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External funding opportunities

If you're a community group, charity or social enterprise looking for funding, here's a helpful list of external funds which you could apply for.

The National Lottery Community Fund- Awards for All Scotland

Who can apply:  Constituted community groups or clubs, registered charities, social enterprises, not-for-profit company or community interest company, schools, statutory body (including town, parish and community councils)

Awards: £300 to £10,000

Apply here.

Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme

Who can apply:  Constituted community groups

Awards:  £500 - £2,000 

Apply here.

LocalGiving - Magic Little Grants

Who can apply:  Constituted community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, CICs, SCIOs

Awards:  Up to £500 

Apply here.

Scotmid Co-op - Community Grants

Who can apply: Local community, self-help or voluntary groups and charities (including local branches of national charities) or individuals acting for the benefit of the local community,

Awards: Up to £500 

Apply here.

Glasgow Airport - FlightPath Fund

Who can apply: Community groups, charities

Awards: Awards of more than £5,000 will be the subject of a recommendation by the Flightpath Fund Committee to the Managing Director of Glasgow Airport for approval. 

Apply here.

Tesco Community Fund

Who can apply: Community organisations, Charities, Schools, local authorities, and social housing providers.

Tesco Bags of Help - up to £4000 available

Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants - up to £25,000 available

Tesco Centenary Fund = Up to £50,000 available

Apply here.

Asda Community Grants

Who can apply: Community Groups, Charities 

Apply here.

Morrisons Foundation

Who can apply: Charities

Awards: Maximum amount £20,000 

Apply here.

Aldi Scottish Sport Fund

Who can apply: Community groups focused on sports, schools or educational organisations, Scout or Guide groups, community interest companies, charities.

Awards: Maximum up to £500 

Apply here.

Transform Foundation

Funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools

Apply here.

The Love Your Network grant fund for community groups in Scotland

The Love Your Network grant fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empower communities in implementing physical improvements which make journeys on the National Cycle Network more attractive and enjoyable.

Apply here.

The Henry Smith Charity

The Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.

They support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. We are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work.

Apply here.

Invest in Renfrewshire

The Invest in Renfrewshire Communities Team also provide support to access other sources of external funding. 

For more information, please email Invest in Renfrewshire or visit their web page - Invest in Renfrewshire - Communities.