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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 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 Community oriented 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


To apply please contact Pinmore and Pinwherry Community Council directly. 

Contact details can be found on the South Ayrshire Council website.

BALLANTRAE COMMUNITY FUND Community oriented £500-£10,000

Please read the fund fact sheet prior to completing the online application form, alternatively download the application and return.


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

Carrick Futures is now open for grant making.

Visit for more information and to apply now.

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. Varies

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, phone number: 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 four different funding streams, please click on one of the links below:

Community Awards 

Multi Year Awards 

Grass Roots Sports Fund

Free Room Hire

BAILLIE GIFFORD GRASSROOTS 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 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 up to £5K over three years

Please read the programme guidelines prior to completing the application form

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 FREE ROOM HIRE Room Hire Free Room Hire plus up to £100 in some cases

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 2020.

DAVID DOIG FOUNDATION Education, self-care, young people and children Varies

Currently closed for applications


The fund is now closed

GATEWAY EXCHANGE FUND To support those seeking funding assistance to promote healing, creative self expression, transformation and renewal through innovative projects. Between £250 - £2000

Please contact Linda Phillips on or call 0141 341 4960 for an application form.

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. Varies

Please contact Jennifer McPhail on 0141 341 4964 for further information.

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