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Awards for All Scotland

A quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000
Funding size:
£500 - £10,000
Application deadline:
Awards for All Scotland is not currently accepting new applications until noon on the 4th August 2014.

What’s it all about?

Awards for All Scotland re-opens to applications on Monday 4 August

Awards for All Scotland is not currently accepting new applications until noon on the 4 August 2014. Further details can be found on our blog.

If you have submitted an application at this time, it will not be eligible for an award, and will not be assessed.  

Sign up to our eBulletin to receive the latest news about all our funding programmes, and for details of how to apply from the 4 August 2014.

The application form to Awards for All Scotland will be available from noon on 4 August 2014.

What are we looking for?

We want to fund projects that will achieve one or more of the following outcomes: 
• people have better chances in life
• communities are safer, stronger and more able to work together to tackle inequalities
• people have better and more sustainable services and environments
• people and communities are healthier.

Our priorities are listed in more detail in the guidance notes. It should be noted that meeting one or more of these priorities is not essential to receive funding.

One of our priorities is projects taking place in areas we would like to see receive more funding from Awards for All. This is based on our analysis of where our funding has gone to date. These are different for each of the three lottery distributors involved in Awards for All.

Applications coming from arts or sports groups are mostly likely to be considered through Creative Scotland or sportscotland. Other groups will usually be considered through Big Lottery Fund. Schools will always be Big Lottery Fund even if they are running an arts or sports project.

For example, an application from a theatre group wanting to hold a performance would be considered by Creative Scotland. A school applying for football equipment would be considered by Big Lottery Fund and not sportscotland.

Big Lottery Fund Creative Scotland  sportscotland 
Aberdeen City Aberdeen City Angus
Aberdeenshire Falkirk Clackmannanshire
East Ayrshire Inverclyde Dundee City
East Lothian Perth & Kinross East Renfrewshire
North Ayrshire Renfrewshire Falkirk
Perth & Kinross West Lothian Shetland Islands

Areas that feature in the 15% most deprived data zones in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation are one of our other priorities .

Small towns (those with a population of 3,000 to 10,000) are also a priority. You can check this by entering a postcode through the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics.

Who can apply?

You can apply to Awards for All if you are a not-for-profit/voluntary or community sector group, community council, school or health organisation.

What can you apply for?

We will pay for a wide range of activities including:
• putting on an event, activity or performance 
• buying new equipment or materials 
• improvements or additions to community buildings or play facilities
• setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group 
• paying expenses for volunteers, costs for sessional workers or professional fees 
• transport costs.


Organisation Types

  • Voluntary or community organisation
  • Public sector organisation