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We may be able to help if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are a small charity or community group with an annual income of less than £125,000
  • You are based and operate in Scotland, providing services to improve the quality of life for the people of Scotland
  • Your application meets one of the five Qualifying Categories - Sport, Health, Culture, Animal Welfare or Recreational Facilities
  • You are seeking funding of less than £25,000

Please note that meeting all of these criteria does not guarantee you will receive funding. All awards are made at the discretion of Trustees and their decision is final.

Please check FAQs for the full list of who and what we don't fund but this includes:

  • An individual
  • A commercial venture, including start-ups
  • A social enterprise
  • A governing body
  • A public sector body
  • Seeking money for sponsored events to raise funds for a charity
  • Applications from outwith Scotland
  • One off events such as Gala Days, exhibitions etc
  • Large capital projects
  • Groups such as Community Councils and PTAs 
  • Education costs such as university fees
  • Sports strips

Before you apply, please read Guidance Notes as that lays out what each Qualifying Category is and will also help you complete the Application Form fully. There is also information in FAQs to help you. Do not leave blanks as this will slow down the process of considering your application. Please note that you must complete the form in one session - you cannot save and return to it. We suggest that once you have completed the form, you take a copy for your records before submitting it.