Currently open funds
Supporting projects in the community council areas of Huntly, Strathbogie and Tap O Noth, and Cabrach that are providing help to vulnerable people in difficulty due to the pandemic, or organisations that are facing losses.
This Fund provides bursaries to residents of Community Council areas in Caithness to access training and education opportunities that better equip them with the range of skills needed to enter or retain employment in key sectors of the local economy.
Supports community groups working with young people in arts and music. They are particularly interested in projects which are helping young people to take up music. Priority will be given to grassroots organisations.
The fund primarily supports projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of the six community council areas of Ballantrae, Colmonell & Lendalfoot, Barr, Barrhill, Pinmore & Pinwherry and Girvan & District.
Next deadline: 9th Aug 2021
This Fund supports charitable activities or services that benefit people living in the Latheron, Lybster and Clyth Community Council area in Caithness.
Next deadline: 15th Nov 2021
Supports projects located within or directly benefiting the Old Luce Community Council area, including the communities of Glenluce, Dunragit and Auchenmalg. Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities.
Next deadline: 13th Aug 2021
The Cambusbarron Community Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in the Cambusbarron Community Council area in Stirling. Applications should usually be linked to priorities identified in the Cambusbarron Community Action Plan.
Opened: 1st Apr 2021
Next deadline: 7th Jul 2021
The Fund benefits the Community Council areas of Ardgay & District; Creich; and Lairg within the County of Sutherland. It aims to invest in activities and initiatives that help build a vibrant local economy and support and encourage thriving communities.
Next deadline: 31st Oct 2021
Supports projects which will support positive change and strategic impact in the community council areas of Huntly, Strathbogie and Tap O Noth and the area of the Cabrach Community Association.
Next deadline: 6th Sep 2021
The Kinross-shire Fund is dedicated to helping make Kinross-shire a better place to live. Priorities are: community events; community information & transport; community welfare; physical amenities; recreational facilities; care of the elderly.
Next deadline: 2nd Aug 2021
The Investing in Enterprise Fund offers blended grant and loan investment to social enterprises, community organisations and charities. The fund is designed to allow you to meet the needs of your business, achieve your vision and secure your future.
The overall aims of the fund are to support activity which will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit. Supports projects within 15km of the wind farm.
Next deadline: 9th Jul 2021
The Trust supports applications for projects which empower people to move on with their lives and fulfil their potential, where they would otherwise not have the opportunity.
The Auchrobert Community Fund is funded by Falck Renewables and supports projects located within or directly benefiting the area of Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill and Boghead.
Next deadline: 4th Oct 2021
The fund benefits projects in the Community Council area of the Parish of Stow in the Scottish Borders which: Enhance quality of life for local residents; Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities; Promote community activity.
Next deadline: 5th Jul 2021
The Watten Windfarm Charitable Trust supports charitable activities that benefit the Watten community. It funds a range of areas including community activity, improving broadband connections, and improving the opportunities of local residents.
Next deadline: 30th Jun 2021
The Grassroots Sports fund aims to improve the quality and participation in sport for all, remove barriers to participation, and improve sustainability.
Supports projects located within or directly benefiting the community council area of Barr. It supports charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Barr.
Next deadline: 28th Jul 2021
Supports community projects benefiting those living in Limerigg and Slamannan. Provides grants to projects that enhance quality of life for local residents, contribute to vibrant, health, sustainable communities and promote community spirit.
The fund supports organisations whose focus relates to the health, education and the well-being of children and young people in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Applications are by invitation.
This Fund supports charitable activities of benefit to those living within the Lairg Community Council area.
Supports charitable activities or services of benefit to those living in the following Community Council areas in Caithness: Latheron, Lybster and Clyth; Watten; and Tannach and District.
Next deadline: 30th Sep 2021
Funds projects within the area covered by Donside Community Council. The aim is to encourage and enable the economic, social and environmental development to support sustainability and help the area to continue to develop.
Next deadline: 31st Jul 2021
The Fund will support local people with education and training or apprenticeship opportunities and contribute to creating job opportunities in the local areas of Contin; Garve and District; Lochbroom; Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon; and Strathpeffer.
Next deadline: 28th Jun 2021
The Fund supports community groups and charities working in the Tannach and District area that provide activities which promote community spirit, bring people together, enhance quality of life, promote people’s well-being and foster a vibrant community.
Next deadline: 30th Jun 2021
Supports charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Pinwherry and Pinmore.
Blackford Community Fund is a charitable fund to benefit residents of Blackford in Perth & Kinross. It aims to promote community spirit, enhance quality of life and promote people's well-being and foster a vibrant sustainable community.
Supports projects located within or directly benefiting the community area of Dailly. It supports charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Dailly.
Next deadline: 19th Jul 2021
Supports projects which support positive change and strategic impact that will benefit people living in the community council area of Strathpeffer.
Next deadline: 13th Sep 2021
Supports activity which will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit in the Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford Community Council areas.
The Fund will principally benefit the residents of the Dunnet & Canisbay Community Council area and aims to support a wide range of charitable projects.
Next deadline: 15th Jul 2021
Supports charitable activity that will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit. They prefer to fund the purchase of capital items or projects.
Funds community and charitable projects in four community council areas. Grants are available for projects which enhance quality of life, contribute to a vibrant community and promote community spirit.
Next deadline: 12th Sep 2021
Benefits the Community Council areas of Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire and Blackford and the hamlet of Glendevon in Perth and Kinross. Specific priorities depend on the area.
Next deadline: 4th Aug 2021
Supports community projects benefiting those living in Douglas (incorporating Glespin and surrounding areas) and/or Coalburn community council areas.
Next deadline: 25th Aug 2021
Benefits charities and community groups within each of the Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford Community Council and the Fyvie and Rothienorman Community Cou
The Fund will support and develop a range of projects which deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes: young people (aged under 18); families; communities.
Next deadline: 28th Jun 2021
The Fund will support projects which will support positive change and strategic impact to people living in the community council area of Contin, including Jamestown and Tarvie.
Next deadline: 23rd Aug 2021
The fund will support community groups that benefit residents living within a 10 mile radius of the planned NorthConnect electrical interconnector between Scotland and Norway.
The fund contributes towards employee fundraising efforts for the causes that matter to them by matching fundraising up to £250. The Fund is open to permanent Abellio ScotRail employees.
Supports community projects benefiting those living in the areas covered by the Community Councils of: Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem and Upper Teviotdale & Borthwick Water.
Supports grass roots community organisations across the whole of Scotland. Priorities are: children & families, elderly people, education, environment, health, people who are physically disabled, homelessness, women and grass roots sports.
The Fund supports community activity and development by supporting constituted, not-for-profit groups operating in the Halkirk District Community Council area. Priority will be given to projects within a four kilometre radius of the Achlachan Wind Farm.
Next deadline: 15th Sep 2021
This Fund supports charitable activities or services that benefit people living in the Community Council area of Halkirk & District in Caithness.
Next deadline: 16th Sep 2021
The Blackridge Community Fund supports community groups and charities working in the Blackridge area that provide activities or services which enhance quality of life, contribute to vibrant communities, and promote community spirit.
Next deadline: 23rd Sep 2021
The fund can support a wide variety of community projects in the Kippen area.
Next deadline: 30th Sep 2021
Supports activity in the community councils of Glenfarg and Bridge of Earn. Priorities are enhancing quality of life of local residents, promoting community spirit, and creating vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities.
Next deadline: 29th Sep 2021
Currently closed funds
The Volant Charitable Trust supports Scottish charities and projects which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk.
Benefits those living in the areas covered by the Community Councils of Glenorchy and Innishail (Eredine only), Inveraray, Furnace, and by Dalavich Improvement Group. It support charitable activities than enhance the local community.
Supports projects located within or directly benefiting people in the a number of community council areas near the Blackcraig wind farm in Dumfries & Galloway.
The PF Charitable Trust's funding policy is to support work at community level. Projects must meet one or more of the following priorities: Disability; Health; Children and Families; Youth work; Elderly.
Opened: 3rd Aug 2020
The fund supports projects which benefit wild salmon and sea trout stocks in Scottish rivers and enhance wild fisheries in the shared connected waters where the salmon farming sector operates.
Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.
Opened: 12th Apr 2021
Baillie Gifford multi-year grants support projects which: reduce isolation in Scotland's communities; support financial inclusion; overcome homelessness; and improve employability and enterprise, particularly in young people.
The Provident Social Impact Fund (Scotland) aims to support social inclusion and will invest in activities that seek to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion and enjoyment of a full modern life.
Opened: 17th May 2021
Benefits renewable energy and environmental sustainability projects working within the boundaries of the local authority areas of Aberdeenshire and/or the City of Aberdeen.
Opened: 15th Feb 2021
Provides early stage financial support for community enterprise projects that contribute to local regeneration and sustainable development and, ultimately, help create great places to live, work and visit.
The Queensberry Trust is looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups in Edinburgh that are providing support to elderly and those with dementia who are shielding or isolating as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funds projects which focus on supporting overseas students in Scotland, and which help build positive relationships between different cultural groups.
The fund supports registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups that focus on the areas of Health, Social and Education.