Renfrewshire Council

External funding opportunities

If you're a community group, charity or social enterprise looking for funding, here's a helpful list of external funds which you could apply for.

The National Lottery Community Fund- Awards for All Scotland

Who can apply:  Constituted community groups or clubs, registered charities, social enterprises, not-for-profit company or community interest company, schools, statutory body (including town, parish and community councils)

Awards: £300 to £10,000

Application deadline: On-going 

Apply here.

Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme

Who can apply:  Constituted community groups

Awards:  £500 - £2,000

Application deadline: 2 September and 2 December 2019

Apply here.

LocalGiving - Magic Little Grants

Who can apply:  Constituted community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, CICs, SCIOs

Awards:  Up to £500

Application deadline: 30 November 2019

Apply here.

The Robertson Trust - Wee Grants for Wee Groups

Who can apply:  Constituted community groups, small registered charities

Awards:  £500 - £2,000

Apply here.

Scotmid Co-Op - Community Grants

Who can apply: Local community, self-help or voluntary groups and charities (including local branches of national charities) or individuals acting for the benefit of the local community,

Awards: Up to £500

Apply here.

Glasgow Airport - FlightPath Fund

Who can apply: Community groups, charities

Awards: Awards of more than £5,000 will be the subject of a recommendation by the FlightPath Fund Committee to the Managing Director of Glasgow Airport for approval.

Application deadlines:16 August and 11 October 2019

Apply here.

The Pastoral Care Trust - St Nicholas Care Fund

Who can apply: Community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and other bodies whose aim is to tackle an identified social need

Awards:  Maximum: £15,000; Average: £2,500

Application deadline:  Deadline dates are the first Monday of: August and November for trustee meetings on the first Monday of September and December 2019.

Apply here.

Tesco Community Fund

Who can apply: Community organisations, Charities, Schools, local authorities, and social housing providers.

Awards: Tesco Bags of Help - up to £4000 available

Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants - up to £25,000 available

Tesco Centenary Fund - up to £50,000 available

Application deadline: Ongoing

Apply here.

Asda Foundation

Who can apply: Community Groups, Charities,

Apply here.

Morrisons Foundation

Who can apply: Charities

Awards: Maximum amount £20,000

Application deadline:  Ongoing

Apply here.

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

Who can apply: Registered charities or activities with a clearly defined charitable purpose

Apply here.

Aldi Scottish Sport Fund

Who can apply: Community groups focused on sports, schools or educational organisations, Scout or Guide groups, community interest companies, charities.

Awards: Maximum up to £500

Application deadline: Different dates for specific geographical locations

Apply here.

Invest in Renfrewshire

The Invest in Renfrewshire Communities Team also provide support to access other sources of external funding. 

For more information, please email Invest in Renfrewshire or visit their web page - Invest in Renfrewshire - Communities.   

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