Baillie Gifford


Baillie Gifford is one of Scotland’s leading investment management partnerships. They have worked with Foundation Scotland for over ten years and during that time Baillie Gifford has been the largest contributor to Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants programme.

Use the flow chart to help you decide which stream is most appropriate.

Following a review of their charitable giving Baillie Gifford now offer two different funding streams with a further two streams launching in 2019.

Community Awards Programme - Grants up to £2K 

The fund will support community groups and small charities across Scotland with an income of less than £250,000 The fund can support core costs as well as project costs.  However, we can only support applications where the grant request is at least 25% (one quarter) of the total costs.

Grassroots Sports Fund

The fund will support community groups and small charities who are trying to improve participation or widen access to sports.Small grants of up to £2K are available.

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).   

Room Hire Plus

Offering small charties and community groups the opportunity to hire Foundation Scotland meeting rooms at no cost.


How to Apply

There are four different funding streams, please click on one of the links below:

Baillie Gifford Community Awards 

Baillie Gifford Multi Year Awards 

Grass Roots Sports Fund

Baillie Gifford Room Hire Plus

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