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Communities and Families Fund

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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.

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Further Opportunities

  • Awards for All

    Awards for All Scotland puts lottery money back into communities by giving grants of between £500 and £10,000.

  • Gilchrist-Fisher Award

    The Gilchrist-Fisher Award is a biennial prize established in 1987 and open to all artists under the age of thirty whose work deals with the broad theme of Landscape.