Baillie Gifford

Grassroots Sports


Foundation Scotland has been delivering the Grassroots Sports Fund since 2014.  Small grants of up to £2,000 are available for groups with an income below £250,000.


The criteria for the fund are as follows: 

  • Improve the quality and participation in sport - all ages and abilities, all sports (excluding elite participation)

  • Widen access –  remove barriers to participation 

  • Improve sustainability (of clubs and groups)

Making A Difference

The fund will consider applications for grants up to £2,000 for the following:

  • Purchasing sports equipment

  • Coaching and coaching development costs

  • Facilities hire

  • Encourage the inclusion of minority grous and those facing barriers to entry


In 2019 there will be five rounds, the deadlines for receiving completed application forms and supporting documentation is 4pm by the following dates:


Project start date

4 March 2019

13 May 2019

3 June 2019

12 August 2019

2 September 2019

11 November 2019

2 December 2019

10 February 2020

How to Apply

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..

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