The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland: Community Assets
Community Asset grants are aimed at empowering people to create strong and resilient communities by helping them acquire, manage or develop assets such as buildings or land. Eligible organisations should be community-led, have a social purpose and have open membership and be based in Scotland in the local area they serve and be run by local people. Priority will be given to organisations that tackle disadvantage and inequality.
Activity that is funded must be people-led, connected and strengths-based, called the three approaches to funding. Funding up to five years is available in the form of capital funding (land and/or building costs), revenue funding (salaries and running costs) and the cost of acquiring an asset.
As this is a rolling programme, there is no deadline or application form and applicants must first discuss their project with the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland. A visit will then be made to organisations whose applications potentially meet the criteria to consider further if their project is a good fit with Community Assets. This will close to new applications on 4 October 2019.