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Community grants

Perth and Kinross Grants Direct information, advice and support to find and apply for funding.

Perth and Kinross Grants Direct

Perth and Kinross Grants Direct is the local one-stop-shop providing information, advice and support to find and apply for funding. You can phone us on 0345 605 2000 or email us on  View the icon PKC funding streams [94Kb].

Local Action Partnerships

Perth and Kinross has seven Local Action Partnerships (LAPs). Some of these LAPs have created small grants schemes to support local projects. Please check our Local Action Partnerships page for more information and details on how to apply

Council's funding schemes

Common Good Funds

Aberfeldy, Abernethy, Auchterarder, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross, Perth City and Pitlochry all have Common Good Funds. All with the exception of Kinross to provide community benefit for the people (including individual or group of people) who live in the former burgh served by relevant Common Good Fund Committee. Kinross Common Good Fund to provide funding of any activity which is beneficial to the interests of the inhabitants of Kinross. Perth Common Good Fund has icon specific criteria [278Kb]. Applications to the Crieff Common Good Fund can apply for a maximum of £500. 

Please note the following funding deadlines and dates of Common Good Fund Committee meetings where applications will be considered:

Deadlines for applicationsCommon Good Fund Committee meetings dates
7th May 202121st June 2021
23rd August 2021  (best for Christmas activities)4th October 2021
15th October 20216th December 2021

How to apply

To apply to the above funding schemes, you must use the icon common good application form [4Mb] and the icon additional form for capital projects [119Kb].

Charitable and Public Trusts administered by Perth & Kinross Council

These Grants are for individuals in need and groups working with them.  Please use the icon application form [34Kb] to apply on behalf of a group or organisation and refer to the icon guidance notes [232Kb].

Other local funders

Other national funders

Local support

If you need support to develop your organisation's capacity or need help on wider organisational issues, you can contact:

Funding search

SCVO has launched a 'Funding Scotland', an online funding database and valuable resource for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations of all shapes and sizes. Visit Funding Scotland.

Welfare Rights

If you are looking for personal or family financial support, the Council has a dedicated Welfare Rights Team that can provide free, confidential and impartial benefits advice and representation at benefit appeals tribunals. You can contact the team on 01738 476900 (option 1) or by emailing