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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 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

FUND NAME PROGRAMME THEME GRANT SIZE HOW TO APPLY
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
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 £5000

Please read the fund factsheet  before  completing 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:
Email: annabel@foundationscotland.org.uk
Phone: 0131 524 0351

 

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.

Please read the Fund Factsheet prior to applying.  You can apply online or alternatively you can download and complete the application form. For more information contact our Edinburgh office on 0131 524 0300 or email.

To apply for a micro grant (up to £250) please contact the Secretary of Earn Community Council at secretaryearncc@gmail.com or the Secretary of Glenfarg Community Council at secretary@glenfarg.org. 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 ros@foundationscotland.org.uk or call on 0131 524 0340

Scotland Wide

FUND NAME PROGRAMME THEME GRANT SIZE HOW TO APPLY
BAILLIE GIFFORD Registered charities and voluntary groups working in key priority areas. A maximum of £2,000

Via the express grants programme

BAILLIE GIFFORD CAPACITY BUILDER PROGRAMME 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.

 

 

DAVID DOIG FOUNDATION
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

FOURTEEN
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 submit an enquiry form if you have a project which strongly meets the priorities above and you are looking for over £2,000.

 

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
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