Awards For All Funding

Awards for All grant programmes is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, sportscotlandGoes to different website and Creative ScotlandGoes to different website provides grants to local voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies for projects and activities which matter to people and communities.

Grants of between £300 – £10,000 are intended to support projects that will finish within about 12 months and meet at least one of the following priorities:

  • Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities.
  • Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.
  • Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

The grants can be used to fund training costs, volunteer expenses, staff costs, small capital projects, transport, one-off events, equipment and utilities/running costs.

All projects funded through the programme should include communities in the design, development and delivery of projects which help to improve their local community and the lives of people that are most in need.

The Big Lottery Fund is keen to support smaller organisations and will consider their income when making a decision.

Although applications can be submitted at any time, organisations should take into account that it takes about 10 weeks for the Big Lottery Fund to reach a decision and another two weeks to receive the funding.

Further information about the Awards for All programmes can be found on the Big Lottery Fund