The Scottish Government
Currently open funds
The Rural and Islands Housing funds aim to increase the supply of affordable housing of all tenures in rural Scotland and will contribute to the 50,000 affordable homes target.
The fund aims to support adult community-based initiatives to help address the impact of distress and mental ill health caused by social isolation and loneliness, as well as addressing the mental health inequalities exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Victim-Centred Approach Fund (VCAF) is a new Scottish Government funding programme which will invest at least £10 million per year to provide practical and emotional support to victims, survivors and witnesses of crime across Scotland.
Next deadline: 20th Dec 2021
The Scottish Government are making £18 million available to tackle the number of drug-related deaths in Scotland. There are four funds, each with their own priority areas.
The Scottish Government’s Business Ventilation Fund will help businesses improve ventilation and air quality on their premises to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.
Opened: 23rd Nov 2021
Next deadline: 31st Mar 2022
The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, delivered in partnership with COSLA and local government, supports locally developed regeneration projects that involve local communities, helping to support and create jobs and build sustainable communities.
Currently closed funds
The Investing in Communities Fund (ICF) is a new streamlined communities fund that is delivered as part of the Empowering Communities Programme. The fund aims to empower communities enabling them to tackle poverty, inequality and disadvantage on their own
The Building Scotland Fund is a £150 million fund which helps: the development of new affordable and private sector housing; the development of modern industrial and commercial property; support industry-led research and development.
The 2018 to 2019 Making Places initiative aims to encourage communities to positively and actively contribute to the development of their local places. Making Places represents a broadening of the charrette mainstreaming programme to support communities a
Opened: 3rd Aug 2018
The Analytical Exchange programme offers free support to third sector organisations in Scotland around data, analysis, statistics and research.
Opened: 12th Feb 2021
A fund to help Scottish organisations and communities collaborate with partners in the Arctic. It promotes exchange of expertise on shared issues and aims to raise awareness of common ambitions.
The DigitalBoost Development Grant is funded by The Scottish Government to help businesses become more competitive, productive, resilient and drive forward Scotland’s economic recovery.
Opened: 24th Aug 2021
Assists organisations who are preparing their services and staff to support people who will be applying for Scottish benefits, or who support people to increase their household incomes.