Small Grants Fund
Sorry - all our funding has now been allocated and we are not anticipating any more funds in the near future.
The Small Grants Fund provides smaller amounts of funding for projects between £1,000 and £10,000. Projects can get grants which focus on:
A. Small Business Creation and Growth Grants
B. Strengthening Local Communities Grants
C. Connecting People and the Landscape Grants
Download a Small Grants leaflet
How to apply - Please follow the steps below to apply.
Check whether you are eligible for funding by visiting the eligible area map. Further guidance on eligibility can be found in the guidance notes below. If you have any queries about eligibility please contact us and we can advise you.
2. Attend a Free Funding Workshop and chat with one of our Project Development Workers
Making it Local has two Development Workers called Kate Tobin and Julie Fergusson. They are here to help develop and advise projects. Speaking to them will not affect any decisions on your project.
Attend a funding workshop to get some helpful tips on filling in your application and what makes a good project. Please visit our events page for details.
Download an Initial Project Outline form from below, fill it in and send it to us at anytime. We only require a summary at this point about your project idea, so we do not need vast pages of detailed information. This will allow us to glean some information about what your project plans to do and whether your project hits our programme objectives. Once submitted a Making it Local Development Worker will contact you in about two weeks to discuss your project. If they feel your project is eligible they will invite you to submit a Full Applicaiton Form.
4. Submit a Small Grants Application Form
If you have been invited to submit a Full Application please download an Application Form. To help you complete these forms please download the Application Guidance Note and the Project Guidance Costs. This form needs to be submitted by one of the deadlines below before 12 noon.
Small Grant Application Form (Word)
Small Grant Application Guidance Note (PDF)
Project Guidance Costs (PDF)
6. Project Decision
Approved-if you have reached this stage and have had your project approved by the programme – congratulations!!!!!
Deferred- you may still need to do some work on your project
Rejected- we are sorry but your project will need to look elsewhere for funding
Please contact us if you any queries on how to apply
Small Grants Fund