Moving Forward

The aim of this fund is to support local community projects in Edinburgh connected to the two main themes of:

Economic Opportunity


Community safety

Which have a focus of:

  • Increase local projects or activity;
  • Build skills of local people;
  • Increase community cohesion; or
  • Respond to local social or economic needs

Making A Difference

Grants of up to £5,000

Examples of the types of projects the fund will support (not an exhaustive list):

  • Mentoring projects
  • Skills exchange and learning projects
  • Opportunities for young people
  • Community sports activities
  • Projects with NEETS
  • Social Inclusion projects
  • Running costs, including salaries, core costs and project costs
  • Priority will be given to smaller locally based organisations, however, larger organisations are welcome to apply.
  • This fund is only open to organisations based in Edinburgh



  • Only organisations based in Edinburgh are eligible to apply
  • Only constituted groups with a governing document can apply
  • 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 signatories


  • 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 debt
  • Retrospective funding (i.e. costs already incurred / activities already taken place
  • Trips abroad
  • Capital costs / builds of physical items more than half the value of the grant
  • Purchase of second-hand vehicles
  • Payment 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 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
  • Organisations who are already in receipt of a grant directly from Uber


Application deadline is at 12pm on the 9th of December

Projects cannot start before 1st February 2020

Exclusive to Edinburgh

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form



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