Is My Organisation Eligible

Is My Organisation Eligible

Please check below to see if you and your project are eligible to apply. If you meet any of the below, it's a good start! Please be sure to read our guidance notes for full details on our funding criteria.


Does your organisation fall under one of these types?

  • Registered charity (requires a number from OSCR or Charity Commission)
  • SCIO
  • Constituted voluntary or community group
  • Social enterprise
  • Community interest company (CIC)
  • Not-for-profit organisation
  • Local club or other consitutued community group

If so, then you are probably eligible to apply for funds. However your organisation must be a registered charity if you wish to apply for over £2,000.


  • Organisations that are not based in or do not bring a benefit to Scotland, England or Wales 
  • Hospices or end of life care
  • Statutory bodies that the state has an obligation to fund (inc. schools/PTAs, councils and local authorities)
  • Parish councils
  • Colleges or universities
  • Medical equipment or research
  • Any type of feasibility or research studies
  • Building renovations that are purely for cosmetic purposes
  • Groups with exclusive membership policies

This is not a full list of everything that we do and don’t fund. Please read the Guidance Notes fully to ensure that you are aware of what is eligible for funding.

Guidance Notes for 2018 will be available soon.