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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.


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


  • 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


Rolling Programme

How to Apply

Via the express grants programme

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