Event Scotland

EventScotland – National Events Programme Funding of £4,000 – £25,000 is available to support sporting and cultural events which take place out with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and drive domestic tourism within Scotland. It is a development programme and therefore does not provide long-term or core funding. It is designed to support additional elements or new activity specifically intended to strategically grow events. Deadline: 6th February 2020 http://www.eventscotland.org/funding/national-events-programme/

National Lottery 25th birthday fund

The National Lottery’s 25th birthday has a one-off fund offering grants up to £1,000, and open to anyone with a great idea to make a difference in their local community.

The application is short and simple, and you can apply even if you are unconstituted, or have another grant from us.

#CelebrateNationalLottery25 has opened at 10am on Saturday 23 November, and the deadline for applications is Friday 6 December at 2pm.

Everyone who submits an eligible application will be entered into a ‘lottery draw’, which will take place after the deadline closes. They will fund over 2000 projects across the UK.

The fund is very broad. They can pay for any event, activity or item, costing between £100 and £1,000 that will bring people together between 1 February and 18 November 2020. This could include all sorts of things, like a community party or gala day, a lunch club, or equipment for litter pick up.

How do you apply?


Free Child protection Course

Free Child Protection Course for community groups 

Friday 24th January, Pulteney Centre, Wick

Wick 10am -noon

Course will cover

  • What is child abuse and signs and symptoms
  • Responding to the child
  • Reporting and recording procedures
  • Codes of conduct for staff
  • Why  do we need to consider child protection?


This course is free

To book a place or find out more contact

Yvonne Hendry: 01955 609960, yvonne@cvg.org.uk

The Turtleton Charitable Trust

Turtleton Charitable Trust | Turcan Connell

The Turtleton Charitable Trust was established under a Deed of Trust in 2007 with the particular aim of supporting heritage and the arts, principally in Scotland. The Trustees also consider a limited number of applications each year in aid of charities supporting the disadvantaged and the advancement of education.

Application criteria

Charitable purposes: The Turtleton Charitable Trust makes grants to charities which work in the following fields:

  • The advancement of the arts, culture and heritage – the Trustees particularly favour heritage and the visual arts, but other aspects of the arts and culture will be considered. The vast majority of grants are made in this field.
  • Support of the disadvantaged and the advancement of education – the Trustees consider only a small number of grants in this field in any one year.
  • Please note that the Trustees are unlikely to entertain applications which fall outside these two main areas.

Geographical spread:

The Trustees prefer causes in Scotland.

Size of award made:

The Trustees typically make awards of between £5,000 and £25,000 available. Larger grants or multi-year commitments are available only in limited circumstances at the Trustees' discretion.


Please note that The Turtleton Charitable Trust makes grants to charitable bodies only. Applications by individuals will not be considered.

How to apply

Applications should be made in writing on no more than 3 sides of A4 via the online application form. If your charity does not have access to email, a hard copy application may be sent to: The Turtleton Charitable Trust, Turcan Connell, Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE. Postal applications should be marked for the attention of Kenneth Pinkerton.