate community needs in light of the Coronavirus
  6. Working with other funders to pool resources
  7. Working with local community organisations and umbrella groups to gather information about local needs and how best to support these
  8. Establishing a Community Resilience and Recovery Fund
  9. Giving our staff paid time to work flexibly so that they can care for loved ones and also volunteer and support activity in their local community dealing with needs arising from the Coronavirus
  10. Asking you how we can best support your community

Please do get in touch, as normal, if you have questions.

 

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

To search for funds available in your area simply click on the map below.

If you want to discuss your funding needs in person give our grants team a call on 0141 341 4960 or send us an 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

Dumfries & Galloway

FUND NAME PROGRAMME THEME GRANT SIZE HOW TO APPLY
ANNANDALE AND NITHSDALE COMMUNITY BENEFIT COMPANY To support the rural regeneration and sustainability of communities. Small grants from £500 to £5000 (small grants will require at last 25% match funding) Large Grants: from £5001 to £20,000 (large grants will require at least 50% match funding)

Please visit the ANCBC website for details of how to apply 

 

BLACKCRAIG COMMUNITY FUND Community oriented £500 - £25,000

COVID 19 Emergency Fund: Please read the Fund Factsheet, then complete the online application form

Please ensure you read the Fund Factsheet before applying. In anticipation of high demand, groups can apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000. This upper limit will be reviewed after the first two rounds.

For grants under £500, please contact your local community council.

For grants of £500-£25,000, please apply online or by downloading the main grant application form.

We welcome pre-application enquiries. For more information about the fund, contact Foundation Scotland on 01557 814927 or email office@foundationscotland.org.uk

CAIRNRYAN COMMUNITY FUND Community oriented Varies

Please ensure you read the Fund Factsheet before applying.

Cairnryan Community Fund (£500-£10,000)

Please complete the application online or alternatively download and return the application form.

Completed and signed applications should be submitted to Programme Administrator Foundation Scotland. Our offices are currently closed. So we can only accept applications through the online system or by email, including all supporting documents.

For more information or to apply please email the Programme Administrator on office@foundationscotland.org.uk or call 01577 814927. 

CLYDE (DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY) COMMUNITY FUND To support activities that will enhance quality of life and promote people's well being, promote community spirit and bring people together or foster vibrant, sustainable communities. There are two levels of grants: Standard grants, £250-£12,000 Large grants, over £12,000 Please note that large grant applications involve a two-stage process. A small proportion of the fund will be distributed in the form of "micro grants" of up to £250 each through a scheme administered by each community council or equivalent.

Download the fund factsheet  for more information before applying.

Standard grants : Please apply online or by downloading the application form

Large grants: Please download an enquiry form.

CREPL Community oriented Varies

Applications for grants that will benefit one of the six eligible Fund areas are decided upon by the local Community Councils that receive CREPL funding directly each year. 

Groups that wish to apply for funding should contact their local Community Council directly. Contact details for local Community Council members can be found on the Dumfries & Galloway council website.

MINNYGAP COMMUNITY FUND Community oriented £500 - £10,000

Please ensure you read the Fund Factsheet before applying.

For grants under £500, please apply by downloading the small grant application form.

For grants of £501-£10,000, pleasy apply online or by downloading the standard grant application form.

We welcome pre-application enquiries. For more information about the Fund email Foundation Scotland on office@foundationscotland.org.uk or call 01557 814927.

 

NORTH RHINS COMMUNITY FUND Community oriented Varies

Applications for grants that will benefit one of the eligible Fund areas are decided upon by the local Community Council or Community Association that receive North Rhins funding directly each year. 

Groups that wish to apply for funding should contact their local Community Council or Community Association directly.  

OLD LUCE COMMUNITY FUND The Old Luce Community Fund primarily supports projects located within or directly benefiting the Old Luce Community Council area, including the communities of Glenluce, Dunragit and Auchenmalg. • Small grants: £500 - £10,000 • Large grants: over £10,000. Awards of over £50,000 will only be made in exceptional circumstances.

Please ensure you read the Fund Factsheet before applying. 

For a standard grant application you can apply online or download an application form.

For large grants, please read above fact sheet prior to sending us a one-page outline proposal.

Completed and signed applications should be submitted to Programme Administrator Foundation Scotland, The Kiosk, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2HP.

For more information, you can contact the Programme Administrator on 01577 814927 or email:

office@foundationscotland.org.uk.

WHITESIDE HILL COMMUNITY FUND Community oriented Varies

COVID 19 Emergency Fund: Please read the Fund Factsheet, then complete the online application form

 

Please ensure you read the Fund Criteria before downloading and sending an application form. This will maximise your chances of receiving the support.

 

We welcome pre-application enquiries. For more information about the fund, contact Foundation Scotland on 01557 814927 or email office@foundationscotland.org.uk

Scotland Wide

FUND NAME PROGRAMME THEME GRANT SIZE HOW TO APPLY
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 

RESPONSE, RECOVERY & RESILIENCE FUND GRANTS FROM £1,000 - £5,000 Supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of coronavirus. Grants between £1,000 and £5,000

Please make sure you have fully read and understood the fund criteria and FAQs then proceed to our online application form. Due to high call volumes we cannot answer every individual enquiry, you may find the information you need below.

Fund FAQs

Apply Online 

Important Note: Due to the high number of applications we won't contact you if your application is incomplete or missing any supporting documents. Please ensure everything is in order before submitting your application and documents. 

Projects Already Funded

Donate To The Fund

 

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FUND

To ensure your project is eligible for funding please read our fact sheet. Due to demand we have also produced a list of FAQs, you can download both below:

Programme Fund Fact Sheet

Programme FAQs

  

Ready to apply?

Please read the application guidelines prior to completing the online application form

If you're having any difficulties with the form we only have limited resources to support. Some questions can be answered by our office on 0141 341 4960, we will help you as best we can. 

If you require assistance in completing the entire application form, then please contact your Local Council for Voluntary Services who will be more than happy to help you.

 

DAVID DOIG FOUNDATION Education, self-care, young people and children Varies

Currently closed for applications

THE ESSENTIA FOUNDATION Community support Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available

Fund is currently closed for new applications

FOURTEEN
FRAN TRUST - WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FRAN TRUST IS NOW CLOSED.

The fund is now closed

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