ACVO Opportunities


Community Led Activity

Funding available: £20,001 - £150,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

About this fund

The National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland) will fund organisations to deliver work that achieves the following outcomes:

-Everyone in the community has the opportunity to influence and get involved in community led activity
-People in the community are better connected and work together to improve their wellbeing.

They also want to fund work that is people-led, connected, and strengths-based.

Fund award sizes: £20,001 – £150,000

Notes on award amounts: The maximum length of grants is 3 years.

Who can apply
This funding is for organisations in Scotland that are based in the local area they serve and are run by local people.

Your organisation should have a governing body, such as a committee or board which includes at least three unrelated people and a written governing document, such as a constitution. This governing document should make it clear that your organisation has a social purpose, open membership and community control.

When to apply
Applications can be submitted at any time.

How to apply
Read the guidance on the funder website and then contact the Scotland Advice Team to discuss what you’re planning and get an application form.

Retrospective costs, promoting religion, items that only benefit one person.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Community Led Activity

The National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland)

Funding available: £20,001 - £150,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

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