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Find Funding for your organisation

Dundee Voluntary Action can support your organisation to search for funding.

Please contact or tel: 01382 305744.

Use Dundee Voluntary Action’s Community Toolkit to search for funding


Funding Scotland

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, we can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.

List of Trusts 2014


Latest Funding Opportunities:


Funding Update- 1 Sept 2017

Funding Update- 15 Sept 2017

Funding Update- 12 Oct 2017


Integrated Care Small Grants Fund

The Small Grants Fund aims to build the capacity of communities to deliver services which ensure people are able to look after and improve their own health and wellbeing and live in good health for longer.  Funding is available to support the delivery of projects across all adult services.


Grow Wild Community Project Funding 2018

Now open for applications!

Have you got a ridiculously exciting idea for a project that brings people together through activities that help connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi?

Please get in touch with Grow Wild to discuss your ideas or you can also look at our web page Grow Wild Community Project Guidance, for more information on how to apply.

Contact Stéphanie Baine,, if you have any questions of for the link to the online application form.

Awards of £2000 or £4000 are available for groups to transform their space or to do something new or creative projects that help communities and celebrate our native wild flowers, plants and fungi.

Applications need to be in by 15th January 2018 for your chance to join Grow Wild’s project network.

Be inspired by previous Grow Wild community projects. Click here to visit our interactive map and read their profile pages.


BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme – First 2018 Deadline

BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK that support children and young people who are 18 years and younger.

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is accepting applications for large grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people’s lives.

Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with.

The closing date for applications is 16 January 2018 (midnight).

BBC Children in Need – Main Grants


Dundee City Council – Dundee Youth Fund

To support the development of learning opportunities in Dundee for young people in the 10 to 18 age range.

The new Dundee Youth Fund was launched on the 30 August 2017.

Next deadline: No deadline date

Charities only: No


Phone:01382 435840

How to apply

Details and web links on how to apply and funding criteria will be available soon on a new Dundee Youth Council’s website.


Community Innovation Fund Dundee 

NHS Tayside has been out and about asking local people what they would like to change about their lives and where they live. The responses showed that people were not mainly concerned with their health but rather with problems on the streets where they live, with their housing, with vandalism, feeling safe and having no clean, safe outdoor spaces where they could go with their families.



Big Lottery News

Early Action System Change available from 14 June
New fund – Early Action System Change – is now available.
Further information available  website ( hopefully covers everything you need to know
The website mentions a webinar on 10 July 2017. Unfortunately this is fully booked. However a recording will be made available on Big Lottery website

Grants for community-led activity
Open for community-led activity (

Investing in Ideas
This was merged into Awards for All on 1 April 2017. Anything that organisations would have applied to Investing in Ideas for will now be made through an Awards for All application.
Awards for All will also continue to consider the same arts, community and sports projects as before.

Scottish Land Fund
The guidance notes for Scottish Land Fund have been updated and can be downloaded from Big Lottery website.





Useful Funding Links:

BIG Lottery Fund​:

Award for All

Communities and Families Fund

Forces In Mind

Heroes Return

Investing in Ideas

Our Place – Douglas


Awards for All – sports organisations

Sports organisations should contact sportscotland before applying to Awards for All. There are a few additional rules for sports so checking a request with sportscotland first can make a huge different.


 Bauer Radio’s Cash for Kids Charities (Scotland), SC041421

MFR Cash for Kids- Radio Forths Cash for Kids- Radio Tays Cash for Kids- Northsound Cash for Kids- Radio Borders Cash for Kids.

Radio Tay Ltd
6 North Isla Street
Dundee DD3 7JQ


Wave102 Help for Kids, SC042369

c/o Findlay & Company
11 Dudhope Terrace