Other Funding

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, a number of additional support funds and grants have been made available.
Please visit the Scotland’s Towns Partnership website for up to date information, criteria and closing dates etc.

If your project needs match funding, or if we can’t help, please have a look at the information below to help with your planning.

The Strathglass Community Fund (SCF)

Grant applications are open between  2nd April and 31st August 2020. Applications will be assessed and scored in August/September. Grants will be awarded in September/October.
For more details click here.

Crowd Funding

Many businesses, community groups and individuals are making use of crowd funding platforms to raise funds.  These can be through Lending, Equity, Donation or Rewards Based options.  The best option for you depends on your organisation type and project.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise – Toolkit or download here

Money Advice Service – Crowdfunding –  What You Need to Know

Learn the Basics, introductory E-learning course from Crowdfunder.co.uk 

Virtual Events ideas from Enthuse

Donations by SMS. The InstaGiv platform can be used to generate donations through SMS, where the donation is generated by contributors sending a key word by SMS. InstaGiv only supports charity organisations including  Cash for Kids and Action for Children.

Local and National Grant Funding Programmes

There are numerous grant and funding opportunities available details of which can be found in dedicated directories and websites to help you with your search for grant funding; many of which are free to access. We have compiled a list of local and national grant Funding Opportunities for you to download for groups and clubs. In addition we now have a list for Individuals with a number of additional sources of funding.  We also regularly post funding updates on the News section, Twitter and Facebook page.

Please note, some grants and funds are temporarily closed to applications due to the Coronavirus.

Funding Opportunities for Groups and Organisations April 2020

Funding Opportunities for Individuals – April 2020

Grant funding search websites (not all sites are free though some offer a free trial period):

Directory of Social Change
Funding Scotland
Funds Online
Grant Finder
Grants Online
Heritage Fund Directory
National Lottery Funding Finder
Scotland’s Towns Partnership
SRN Funding Search (SCVO)
Youth Link Scotland Funding

Loan funding and business support for social enterprises, charities and community groups

Social Investment Scotland (SIS)
SIS Investment Readiness diagnostic tool

Grant Funding Directories and Publications – priced from £25:
Directory of Social Change produce a wide range of Directories and Funding Support