Museum Development Fund

Maximum Available: £40,000
Closing Date: 25/04/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Museums Galleries Scotland

This fund is designed to support museums to make strategic steps towards becoming more resilient organisations in line with the aims of the National Strategy. It will fund discrete projects that are additional to, or will help you to strategically develop your core work. Any organisation that runs an Accredited Museum in Scotland can apply. 

The fund will accept applications for partnership work where the majority of the project benefits will be for Accredited museums. These applications can be accepted from:

  • Organisations running an Accredited museum in Scotland applying on behalf of a partnership or network; or
  • Non-Accredited organisations working in partnership with Accredited museums in Scotland and where the main benefit of the project will be for Accredited Museums 

For more information, please use the following link:

Volant Charitable Trust Grants

Maximum Available: £45,000
Closing Date: 30/04/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

Established in 2000 by JK Rowling, the Trust offers grants to registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations based and working in Scotland.

The funding is intended to support charitable projects with a strong focus on supporting women, young people and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances. The funding is administered by Foundation Scotland, an independent grant making charity, on behalf of the Volant Trust.

Applicants can be national or community based. Grants of up to £15,000 per year are available (an increase of £5,000 from previous rounds) for up to three years and the total maximum grant awarded is £45,000. The funding can be used for one-off projects or multi-year applications.

There are two application periods in 2019.​ Applications will be accepted from 7 January to 30 April and again from 1 July to 31 October 2019.

For more information, please click the following link:

Big Lottery Fund Scotland - Community Assets

Maximum Available: £1,000,000
Closing Date: 20/07/2019 (All day)
Information Source: Grantfinder

Grants are available to help community-led organisations acquire and/or develop assets in their community, particularly those that are addressing disadvantage or inequality.

Applications do not close. This is a rolling grants programme


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