Wesleyan Foundation

Small Grants


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

Grants between £500 and £2000 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 £250,000

  • Currently in receipt of a Wesleyan Grant through Foundation Scotland

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

  • Projects with a start date prior to 22nd July 2019
  • Individuals or sole traders

  • Drama, 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


The fund is currently closed



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