A local advisory group was established to support the fund, and raised money from individuals and companies to make grants to charities and voluntary organisations in the Kinross-shire area.

Applicants can apply for grants between £500 and £2000


The Kinross-shire Fund aims to support activity which will develop the vibrant life of the local community and ensure that the area is an attractive place to live, work and visit.


Applications must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • Community Events

  • Community Information

  • Community Transport

  • Community Welfare (healthcare support)

  • Physical Amenities

  • Recreational Facilities

  • Support for Care of the Elderly

  • Support for Existing Voluntary Organisations

Making A Difference

Priority will be given to funding applications which:

  • strengthen existing local organisations by helping them to purchase equipment and resources

  • improve or develop local community facilities

  • encourage community activity and promote community spirit

  • support services for the elderly and persons with a disability

  • improve information about local community issues


  • Individuals

  • 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 Kinross-shire

  • Repeat applications are discouraged, particularly for events and activity costs.

  • Revenue projects will be considered but only where the project offers significant community benefits.




Decisions communicated by

Project start date

1st Monday in February

20th March

On or after 1st April

1st Monday in May

20th June

On or after 1st July

1st Monday in August

20th September

On or after 1st October

1st Monday in November

20th December

On or after 1st January

How to Apply

The online application form is available here. Please read the accompanying guidelines before completing the application.

Get in touch
If you require any further information, please contact Foundation Scotland:
Phone: 0131 524 0351

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