Funding Directory

  • Aspirational Awards

    The Aspirational Awards scheme is an individual grants fund aimed at empowering care experienced young people aged 21-26 to transform their lives and realise their best potential.

    National

  • Chance to Study

    Chance to Study supports projects in Scotland that work in the area of educational achievement through school years.

    National

  • Chance to Succeed

    Chance to Succeed supports projects in Scotland that focus on the employability and employment skills of young people up to 25.

    National

  • City Charitable Trust

    The Trust supports cultural, education, religious and welfare societies and organisations and the relief of poverty.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • Comic Relief UK

    Charities registered in the UK and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a range of grants. Each funding initiative has a different opening date and deadline.

    National

  • Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

    Grant awards of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for smaller grassroots, third sector organisations to enable to tackle the effects of welfare reform and poverty. This fund has now closed.

    National

  • The Ebico Trust

    The Ebico Trust provides funding to support projects tackling fuel poverty in fuel-poor neighbourhoods across the UK.

    National

  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

    Funding the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better.

    National

  • Funding Scotland

    Signposting funding opportunities for charities, community groups and social enterprises across Scotland.

    National

  • ILF Scotland Transition Fund

    This Fund provides money for up to one year, to support young people aged between 16 and 21 who are living with disabilities to improve their lives.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • Improving Lives

    The Improving Lives programme provides grants for charities, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises to help people when other sources of support have failed.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

    A Quaker Trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice.

    National

  • Leslie Sell Charitable Trust

    The Scouting and Guiding movement can receive small grants to help with the cost of making repairs, or purchasing sundry items of equipment. It also assists groups and individuals to make trips.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • Livingstone Volunteers Scheme 2019

    Disadvantaged young people from Scotland can apply for grants for volunteering opportunities in sub-Saharan Eastern Africa.

    National

  • National Lottery Good Causes Portal

    Search for funding programmes supporting good causes across the UK.

    National

  • The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland: Improving Lives

    Grants from £10,000 to £500,000 to support young people, children and families currently facing challenging circumstances.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland

    The National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland supports all kinds of projects which make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities.

    National

  • NESTA

    NESTA is the largest single endowment devoted exclusively to supporting talent, innovation and creativity in the UK.

    National

  • OneFamily Young Person's Education Grant

    OneFamily customers can apply for a Young Person’s Education Grant of up to £500 on behalf of a young person aged 15-19 towards meeting the cost of their training, education or work experience.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation

    Funding projects in the UK that help individuals overcome disadvantage, social exclusion and lack of opportunity.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • Pounds for Purpose

    Pounds for Purpose offers £500 awards for project costs to young people in Scotland aged 16 to 26 who have an idea to make a positive difference to their community or the environment.

    National

  • The Rayne Foundation

    Grants for charitable and not-for-profit organisations across the UK that work in the fields of arts, health and wellbeing, education and social issues.

    NO CLOSING DATE

    National

  • The Sandy Watson Memorial Fund

    Groups of young people across Scotland can apply for funding to support community development projects that focus on the themes of mental health and the arts.

    National

  • Volant Charitable Trust

    Foundation Scotland works with the Volant charitable Trust to make awards of up to £15,000 per annum on its behalf to charities and community groups in Scotland.

    CLOSING DATE: Tue, 30 Apr 2019

    National

  • BBC Children in Need Main Grants

    BBC Children in Need's focus is firmly on those children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage.

    CLOSING DATE: Sun, 19 May 2019

    National

  • BBC Children in Need Small Grants

    BBC Children in Need's focus is firmly on those children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage.

    CLOSING DATE: Mon, 27 May 2019

    National

  • Building Futures with Persimmon Homes

    £1m is available this year to organisations who support young people in Sport, education and arts, and health.

    CLOSING DATE: Fri, 31 May 2019

    National

  • Children Survive and Thrive: Rise and Shine

    Funding focusing on community action for early childhood development to help ensure all children have the best possible start in life. Online applications for first stage open until 22 March 2019.

    CLOSING DATE: Fri, 31 May 2019

    National

  • Act for Change Fund

    This Fund makes grants available for young people who have experience of inequality or injustice to lead social action activities in the UK to create change.

    CLOSING DATE: Mon, 03 Jun 2019

    National

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