Victoria League Scotland (VLS) Trust 


The Victoria League in Scotland (VLS) has a long history in extending the hand of friendship to overseas students, studying in Scotland.  

The Trustees of VLS, have since transferred their assets to Foundation Scotland, and we will now distribute funds on their behalf.  Foundation Scotland will ensure the ethos of the fund isn't forgotten and all overseas students and overseas visitors receive a warm welcome and support to help them to connect to and understand Scottish culture.


Priority will be given to activities that

1) focus on and promote the advancement and development of the education, welfare, training and social needs of overseas students, international visitors and indviduals or families who are studying in or visiting Scotland

2) help build positive relationships between different cultural groups, develop shared understanding of ethnic and cultural differences and, in particular, an appreciation of the culture and heritage of Scotland.


  • 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

  • Trips abroad

  • Purchase of second hand vehicles

  • 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.


For grants of up to £500, applicants can apply at any time and can expect a decision within eight weeks.

For grants over £500 and up to £5000 there are two deadlines:

28th June 2019  (decision due in August)

30th September 2019 ( decision due in January)


How to Apply

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form.

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