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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 are applying via our express grants, we will match your application to the criteria of the various funds we have available at the time.  Criteria determines which parts of Scotland or types of project any particular fund can be used for.

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

Dumfries & Galloway

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 



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, The Kiosk, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2HP.

For more information please contact the Programme Administrator: 01577 814927 or email

SSE 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. Constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working to benefit people in one or more of the 12 community council areas. 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.


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, contact Foundation Scotland on 01557 814927 or email


OLD LUCE COMMUNITY FUND The Trust 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 the factsheet 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 t: 01577 814927 or email

Scotland Wide

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

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

Baillie Gifford Community Awards 

Grass Roots Sports Fund

Baillie Gifford Room Hire Plus

BAILLIE GIFFORD GRASS ROOTS 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 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 2019.



FRAN TRUST 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. Up to a maxium of £500

Academic papers must have a gender focus.  Please note that Poster presentations will not be accepted.

Students must have confirmation that their paper has been accepted,  we also require a letter of support from an academic supervisor in addition to the completed application form. Once the conference has taken place you will be asked to submit a copy of the conference paper.

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

For grants under £2000 please contact Linda Phillips T: 0141 341 4960 or E: to discuss your application prior to applying.


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.

NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY COMMUNITY GRANTS To support housing projects that will enable more people to have a place to call home. £10,000 - £25,000 for applications from single organisations £10,000 - £50,000 for applications form partnerships and consortia
SCOTCH WHISKY ACTION FUND TACKLING ALCOHOL RELATED HARM To invest in groups and organisations that wish to reduce the impact of alcohol-related harm in Scotland's communities. Awards if up to £25,000 for a one year period can be made.
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