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  • A podcast on how intergenerational projects get funded and the impact they make

    Listen to this short, but insightful podcast from Generations United.

  • 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.

  • Apply for a grant of up to £200 for Festival Fortnight for LEAP Sports 2020

    The Festival Fortnight takes place every year in the first fortnight of June with something for everyone, including an exciting mix of sporting, recreational and cultural events and activities. The Festival aims to increase the visibility and participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Scottish sport but everyone is welcome to join in, whether it’s trying out a new sport, supporting a team in one of the competitions, or celebrating at one of the festival parties.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Barcapel Foundation

    The Barcapel Foundation has been supporting charitable work and endeavours in Scotland for over 40 years.

  • 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 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.

  • Building Brighter Future Funds

    This scheme is focused on providing disadvantaged young people with the opportunities to gain the skills and confidence to succeed through education, training and employment, throughout Scotland and is now open for applications.

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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

  • Co-operative Membership Community Fund

    Co-operative Membership Community Fund

  • 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 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.

  • Costs - Piecing it Together

    What we know about the funding puzzle for spaces that connect young and old.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Dobbies Garden Centres Helping Your Community Grow

    Are you a community group in need of some help to create a green space?

  • Edinburgh Airport community board

    The Edinburgh Airport Community Board meets quarterly to review funding applications from our local community. The Community Board consists of key representatives from Edinburgh Airport and the local community and they provide independent evaluations of applications.

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

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

  • Faith in Communities Scotland Announces New Small Grants Programme

    FiSCAF’s small grants scheme is a new venture which aims to be responsive to the needs of small, faith based, community charities.

  • Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund

    Next round of funding announced

  • Force for Good funding

    Force for Good is a national community sponsorship scheme set up by Police Mutual to support the wellbeing of local communities.

  • Funding at your fingertips

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

  • Future Routes Funding!

    As part of the Year of Young People 2018, Scottish Natural Heritage, Young Scot and ReRoute have created a new fund for young people who have ideas to promote Scotland's amazing natural environment in 2018.

  • Glasgow Children's Summer Food Programme 2018

    Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) manages the Glasgow Children’s Summer Food Programme on behalf of Glasgow City Council (GCC).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Heart of Experian Charity Fund

    Schools, charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects with a charitable purpose which benefit the community as a whole.

  • 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.

  • Henry Smith Charity: Improving Lives Grant Programme

    The Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund

    Creative Scotland’s 'Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund' aims to support young people aged 14-20...

  • One Stop Carriers for Causes

    Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop.

  • 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.

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation Ideas and Pioneers Fund

    The Fund supports individuals over 18 and partnerships or small organisations with a charitable purpose.

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund - Core Costs of Youth Organisations

    Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between 10,000 and £60,000 through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund.

  • 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.

  • Ragdoll Foundation's Open Grants Programme

    Funding projects that use the Arts and Media to Address the Concerns of Children

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Skipton Building Society: Grassroots Giving

    Funding for volunteer run community groups

  • 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.

  • Sports Scotland: Sport Facilities Fund

    Sport Facilities Fund (SFF) supports capital projects that create or improve places where people take part in sport and physical activity.

  • Stafford Trust

    The Stafford Trust supports general charitable projects in the UK.

  • 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 capacity building fund

    The capacity building fund, which supports groups and agencies in Scotland running food and health activities to build the knowledge, skills and expertise they need to help deliver these better, will be open to applications until Friday 8 December, or earlier if all the funding available has already been allocated.

  • 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 Corra Foundation

    The Corra Foundation has three £1,000 prizes to give away in honour of its new name and brand

  • 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 Glasgow FlightPath fund

    We take great pride in the active role we play in the communities near the airport and are delighted to report that hundreds of community groups and charities have benefited from our funding programme, the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund. Established in 2010, the FlightPath Fund was set up with the sole intention of providing financial support to charities and community groups committed to improving the facilities and services available to local people.

  • 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 Magic Little Grants Fund

    In association with Postcode Community Trust, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of either £250 or £500. The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver physical activities.

  • The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

    The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 170 S6 pupils from 55 schools across the Central Belt of Scotland.

  • 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 ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund

    As part of the ‘ScotRail in the Community’ initiative, a £40,000 annual Cultural and Arts Fund will enable communities to flourish. The ScotRail Foundation can provide grants of between £500 and £2,000.

  • 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 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.

  • The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund

    Funding to support Community based Youth Work across Scotland

  • 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


    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

  • Weir Charitable Trust Announces 2018 Deadlines

    Small charities and community groups in Scotland have two opportunities to apply for a grant from this Trust in 2018.

  • Wellbeing for Longer in Glasgow Fund

    Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, have contracted VAF to develop and manage this fund for 2018/19. This Fund is now open for applications.

  • Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants

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

  • WHSmith Trust Community Grants Application

    Voluntary organisations, charities schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith Trust.

  • Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme

    Music Grants Programme

  • 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 National Lottery Fund

    Inspiring young people to lead active lives and encourage positive mental health.

  • 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.

  • Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund

    Supported by The Robertson Trust, this new fund aims to support and develop community based youth work in Scotland’s rural communities.