Community Building Grants

Capital funding for a building to support the work of charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million.

Find out more about Community Building Grants in this short video

Applications now open! 

This is one of our five funding offers for registered charities who work to address poverty and trauma in Scotland.

For more details of the kind of work we fund, take a look at Who and what we fund, and for information about the revenue grants we offer, see Our Funds.

Overview

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Capital funding of £2,000 to £75,000 towards a community hub* where your work is based
  • Towards new buildings, or the upgrade and refurbishment of existing buildings
  • Apply anytime – no set closing date
  • Decision within 8 to 12 weeks.

*We define a community hub as a building (or part of a building) that is multi-purpose, open or accessible to local people and that has a community-led governance stucture. It provides or hosts a range of activities and services for the local community, and is used by lots of different people.

Guidance highlights – you’ll need:

  • At least three unconnected Trustees on your charity’s Board
  • Recent independently examined or audited annual accounts
  • An equality and diversity policy, and a safeguarding policy if you’re working with young or vulnerable people
  • Your charity must own the site or building, or hold a long-term lease of at least ten years.

What's next?

Read the full guidance
View the detailed guidance for Community Building Grants.

Watch our webinar on how to apply

Go to the application form
File an online application for a Community Building Grant.

What's important to us
Read about the key criteria we consider when assessing applications.

Download a copy of our application questions and help text.