Funding to Regenerate Historic Buildings

Charities, not for profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils can apply for funding to assist with the costs of developing and co-ordinating a project which helps to find a sustainable use for an historic building and takes it towards the start of work on site. The grants are intended to support project development costs only and not for on-site capital works. The AHF also makes Project Viability Grants (PVG) of up to £5,000 to fund studies to look at potential uses for a building and at its current condition.
Applications may be submitted at any time

SUEZ Communities Trust

SUEZ Communities Trust
The SUEZ Trust is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit organisations in Scotland. The application process is now operated through a two-stage process via an online application system. Stage One applications can be submitted at any time and will include a short eligibility check and brief questions about the project. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a Stage Two application within 12 weeks. Grants are available for the following types of projects:
• Land Reclamation (Object A) – the reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.
• Community Recycling (Object B) – community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects.
• Public Amenities (Object C) – to provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity.
• Biodiversity (Object D) – the conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat.
• Historic Buildings (Object E) – the maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.
Applications can be made to the:
• Primary Fund for grants of up to £50,000, as long as the project has an overall cost of less than £100,000.
• Smaller Project Fund for grants of up to £20,000 as long as the project has an overall cost of less than £20,000.
This funding is open to organisations that are run on a not-for-profit basis in Scotland. This could include voluntary organisations, community groups, parish councils, charities, community interest companies, sports clubs, community associations and local authorities. Organisations must own or hold a lease for the project site with at least 10 years remaining. Projects applying for Public Amenity, Biodiversity or Historic Building funding must be on a site that is in the vicinity of a landfill site or transfer station.
Stage One applications may be submitted at any time

Highland Council Village Hall Grants Scheme

Highland Council Village Hall grant scheme is open to village halls. They can provide annual revenue grants up to maximum of £1,000 per year. Halls are able to apply for up to 30 per cent of their annual running costs. To get an application form and guidance go to website below or contact Yvonne Hendry

Caithness Beatrice Local Fund


Caithness Beatrice Local Fund

Through the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, we will provide a total of £2 million over a period of 5 years, to invest in local projects in the following 5 community council areas in the Highlands. For application forms and guidlines go to

  • Sinclair’s Bay
  • Wick
  • Tannach and District
  • Latheron, Lybster and Clyth
  • Berriedale and Dunbeath

You can apply for a grant if you are;

  • a legally constituted community group
  • a non profit organisation or
  • a registered charity

£ 0 -£250

Microgrant applications


Applications for grants up to £250 can be made through a micro grant Scheme administered by each of the community councils. Each community council will revue applications directly and decisions on any micro grants to be awarded in its area.

£251 – £10,000

Main grant application


Large grant proposal


Deadlines for applications

Advisory panel meetings


24 November 2017

22 January 2018

13 April 2018


21 May 2018



BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation.
Deadline: 1st December 2017