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What grants are available?

Foundation Scotland offers a number of funding awards, made up of money from the many different funds we distribute on behalf of companies, individuals, charitable trusts and community benefit funds.

If you click the map below you can search for funds that are currently available in your area, and details on how to apply.

If you are applying via our express grants programme, we will match your application to the criteria of the various funds we have available at the time.

Foundation Scotland also administers Resilient Scotland’s Start & Grow and Making Enterprise Happen  investment programmes. 

 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

Scotland Wide

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

Via the express grants programme

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

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.


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

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

Please read the guidelines 

Foundation Scotland will also be hosting two workshops offering guidance in completing an application to the fund.  The first will be held in our Edinburgh Offices at 15 Calton Road, on the 27 March, from 11am – 1.00 pm and the second will be a webinar on 3rd April from 11.00am – 12.00pm. To sign up to the events click either of the following links

 Workshop 27 March 2018

 Webinar 3 April 2018

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