Funding for smaller charities and good causes in Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.

Local charities and other not-for-profit organisations based and working in Scotland can apply. Applicants should have an income of less than £1 million in the last year.

Preference will be given to organisations with an income of less than £500,000.

Grants range from £500 to £20,000.

The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:

  • Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with OSCR can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.
  • Applicants that are registered with OSCR and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

The funding is for projects in Scotland that have a clear link with one of the Trust’s themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

The funding should be spent within 12 months and can be used for project or core funding.

A funding round will open each month from February until October 2021. Applications will be accepted from 1pm on 1 February.