Community grants

Use Perth and Kinross Grants Direct for 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 pkgrantsdirect@pkc.gov.uk.

View the icon PKC funding streams [94Kb].

Read our icon monthly funding alert [1Mb] to hear more about external funding opportunities.

Eastern Perthshire Grants

The Eastern Perthshire Action Partnership (EPAP) is launching a range of small grants which address issues in the local community including poverty, health and social isolation.  EPAP covers the three multi members wards of Carse of Gowrie (Ward 1), Strathmore (Ward 2) and Blairgowrie & The Glens (Ward 3). For more information, visit the Eastern Perthshire Small Grants page

Council's funding schemes

Common Good Funds

Perth City, Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Crieff, Kinross, Pitlochry. 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]. Please note the following deadlines and dates of Common Good Fund committee meetings when applications will be considered:

Deadlines for applicationsCommon Good Fund Committee meetings dates
3 January 202026 February 2020
6 March 2020 (best for Summer activities)22 April 2020
1 May 202017 June 2020
7 August 2020 (best for Christmas activities)30 September 2020
29 October 202016 December 2020

How to apply

To apply to the above funding schemes, you must use the icon application form [185Kb] 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 WelfareRights@pkc.gov.uk.