Beith Badminton

Scottish Land Fund

Beith Badminton

Supporting urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.

Area
Scotland
Suitable for
Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
Funding size
£10,000 to £1,000,000
Total available
£10 million in 2017-18
Application deadline
Ongoing
What’s it all about? Arrow pointing down

The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.

Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by the Big Lottery Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offers grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects.

The overall success rate for Scottish Land Fund applications is 75%. This is based on decisions made in the 6 months period up to 28 February 2018. Please read our blog for more information on success rates.

Delivered by Big Lottery Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and funded by Scottish Government
What are we looking for? Arrow pointing down

Successful applicants will clearly demonstrate that their project will help their local community to:

  • achieve more sustainable economic, environmental and/or social development through ownership of land and buildings

  • have a stronger role in and control over their own development

  • own well managed, financially sustainable land and buildings.

We will prioritise applications that can demonstrate significant positive impact for the community as a whole. Applicants will have the opportunity to test out and develop their ideas with support from a Scottish Land Fund Adviser.

You can apply for grants between £10,000 and £1 million to fund the purchase of land or land assets. You can also request some revenue funding to help with the cost of developing your proposal or initial running costs of your project after acquisition.

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How to apply Arrow pointing down

To apply, contact the Big Lottery Fund Scotland to discuss your idea at advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk or on 0300 123 7110. If your project is eligible you will be assigned a Scottish Land Fund Adviser from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, who will help you develop your idea and get ready to submit your application.

The Big Lottery Fund is a Living Wage Friendly Funder. This means that we encourage our applicants to pay their staff the UK Living Wage.

Visit our Living Wage page for more information

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