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Communities and families fund

The Communities and Families Fund is a grants programme funded jointly by the Scottish Government and the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland. The fund will support local projects that help families and communities give children the best start in life.

There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time for projects between £250 and £10,000.

Before you submit your application to us, please read our blog to help make your application complete. We can only make a decision on your application when it is fully complete.

We are concentrating funding on projects that benefit children, or parents and families of children, who are eight years and under.

Examples of the types of local projects that we want to fund include:

– Parenting support and development projects
– Community play projects
– Projects that support better nutrition for young children
– Community-based family support and childcare projects

We can fund up to 100 per cent of project costs including materials, training costs, overheads and sessional staff. Full details of eligible costs are in our guidance notes.

Further Opportunities

  • Artists’ Benevolent Fund

    The Artists’ Benevolent Fund has been supporting artists for over 200 years.  It continues this work today and has responded to changes in the art world and society at large.  The aim now is to provide support to enable artists to… Read More

  • Pollok-Krasner Foundation Grants

    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. Applications are welcome from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.

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