Celebrate Scotland Fund

Six out of ten people surveyed* say they cannot remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. The Big Lottery Fund wants to help change this with our Celebrate programme.

We are offering grants of between £500 and £5,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

You could also celebrate something from your community’s history or a local hero. Or maybe it’s a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

We have £575,000 for projects in Scotland.

What will you celebrate?

You can apply if you are a:

Voluntary or community organisation with a constitution and bank account
Statutory body.
You will need to show that your project is open to everyone in your local community.

We are especially keen to receive applications from groups who have not received a grant from us before.

We will give higher priority to applications from:

projects which demonstrate communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures
projects which actively bring different generations together.
organisations with a low income
organisations that haven’t already received a grant through this programme.