Below is the information you’ll be asked to put in your application.
Take the time to make sure you’ve got everything you need before your apply online.
You’ll need to give the names, contact details and dates of birth of two unconnected people from your organisation, one of whom will be the legally responsible contact for any grant awarded.
By unconnected we mean not related by blood or marriage, in a long-term relationship or living together at the same address.
What type of organisation are you? What is its full legal name and address and postcode?
What is your accounting year end date and total annual income?
To be eligible for funding you need to produce annual accounts, or have set up your organisation less than 15 months ago and not yet produced them.
Make sure you have a copy of your organisation’s bank statement from the last three months (or a bank welcome letter if you have opened a new account in the last three months).
This should be for the UK-based account you want us to pay your grant into, if you’re successful. You must have at least two unrelated people who are able to manage the account you want to use. The statement needs to show
- organisation’s legal name
- address the statements are sent to
- bank name
- account number and sort code
See more detailed guidance on what we look for on your bank statements (PDF, 455KB)
If you are a school who uses a local authority bank account, please attach a letter from the local authority that confirms your school name, the bank account name and number and sort code. The letter must be on local authority headed paper and dated. Other statutory bodies can attach a letter from their finance department that confirms the details of the bank account funding would be paid into.
About your project
You’ll need to tell us:
- the name of your project
- when your project will start (this must be at least 12 weeks from when you submit your application)
- where your project will take place
- all the costs involved in your project
- whether your project targets a specific group of people and, if so, who.
What you want to do
You’ll also have around 500 words to tell us about what you want your project to do.
There are two key areas that we will be looking at when making a decision - make sure your answer focuses on these as much as possible.
1. You meet at least one of our funding priorities, which are:
- bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities
- improving the places and spaces that matter to communities
- enabling more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
2. You involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning. Tell us how you’ve done this.
Arts or sport focused projects
If you are applying for a project focused on the arts, we will prioritise work that:
- engages people from areas of high deprivation removes financial barriers to access creative activities
- addresses rural isolation and encourages activity in rural areas
- engages older people, people in care homes and carers
- engages care leavers
- supports integration of refugees and asylum seekers
Please also note that you cannot apply to both National Lottery Awards for All Scotland and Creative Scotland for the same project.
If you are applying for a project focused on sport, we will prioritise projects that:
- Engage young people from our most deprived areas
- Engage girls and young women
- Engage disabled young people