Budge Foundation LogoBill and Lorraine Budge support organisations that help to sustain the culture and traditions of Forres and the surrounding area in Moray, where Bill was born and raised, as well as Aberdeen where the couple live. Moreover, Bill and Lorraine are particularly interested in organisations whose focus relates to the well-being and or education of children; the support of such projects being without geographic restriction.


There are three strands to the fund:

  • To support organisations who are working to sustain the culture and traditions of Forres and the surrounding area in Moray

  • Organisations who operate in Aberdeen and the surrounding area whose work focuses in the areas of health and education.

  • National and international organisations focusing on the well-being and education of children


Eligibility Criteria 

  • Only constituted groups, with a governing document, can apply

  •  Annual income in the most recent financial year must be less than £250,000

  • A bank account must be set up in the name of the group

  • There must be at least 3 unrelated members on your management committee

  • Committee meetings must have a quorum of at least 3 unrelated members present

  • There must be at least 2 unrelated cheque signatories



  • Advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups)

  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts

  • Retrospective funding i.e. costs already incurred/activities already taken place

  • Trips abroad

  • Purchase of second hand vehicles

  • Payments towards areas generally understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities including schools. i.e. projects that take place in school, during school hours and/or only for the benefit of the pupils will not be considered. PTAs/Parent Councils can apply if appropriately constituted but must evidence the project has genuine wider community benefit.

  • 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

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form

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