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

Glasgow City

GRAHAM TRUST To support the further education of young people who have the surname of Graham A one off bursary of up to £500
PROVIDENT SOCIAL IMPACT FUND (SCOTLAND) Invest in activities that seek to to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion Between £1,000 and £5,000

Please ensure you read the guidance on this page prior to completing an online application form.

Deadline Monday 10th August at 12 noon.


This programme has now closed.

SPIRIT OF THE GORBALS - A FOURTEEN COMMUNITY Invest in activity that local people believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community £250-£2000


SPIRIT OF CALTON - A FOURTEEN COMMUNITY Invest in activity that local people believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community Grants of £250 - £5,000
SPIRIT OF RUCHILL AND POSSILPARK Invest in activity that local people believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community. £250-£2000

If you are a constituted group that provides actvities for people from Ruchill and/or Possilpark and are looking to undertake a project that would reduce elderly isolation, then we might be able to support you!  Deadline 13th December 2019. Decisions Feb.

You can download the application form here.

Guidance notes here

THE SILVERBURN GIVING BACK PROJECT To support registered charities and community groups in Pollok, Govan, Glasgow City, Barrhead, Shawlands, Gorbals £2,000

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form 

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 

Grassroots Sports Fund

BAILLIE GIFFORD GRASSROOTS SPORTS To support grassroot sports up to £5,000

Please read the guidelines, prior to completing the Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme online 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 £5,000 over three years

This programme is currently closed, the application process will open early 2021.

BAILLIE GIFFORD COMMUNITY AWARDS PROGRAMME To support community groups across Scotland up to £5,000

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 before proceeding 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 notice: 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


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 FAQs


The fund is now closed

The Environment Grants Programme which is administered directly by the Crown Estate is still open, more information can be found at Crown Estates Scotland website

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 £3,000 are available

Please carefully read the guidelines and Apply online


The fund is now closed

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