Foundation Scotland


Foundation Scotland is Scotland's busiest grant maker, making more awards to charity than any other independent funder. We distribute approximately £5M annually to exceptional projects on behalf of our clients.

Since 1996, the Foundation has been delivering funding programmes, distributing over £45.4 million to charities and community groups. Our knowledge of the voluntary sector allows us to find lesser known charities ensuring our awards create lasting change.

There is a real need for what we do. Small and local charities account for over 50% of the UK's voluntary sector but receive only 0.6% of charitable funding.

Our Work

We fund projects that provide much needed services at a grassroots level, which enrich the quality of people's lives and help them build stronger communities. We receive over 2,000 applications each year and are able to fund approximately one third of them. Typical grants range from £250 to £5,000 and go to a wide range of causes including:

  • Nurturing Children and Families
  • Developing Young People
  • Helping Older People
  • Empowering Disabled People
  • Improving Health and Sport
  • Sustaining the Environment
  • Regenerating Urban Communities

For further information about funding a group in your local community, click on  'Funding for Community Groups'

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