Wesleyan Foundation

Large Grants


Wesleyan Foundation Large 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


  • Organisations with incomes over £500,000

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

  • Individuals or sole traders

  • Arts and media focused projects

  • 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


 Please read the guidelines before completing an application for further information on the criteria to ensure your organisation and project are eligible to apply.

Completed applications, with supporting documents, must be received by Monday 29th April at 12pm.

How to Apply

Please read the guidelines prior to completing the online application form

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