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Community Grants

Information, advice and support to find and apply for community funding

Funding alerts

View our regular  funding alert (PDF) [485KB] to hear more about external funding opportunities.

If you would like to keep up-to-date with the monthly funding alerts, you can subscribe to receive them by email. Instructions for how to subscribe to the community funding alert are detailed in our video:

Funding Scotland

The SCVO's (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) Funding Scotland tool is an online funding database and valuable resource for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations of all shapes and sizes. You can also register as a member or supporter of the SCVO to gain access to further information and up-to-date funding bulletins.

Council's funding schemes

Common Good Funds

How to apply

To apply to the Common Good and Kinross Common Good funding schemes, you must complete the common good application form (Word doc) [4MB]  and the additional form for capital projects (Word doc) [118KB] .

Aberfeldy, Abernethy, Auchterarder, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross, Perth City and Pitlochry all have Common Good Funds. The Common Good Funds, with the exception of Kinross, fund projects that 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.  The Kinross Common Good Fund provides funding of any activity which is beneficial to the interests of the inhabitants of Kinross

If you have any queries regarding your application, you can contact us by emailing pkgrantsdirect@pkc.gov.uk or by telephoning 0345 605 2000.

Deadlines for the Common Good Fund Committees (with the exception of Kinross):

Deadlines for applicationsCommon Good Fund Committee meetings dates
17 November 202329 January 2024
23 February 202429 April 2024
21 June 202426 August 2024
20 September 202425 November 2024

 

Rural Events Fund

Funding may be available to support the running of events outwith Perth city centre through our rural events funding. Applications are considered for new events which are intended to be annually occurring and which can demonstrate community support or need. Full criteria and details are contained within the  Rural Events Fund application form (Word doc) [101KB] . Applications should be submitted at least three months before the event date.

Please note that potential applicants are advised to contact the Council's Business Development Team on 01738 477952 before completing the application form to discuss the events and the requirements.

Green Living Fund 2023 to 2024

The Green Living Fund 2023 to 2024 is now closed. You can view information on the successful projects on our News page.

 

Adult Learning in the Community Fund 2024 to 2025

We want to fund projects that offer informal and/or formal Adult Learning opportunities in the community. This is for participants who are aged 16 years and over, and not attending full-time education at school. This can be an existing or new project in your community. Full criteria and details are contained within the Adult Learning in the Community Fund 2024 to 2025 application form. The fund will close once the fund has been fully allocated.

Any questions about the fund, please email CLD@pkc.gov.uk

Charitable and Public Trusts administered by Perth and Kinross Council

These grants are for individuals in need and applications for funding are administered by the Welfare Rights Team. The available funding is fully committed for the foreseeable future and the Fund is currently closed to applications from charitable groups. 

How we can help

  • Provide guidance and support in sourcing relevant funding for community projects
  • Provide guidance and support to write effective funding applications
  • Provide guidance and support to monitor and evaluate funded projects

When we can help

  • Core working hours are 9am to 5pm on weekdays, however we are very flexible with evenings and weekends to respond to the needs of communities.
  • Our Community Learning and Development workers across Perth and Kinross will support you in a variety of flexible ways to meet the needs of your group: face-to-face meetings, online meetings, visit to group premises.

How you can contact us

Please email CLD@pkc.gov.uk and we will connect you to your local community learning and development worker.

Local support

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

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.

Other local funders

 

Other national funders

 

Last modified on 08 May 2024

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