Baillie Gifford

Multi-Year Awards


The programme can offer grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 per year up to a maximum of three years towards a maximum total project cost of £60,000 (less if applying for less than £5,000 per year).   

With limited funds available, funding will be restricted to  those groups who can demonstrate they are working in one of the four priority areas.

Making A Difference

Priority will be given to projects who can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities.

  • Reducing isolation in Scotland’s communities

  • Supporting financial inclusion 

  • Overcoming homelessness

  • Improving employability and enterprise, particularly in young people

Eligibility Checklist

  • Have you provided a signed copy of your constitution or other governing document alongside your application?

  • Do you have at least three members on your management committee or board?

  • Do you have independently examined and verified annual accounts or a projection of income and expenditure? (a projection is only appropriate if you are in your first year of operation)

  • Is your income less than £250,000 in your most recent annual accounts?

  • Do you have a bank account in the name of your group?

  • Do you have at least two unrelated cheque signatories required to sign your group’s cheques 

  • Do you have a child and vulnerable adult policy? (If you work/intend to work with vulnerable adults/children you will need to provide this with your application.)

  • Your project starts after 1 August 2019.


  • Organisations with an annual income of more than £250,000

  • Statutory organisations

  • Work in schools, during school/lesson hours

  • Individuals

  • Grant requests for less than 25% of the project costs.  (Project costs must not exceed £60,000 - less if applying for less than £5,000 per year)

  • Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before we have made a decision on funding (retrospective funding)

  • Trips abroad

  • The purchase of second hand vehicles

  • General fundraising appeals or activities

  • Projects which are mainly for the advancement of religion or politics 

  • Projects which do not benefit people in Scotland

  • Projects which start prior to 1st August 2019.

  • Projects currently in receipt of a Baillie Gifford Community Award Grant


All applications and supporting material must be received no later than 4pm on 17 May 2019.  If we do not receive all supporting material by the deadline, your application will be withdrawn.

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the application form

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