Wesleyan Foundation

Small Grants


Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants aim to support:

Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups across Scotland.

Grants will be considered from community groups (as long as you have a constitution), registered charities, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and social enterprises that focus on:

  • Improve people’s life skills, education, employability and enterprise

  • Maximise ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity

  • Advance people’s physical, mental health and wellbeing

This programme is intended to support groups/organisations with an income less than £250,000. The maximum grant available is £2,000 and should be completed within one year.


  • Individuals or sole traders 

  • 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

  • Pure sponsorship purposes or funding purely for costs of fund raising events

  • Promotion of religious or political activities 

  • 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

  • Organisations with incomes over £250,000.

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

  • 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


Rolling programme

How to Apply

Complete the online application form

Further details regarding eligibility are included in the guidelines for the Express Grants programme.

Please contact Jane Martin with any queries email  or call  0131 524 0301

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