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Scottish Land Fund

Funding available: £10,000 - £1,000,000

Applications close: 31/01/2025

About this fund

The fund will help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects. It supports communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.

The Scottish Land Fund is open to organisations in both urban and rural Scotland which are community-led, community-controlled, and defined by a geographic area.

Fund award sizes
Minimum: £10,000 Maximum: £1,000,000 Annually awarded: £10,000,000

Who can apply
Applicants can be from one of a wide range of representative community bodies, including voluntary organisations, social enterprises or community councils.

When to apply
The Scottish Land Fund is open to full applications. There are no deadlines and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

How to apply
If you want to apply for funding from the Scottish Land Fund please contact the NLCF to discuss your idea. If you are eligible to apply they will give you an application form. You will have a named adviser who will support you through the application process.

Ineligible costs include: costs or expenditure incurred before you accept their grant offer; any costs which someone else is paying for; items that only benefit an individual and are not needed to deliver the project outcomes; funds to build up a reserve or surplus; loan repayments; contributions to general appeals.

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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