Funding Scotland untitled7
Top of the list as it’s one of the most popular and a good starting point!

Signposting funding opportunities for Charities, Community Groups and Businesses around Scotland. Aims to put funders and fund seekers in touch more easily. Has a good search tool and lots of other resources.

Funding Scotland operates as a social enterprise. All income generated is reinvested into the operation of the business and the continuous improvement of services.
For more information, click here.


Big Lottery7
A big funder, keen to hear from organisations.

Big Lottery have an online tool to help you choose which funding stream is best suited to your project and a friendly, helpful advice line on 0300 123 7110.

For more information, click here.


Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) is delighted to announce the launch of its

 Volunteering Support Fund 2017-18.

Small to medium-sized third sector organisations working Scotland, with an annual income of under £250,000 can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 through the Volunteering Support Fund.

Organisations can apply for the costs of recruiting additional volunteers (both delivery volunteers and voluntary board members) and should demonstrate that they aim to recruit at least an additional 10 volunteers, including 6 who experience disadvantage.

Other costs should contribute towards how volunteers are supported, eg increased staff hours, volunteers’ expenses, volunteer training, establishing robust volunteering policies and procedures, volunteer planning/evaluation days or thank-you events, or uniforms or equipment.

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Fri 14 July 2017.

Visit our website for further information about the fund and how to apply:

 With best wishes

Volunteering Support Fund Team

Voluntary Action Fund



Phone: 01383 620780