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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

Perth & Kinross

AL MAKTOUM COMMUNITY GRANTS Supporting charitable organisations delivering projects in the fields of learning and education, multiculturalism, interfaith and cultural engagement, youth development, providing opportunities for those with a physical and/or learning disability Between £250 - £2000

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form

BLACKFORD COMMUNITY FUND Community groups and charities working in the Blackford Community Council area that promote community spirit, enhance quality of life, promote people's well-being and foster a vibrant sustainable community. Grants of between £100 and £1000 are available.

Please read the guidelines before completing the application form.

EDF BURNFOOT HILL, BURNFOOT NORTH AND RHODDERS FUNDS Grants and organisations that provide public benefit to people living in Alva, Dollar, Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire and Blackford and the hamlet of Glendevon in Perth and Kinross The fund provides grants up to £6000

Grants up to £2000

Please read the guidelines prior to completing either the online application form or downloading the application form and returning.

Grants up to three years

Please read the guidelines prior to completing either the online application form or downloading the application form and returning

KINROSS-SHIRE FUND To support activity which will develop the vibrant life of the Kinross-shire Community and ensure that the area is an attractive place to live, work and visit. Grants of between £250 and £2000

The online application form is available here. Please read the accompanying guidelines before completing the application.

Get in touch
If you require any further information, please contact Foundation Scotland:
Phone: 0131 524 0340


INNOGY RENEWABLES UK LIMITED LOCHELBANK COMMUNITY FUND To support activities that benefit local residents by strengthening the community and improve the lives of local people Grants from £250 to £2,500* are available. *applications above this amount will be considered in exceptional circumstances, where significant and wider community benefit can be demonstrated.

 You can apply online or alternatively you can download and complete the application form. Download a copy of the guidance document for further information about how to apply, or alternatively call our Edinburgh office on 0131 524 0300 or email.

For micro grants please contact the Secretary of Earn and Glenfarg Community Councils. Applications can be made in the form of a letter directly to the Secretary of the Community Council.

T IN THE PARK COMMUNITY FUND To bring communities together Up to £2000

Please apply via our express grants programme. For any further information, please email Ros Houldsworth or call on 0131 524 0340

Scotland Wide

BAILLIE GIFFORD Registered charities and voluntary groups working in key priority areas. A maximum of £2,000

Via the express grants programme

COMIC RELIEF CORE STRENGTH - LOCAL COMMUNITIES The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 will be available.

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the application form.

COMIC RELIEF COMMUNITY CASH To encourage activities that bring vibrancy to communities Grants of between £500- £1000

This fund has now closed.





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

THE ESSENTIA FOUNDATION Grants of up to £10,000

This fund is now closed.

EVE'S TRUST Up to £2000

Applications can be made through Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants programme


If you are based in one of the six communities you may be eligible to apply

Spirit of Caithness

Spirit of Calton

Sprit of Dumbiedykes

Islay & Jura: A Fourteen Community

Spirit of the Gorbals

Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark 

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

Applications can be made through the Express Grants programme The Trust may, very occasionally, consider applications for larger grants if funds allow. Please send an enquiry form to Foundation Scotland if you have a project which strongly meets the priorities above and you are looking for over £2,000.


HEINEKEN FUND To encourage health, wellbeing, self-esteem and self confidence. Or to encourage community pride. Between £250 and £2000

Via our express grant programme

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