Provides funding to community and charitable projects in Carronbridge, Closeburn, Durisdeer, Johnstone, Kirkonnel & Kelloholm, Kirkmichael, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Moffat & District, Royal Burgh of Sanquhar & District, Thornhill, Wamphray and Wanlockhead Community Council areas.
The amounts available for distribution vary, depending on each area's previous funding commitments with some areas already full committed. Check the Foundation Scotland website for which areas are open.
Grants are available to legally-constituted community groups, non-profit organisations and registered charities supporting projects which:
- enhance quality of life for local residents
- contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
- promote community spirit and encourage community activity.
Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters
Geographical areas funded:
Dumfries & Galloway
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Fund award sizes
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Who can apply
Micro grants from the Community Councils are available to individuals or non-constituted groups, as well as constituted groups, for activity which will benefit the local community.
Constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working to benefit people in one or more of the 12 community council areas can apply for an award from the main fund. Organisations do not need to be registered charities.
When to apply
The fund normally operates two funding rounds per year. Upcoming deadlines are:
- 12 January 2024 (for meeting 26 March)
Next deadline: 12 Jan 2024
How to apply
Small Grant Applications: Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website.Large Grant Applications: There is a two stage process. Complete an enquiry form on the Foundation Scotland website to get started.
Arts & culture
Citizenship & community involvement
Community development & regeneration
Education & training
General charitable activities
Sport & physical activity
Recreation & social activities
Last reviewed 5 months ago