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Baillie 
Gifford

Background

Edinburgh based Baillie Gifford is one of Scotland's leading investment management partnerships.

Baillie Gifford community awards provide up to £2000 to support registered charities and constituted voluntary groups across Scotland.

Baillie Gifford is also the main sponsor of the Caledonian Challenge, which is organised annually by Foundation Scotland's event team.

Priorities

Priority is given to support registered charities and voluntary groups working in the following areas:

  • Children and young people
  • elderly
  • environment
  • under 5's
  • local community
  • families
  • health
  • education
  • physically disabled
  • homelessness
  • women
  • social inclusion
  • social economic regeneration
  • grass roots sports

Exclusions

  • Individuals
  • Groups whose annual income in the current or previous financial year is over £250,000
  • Groups with fewer than 3 members on their management committee or board
  • Groups whose grant request is for the advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups) 
  • Groups whose grant request is for less than 25% of the total project costs 
  • The purchase of second hand vehicles 
  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts
  • Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before we have made a decision on an application (retrospective funding) 
  • Trips abroad 
  • Payments towards areas generally understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities 
  • Groups who will then distribute the funds as grants or bursaries 
  • General fundraising appeals or activities
  • Applications that are for the sole benefit to flora and fauna. Applicants are invited to demonstrate the direct benefit to the local community and/or service users in cases where the grant application is concerned with flora and fauna
  • Projects which do not benefit people in Scotland

Timescales

Rolling Programme

How to Apply

Via the express grants programme

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