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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

South Ayrshire

BARR ASSEL VALLEY COMMUNITY FUND Standard £500 - £10,000 Large Over £10,000

Please ensure you read the Fund Factsheet  before applying.

For grants under £10,000, please apply online or by downloading the standard application form.

For larger grants, please complete the enquiry form.

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



GIRVAN AND DISTRICT ASSEL VALLEY COMMUNITY FUND Charitable activities that benefit the community of Girvan and District. £500 - £5000

Please read the Fund Factsheet prior to completing the application online or downloading the application form.

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


For details on how to apply please contact:

Marion Young
Community Planning Officer
Communities, Economy, Neighbourhood and Environment South Ayrshire Council County Buildings Wellington Square Ayr


T: 01292 612626





CARRICK FUTURES Supporting community groups and charities in Carrick area in line with the Carrick Community Council Forum Economic Development strategy tbc

Carrick Futures is now open for grant making.

Visit for more information and to apply now.

CLOVER FUND To support women and girls across the West of Scotland Up to £2000

Using the online application form

HADYARD HILL Groups or projects working to make a difference in their community. Up to £5,000 per year.

Main Fund (£500-£5,000)

Please read the Fund Factsheet prior to completing the application online or alternatively download and return the application.

Community Council Small grant (up to £500)

Please read the guidance  and then download and return the completed  application to your Community Council.


JEAN PARKER-BROWN MEMORIAL FUND To provide financial support to mature women seeking to further their education females from the Ayrshire area.

Please note that individuals cannot apply directly.  Nominations are made once a year by Ayrshire College Student Funding Team.  For more information please contact Annabel Bath at Foundation Scotland, 0131 524 0300 or email  

WILLIAM GRANT YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FUND To improve the life chances of young people at risk of becoming so. To support projects delivering education, employment, training and development programmes.

At the current time, Foundation Scotland is no longer accepting direct applications to the William Grant Youth Opportunities Fund

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.



THE ESSENTIA FOUNDATION Grants of up to £10,000

This fund is now closed.

EVE'S TRUST Up to £2000

Please contact Annabel Bath to discuss your application T: 0131 524 0351 or E:

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 Annabel Bath T: 0131 524 0351 or E:  to discuss your application prior to applying.

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


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