Investment & Funding

Posted: 03 April 2018, in Sector News

Funding Scotland – search for information on over 1200 funds which support Scottish projects. Funding Scotland only lists funders with a track record of supporting projects in Scotland. It includes grants, loans, prizes and other support.


Community Choices 2018/19 – Applications for funding now open. The Scottish Government has announced the latest round of the Community Choices Fund, giving community organisations and community councils an opportunity to run their own participatory budgeting (PB) events. With £750,000 available, groups can apply for £20,000 – £100,000 to disperse using PB, as well as for support costs to help run the process.


Tartan Cents: A New Public Spaces Grant to Build More Vibrant Communities from Scotland’s Towns Partnership – Project to mobilise community members, residents and supporters to make individual contributions while promoting their efforts. Projects from communities, non-profits, and other entities meeting their fundraising goals could be eligible for a matching grant from STP and sponsor organisations.

Apply to be a Co-op local cause – The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference. Find out more about how the fund works.

Power Up Scotland Programme from Big Issue Invest and partners – develops early stage social businesses through investment, business support and cross-sector partnerships. Open to organisations across Scotland and has made £750,000 available to lend over the next two years. Find out more.


Life Changes Trust – latest funding opportunities for those dealing with care experienced young people.


Community and Renewable Energy Scheme – Range of funding. Deadline March 2019.


Centenary Small Grant Scheme     


Deadline 11 May




Deadline 1 June


Local Community Projects Fund

Up to £2k

Deadline 22 June