Wesleyan Foundation

Large Grants


Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants aim to support registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups across Scotland.

Grants between £2,000 and £10,000 will be considered from constituted organisations that focus on:

  • Health:  projects promoting health and wellbeing

  • Social:   projects providing local solutions to meet local needs, promote community cohesion, and develop sustainable and supportive communities

  • Education: educational projects enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities, and supporting people to move towards employment

Making A Difference

  • Grants between £2,000 and £10,000 are available

  • Your grant request must be no more than 20% of the group’s annual income, and no more than 10% of the costs requested can be assigned to operational/core costs

  • Grants can be made for a wide range of purposes e.g. consumables, activity or project costs

  • Any requests for salary, equipment, volunteer costs must be clearly budgeted and only used for the project.  Evidence will be requested as part of grant monitoring

  • All applicants will be expected to report against a minimum of one of the three key ‘impact’ indicators above


  • Organisations with incomes over £500,000

  • Organisations that have not been established for at least 2 years

  • Projects starting before 31st December 2019

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

  • Individuals or sole traders

  • Drama, the arts, and/or media focused projects

  • Arts and crafts activities/groups

  • Sports clubs and societies (unless the project supports the physically disabled)

  • Contact sports such as boxing

  • Statutory work in educational institutions

  • Capital Builds

  • Overseas travel or expeditions

  • Direct Replacement of statutory obligation and public funding

  • Groups with significant financial free reserves

  • Contribution to an endowment fund, payment of deficit funding or repayment of loans

  • Animal welfare, unless the project benefits people (e.g. disabled riding schemes)

  • Organisations or charities which are solely to promote any particular religion or political activities

  • Sponsorship purposes or funding purely for costs of fund raising events

  • Organisations who have indicated poor management of any previous grants or who present poor financial health

  • Schools, Churches or PTA’s unless wider community benefit is demonstrated

  • Purchase of second hand vehicles

  • Groups who will then distribute the funds as grants or bursaries

  • General fundraising appeals or activities

  • Projects which do not benefit people in Scotland


The Fund is now closed

How to Apply

The Fund is now closed

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