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  • £4million grants to boost volunteering among over 50s

    With life expectancy in the UK increasing, a valuable opportunity has opened up for greater numbers of volunteers to share their skills and talents with others in later life - offering a rewarding experience for both sides.

  • 5,000 reasons to celebrate

    Today, as we announce our first Celebrate awards, we want to remind you of the fantastic opportunity to apply for a £5,000 award to bring your community together. You could follow in the footsteps of the Darvel Music Company and Glasgow Afghan United, just two of the successful 15 organisations that filled in an application form and are now preparing to hold their own community inspired events.

  • A B Charitable Trust

    To support the disadvantaged by fostering community action.

  • Active Communities Fund

    People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in the Scottish Highlands

  • Active Spaces partnership – Fields in Trust

    A Fields in Trust protection programme will create a legacy of 50 permanently safeguarded outdoor spaces across the UK and tackle physical inactivity, particularly the most inactive communities, to participate in physical activity, sport and play.

  • ALDI - Scottish Sport Fund

    Aldi Scotland is providing grants of up to £500 for sporting organisations with registered charity status, including rugby clubs and after school groups, to make it easier for kids to take part in sports in their local communities. Applicants need to be based in Scotland.


    This scheme was set up in 1966 by the late Sir Allen Lane, founder of Penguin Books, to support general charitable causes. The foundation has no connection with the publishing company, but five of the Trustees are members of the founder’s family.

  • Arts and Heritage Matched Crowdfunding Pilot (England & Scotland)

    Nesta are currently working with arts and heritage funders, Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore the potential of crowdfunding.

  • Aspiring Communities Fund

    The Fund will help enable community bodies and third sector organisations in our most deprived and fragile communities to develop and deliver long-term local solutions that address local priorities and needs, increase active inclusion and build on the assets of local communities to reduce poverty and to enable inclusive growth.

  • £29 million to build fairer Scotland

    First Minister opens new funding for communities and third sector.

  • Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme

    Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK.

  • Bank of Scotland Foundation Announces 2017 Deadlines

    The Bank of Scotland Foundation supports people and their local communities across Scotland.

  • Bank of Scotland Foundation Funding to Improve Local Communities and Promote Financial Inclusion

    The Bank of Scotland Foundation has announced that the next closing dates for its small and medium grant making programmes is the 7th April 2017.

  • Baring Foundation’s Strengthening the Voluntary Sector Programme Re-Opens

    The Baring Foundation, in partnership with the Legal Education and Esmée Fairbairn Foundations, has re-opened two funds under its Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme. These funds aim to support registered UK charities to use the law and human rights based approaches effectively in their work.

  • Big Give Opens for Christmas Challenge 2017

    Big Give Opens for Christmas Challenge 2017 on 5 June The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, will open for applications from UK registered charities on 5 June 2017.

  • Big Lottery launches Community-led Activities Fund

    The Big Lottery Fund, Scotland has opened a new five-year £250 million funding scheme that focuses on projects which are community led or will help people and communities most in need.

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

    An international charitable foundation with cultural, educational, social and scientific interests, based in Lisbon with offices in London and Paris.

  • Celebrate Scotland Fund

    The Celebrate programme is offering grants of between £500 and £5,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community and bring people together.

  • Challenge Fund and Projects

    £200,000 available for community digital participation projects across Scotland - applications for call 2 are now open

  • Climate Challenge Fund

    The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund is open for applications

  • Co-operative Membership Community Fund

    Co-operative Membership Community Fund

  • Comic Relief Launch New Active Ageing Grants Programme

    Comic Relief is opening a new funding initiative, with £1.5 million on offer to organisations which enable disadvantaged older people to design, deliver and take part in opportunities to contribute to their communities.

  • Comic Relief’s HIV, Diversity and Dignity Initiative Opens to Applications

    Comic Relief is offering funding to UK based organisations working with partners in nine Sub-Saharan African countries to address the needs of marginalised population groups who are disproportionately affected by HIV.

  • Community Capacity and Resilience Fund Re-Opens for Applications (Scotland)

    Round two of the community capacity and resilience fund which is supported by the Scottish Government has been announced.

  • Community Engagement Pioneer Project

    Support and funding of up to £10,000 is offered for one Community Engagement Pioneer Project to be developed and run as part of the Adaptation Scotland programme between September 2017 – March 2018.

  • Community Food and Health (Scotland) Development Funding Programme

    The Community Food and Health (Scotland) development funding programme is open to groups who would like to develop new or existing activities that will improve access to, or take up of, a healthy balanced diet in low-income communities in Scotland.

  • Community Innovation Fund

    The Community Innovation Fund is a £2 million fund which NHS Tayside is making available to groups of people living in communities across the area.

  • Community Radio Fund 2017/2018 to open fo UK applications in April

    The first round of the Community Radio Fund in 2017-18 is open for applications from 12 April until 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017. The awarding Panel will meet in June 2017 to consider the applications.

  • Community Shares Scotland

    Crowdfunding offers both commercial and non-commercial ventures the opportunity to raise a sum of money by offering shares to people who put forward small amounts of money.

  • Create18 Funding

    Apply for funding to hold an event in your local area during the Year of Young People 2018!

  • Creative Scotland – Regular Funding (Scotland)

    Creative Scotland has announced that the second round of Regular Funding programme has re-opened for applications.

  • Crowdfund for Heritage - £125,000 Available for Heritage Projects

    Conserving, sharing and celebrating your heritage, memories and cultures in Scotland, North West and South West England

  • Cruden Foundation Limited

    This scheme makes grants available for registered charities in Scotland working for the support and improvement of the community.

  • Cycle Friendly Communities

    Cycling Scotland - Community groups across Scotland can apply for a number of funding streams and support programmes throughout the year to help them encourage cycling locally, all of which can help towards gaining the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Community Award.

  • Cycle Friendly Community Award

    Funding for community groups and organisations in Scotland to deliver local cycling projects.

  • DEEP Grants 2017 – Scotland

    Two grants are now available via DEEP for groups and projects involving people with dementia – the DEEP Inluencing Grant and DEEP Working Together Grant.

  • Dementia Friendly Walking Grant

    Paths fort All have small grants available (up to £2000) for projects who would like to be considered and the dementia friendly team can provide support, training and resources. Deadline 31st of May 2016

  • East Renfrewshire Renewable Energy Fund

    The Fund is available to all eligible projects within East Renfrewshire and is targeted at larger scale projects with a minimum cost of £20,000.

  • Entrepreneurs over 50 will share a £100,000 pilot fund

    Entrepreneurs over 50 will share a £100,000 pilot fund

  • Erasmus+ Programme for Sport – 2017 Call for Proposals Open

    Erasmus+ is the European Programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.

  • Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund

    Next round of funding announced

  • Funding at your fingertips

    Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine.

  • Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund 2015/16

    They will be awarding £300 donations to 85 local community projects, charities and warm-hearted people across the UK and Ireland during the course of the Fund.

  • GRANTfinder

    GRANTnet is a straightforward free to use service from GRANTfinder, which can help you to identify suitable funding for their activity or project.

  • Grants for community-led activity Medium grants for community-led activity

    This funding aims to support communities to improve the places they live and the wellbeing of those most in need.

  • Grants for improving lives

    Grants from £10,000 to £1 million to help people facing challenging circumstances.

  • Grants of up to £2000 available

    The Women's Fund for Scotland is back in business, making small grants to projects across Scotland that support women's development, self sufficiency, and social and economic equality.

  • Grow Wild : Community Project Application

    Grow Wild is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants. Deadline 1st of December 2015

  • Growing a Greener Britain Small Grants Programme

    Growing a Greener Britain, a registered charity, is providing grants to constituted community groups for projects which help transform green spaces in Great Britain.

  • Health and Wellbeing Fund 2017- 2018 - Bute Network

    The Bute Network has been awarded £10,173 to allocate.

  • Healthier Scotland Engagement Fund

    The Scottish Government Healthier Scotland Engagement Fund provides grants of up to £500 (in exceptional circumstances up to £1,000) to small to medium- sized voluntary organisations and community groups in Scotland to help them run an event or engagement activity with a group of five or more people to gather their thoughts on creating a healthier Scotland. Applications to be recieved by the 11th of December.

  • Henry Duncan Award

    Every year, we award nearly £1 million in grants to grassroots charities working with individuals and communities experiencing or at risk of, disadvantage. This includes working to reduce isolation with older people.

  • Heritage Lottery Fund

    Grants of over £100,000 are available to support a wide variety of larger heritage projects.

  • HLF – Landscape Partherships

    This scheme offers financial assistance to support integrated community projects throughout the UK for the conservation, enhancement and wider enjoyment of the landscape.

  • Homecoming Scotland 2014

    Young Scot is offering an exciting opportunity to young people and youth groups to celebrate the year of Homecoming 2014. Young Scot will help fund £1000 to successful groups to host an event in their local area that helps celebrate the community. The event can take any form that the youth group decides, and we would be interested in knowing if this is something that would appeal to your organisation. More information and the application form can be found on the website.

  • Introducing Stories, Stones and Bones from the Heritage Lottery Fund

    Stories, Stones and Bones will encourage people in communities across Scotland to dig deeper into their past and to find out more about their local history, customs and traditions - resulting in often complex, sometimes quirky but always fascinating stories

  • Legacy 2014 Volunteer Support Pot now open

    The Legacy 2014 Volunteer Support Pot is a discretionary fund to help Scottish volunteers whose individual circumstances means they need assistance towards the cost of participating. If you would like to find out more information around the funding available for volunteers, visit the Legacy 2014 website.

  • Live UnLtd

    Live UnLtd backs people aged 11-21 who want to change their world for the better. We do this by providing cash Awards and support to launch projects.

  • Living Communities Participation Fund

    Explore local heritage as a class with support from the Gannochy Trust and Culture Perth and Kinross.


    This scheme makes one-off grants of between a few hundred pounds and £7,000 available for grassroots charities in Scotland delivering programmes or services that are clearly focused on improving the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged.

  • Marr Health & Social Care Wellbeing Fund 2016 - 17

    Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership has made Integrated Care Funding available through six Local Reference Groups (LRGs).

  • Massive cash boost to promote walking and cycling projects

    A massive cash boost of £15 million is to go to 44 organisations to promote walking and cycling in Scotland.

  • Need cash for culture? Come to the Voluntary Arts Scotland funding fair!

    Knowing where to look for funding, how to apply for it, and how to fundraise for your group is an on-going challenge – and opportunity!

  • New Big Lottery Scotland Fund Open for Applications

    The new funding has been designed to support people and communities most in need across the country

  • One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants

    The Carriers for Causes grants programme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores.

  • Online funding locator for the Glasgow area

    Glasgow First Funding Stop

  • Parks for People

    Historic public parks and cemeteries are valued places at the centre of local communities. Help to conserve them with funding of £100,000–£5million.

  • People's Postcode Trust Small Grants Programme

    Registered charities in England, Scotland & Wales can apply from £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects meeting the above remit, whilst other organisations may apply for up to £2,000.

  • People’s Health Trust Active Communities

    People’s Health Trust Active Communities to Open in Parts of Scotland The People’s Health Trust has announced that its Active Communities funding programme will open soon to local voluntary and community groups in specific areas of Scotland.

  • Postcode Community Trust

    Postcode Community Trust will re-open for applications to its grants programme on the 1st August 2017.

  • Postcode Local Trust to Re-open in January 2017

    The Postcode Local Trust which is a grant-giving body funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery will re-open for applications on the 23rd January 2017.

  • R S Macdonald Charitable Trust

    The R S Macdonald Charitable Trust aims to distribute up to £2 million annually to charities in Scotland through their grants programmes. They are also able to assist beneficiary charities with non-financial support and are keen to support intergenerational dementia projects.

  • Robert Burns Humanitarian Award Open to Nominations

    The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award (RBHA) has opened for nominations for 2017.

  • Scotch Whisky Action Fund: Tackling alcohol-related harms

    The Scotch Whisky industry is and has been involved for many years in a range of initiatives to promote responsible attitudes to alcohol and tackle alcohol-related harm. The establishment of this fund by the Scotch Whisky Association is a further development of that commitment. This fund is currently closed but will open again in December 2014 for a further round of applications.

  • Scotland's Digital Participation Charter Fund - Call for Funding - Autumn 2017

    Scotland is already a digital nation. Eight in ten households have an internet connection, and four in ten have a tablet computer. Six in ten people use a smartphone. For those who have the access, motivation and skills to get things done online, life is enhanced. But still far too many people risk being left behind. Approximately 10% of the adult population in Scotland have never used the internet and almost one in five do not have the basic digital skills to use it effectively.

  • Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2017

    This scheme is an annual competition aiming to recognise and reward the woods and forests that are managed to the highest standards and act as a beacon for modern woodland heritage.

  • Scottish Government's Community Choices

    Do you have an idea to improve your community? Do you need funds to put your idea into action?

  • Scottish LEADER programme from Scottish Rural Network

    LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support to communities for rural development. Grants are awarded by Local Action Groups to projects that support delivery of a Local Development Strategy.

  • See Me - Mental Health Project Funding

    See Me provides an annual grant programme which allows projects and groups to apply for funds where the people who benefit are those with mental health problems, carers and vulnerable groups.

  • Sharing Heritage Fund

    Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland will fund intergenerational work and will consider applications from areas other than the priority areas mentioned on their website. Groups planning to apply for funding including start up funding should contact their Development Team first.

  • Social Innovation Fund

    This fund is open to partnerships between at least one social economy organisation and one academic/research institution.

  • Social Investment Scotland: community shares loan

    Social Investment Scotland (SIS), in collaboration with Community Shares Scotland, provides loans to organisations raising funds through a community share offer.

  • South Centra£ Decides - Intergenerational Activities

    We are pleased to announce that South Central Neighbourhood Partnership, is once again hosting South Centra£ Decides.

  • Stalled Spaces - Toolkit

    Stalled Spaces Scotland is a national programme commissioned by the Scottish Government and managed by Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) to encourage and support communities to bring stalled spaces or derelict and vacant land back into temporary use.

  • Starbucks Youth Action

    Starbucks Youth Action funding is to be used by young people not in education or employment to develop and run projects in their local community

  • Tesco Local Community Scheme

    The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens.

  • The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

    We have re-structured our Grants programme for 2017. This is in response to the significantly increased number of applications that we now receive. We will now have four application periods per year.

  • The Aviva Community Fund

    The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community.

  • The Children, Young People, Families, Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund

    Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland is working in partnership with the Scottish Government to administer and manage the Scottish Government’s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund (CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund).

  • The Dream Fund

    The Dream Fund is now open for applications.

  • The Endrick Trust

    This Trust considers applications from charities based and working in the Greater Glasgow postcode area with an income of less than £2 million per annum.

  • The Henry Smith Charity

    This scheme provides revenue grants for projects involved with health and social welfare in the UK, including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

  • The Prince’s Countryside Fund

    Prince’s Countryside Fund Due to Re-open in January 2017. The Prince’s Countryside Fund is currently closed but will re-open for applications in January 2017.

  • The Robertson Trust

    We very much like to fund projects which promote and incorporate intergenerational work.

  • The Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18

    We would like to confirm that the Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18 is now open for applications.

  • The Stafford Trust

    This scheme offers to support registered charities in the UK, with a preference towards charitable organisations operating in Scotland.

  • The Volunteering Support Fund

    The Volunteering Support Fund

  • The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund

    The Weavers' Company Benevolent Fund was set up in 1973 with funds from The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which is the oldest City of London Livery Company and has a history dating back before 1130 AD.

  • The Weir Charitable Trust

    We are now accepting applications for our next round of awards. Applications are open until 5.00 pm on Thursday 31st August 2017 with outcomes advised in Nov 2017.

  • The Wheelsforgood Community Fund

    Wheelsforgood aims to give something back to the community by helping out worthy causes related to wheels, transport or the motor industry (mini buses, bikes, etc.).

  • The Wolfson Foundation

    This scheme aims to support excellence in the UK, generally through the funding of capital infrastructure in the fields of science and technology, arts and humanities, education, and health and disability.

  • The Women's Fund for Scotland

    The Women's fund for Scotland was established in 2002 and has since distributed almost £2million in grants to over 700 Scottish community groups and local charities run by or for women.

  • Thomas Wall Trust

    This scheme makes grants available for registered charities undertaking educational and social welfare projects in the UK.

  • Transform Foundation: Website Grants

    Funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools.

  • vInspired: Funding for Sports Related Projects Run by Young People

    vInspired’s Cashpoint gives you the power (and the money) to bring your own community project to life. Tell us what great change you want to make and how your project clearly benefits others. We’ll give you up to £500 to make it happen.

  • Voluntary Action Fund

    Voluntary Action Fund

  • Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2017 Grants: Spring into Action and Grab A Grant!

    Our grants empower people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering activities.


    This scheme provides grants of up £5,000 to registered charities providing care for older people in the UK. There are no specified requirements for match funding although the average grant size is £2,200.

  • Weir Charitable Trust

    Weir Charitable Trust

  • Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants

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

  • Women's Fund for Scotland

    The Women’s Fund makes grants to projects across Scotland that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social and economic equality. First round application to be submitted by 28 June 2016

  • Woodward Charitable Trust’s Main Grants Scheme Opens

    The Trust has two funding rounds per year. The Autumn round is now open for application from UK registered charities with an annual income of less than £300,000.

  • Year of Young People 2018 Open Event Fund

    EventScotland is now inviting the events and festivals sector across Scotland to apply for support through its Year of Young People 2018 Open Event Fund.

  • Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank Foundation 'Spirit of the Community Awards' Opens

    The Foundation aims to support projects that advance financial education, improve employability and promote environmental protection or improvement in areas where the Bank operates in England and Scotland.

  • Young Start Fund

    Young start is a grants programme run by the Big Lottery Fund which aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help realise their potential.