This section contains information about a selection of grant-giving programmes and other sources of funding for organisations involved in Scottish sport.  

If you are looking for information on sportscotland's funding programmes, use the quick links below:


Matches commercial sponsorship on a £ by £ basis.


Awards for All

Lottery grants programme for small community groups looking for small sums of money.

Awards for all

Sport Facilities Fund

Our main facility investment programme with awards up to £500,000.

Sport Facilities Fund

UKCC subsidy for coaches

Eligible individual or group applicants can access funding towards the cost of UKCC endorsed qualifications.

UKCC subsidy for coaches

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Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. There are a variety of o…

Social Investment Scotland

Case studies

SIS provided £900,000 of finance to Spartans Community Football Academy to build an extension to their property. The extension allows them to provide changing facilities, a catering…

Gannochy Trust

To make a positive difference for the benefit of people living in Scotland, with a preference for Perth & Kinross

Robertson Trust

The Robertson Trust is an independent Scottish grant-making Trust which exists to provide financial support to charities as defined by the Law of Scotland.

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities.

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a grant-giving charity for UK registered charities.

Develop Your Facilities

Investment in the right Tennis projects, supported by the right people is key if this target is to be achieved. In addition to this there is also LTA loan and grant funding available.

Community Fund

Distributed by: Co-operative Community Fund grants, between £100 and £2,000 are awarded to community, voluntary, or self-help groups to run projects that meet the criteria. Community gr…

Hugh Fraser Foundation

Distributed by: Hugh Fraser Foundation The Hugh Fraser Foundation was established in 1960 by Sir Hugh Fraser with shares in House of Fraser and other investments. Trust funds stood at £31.2 mi…

Peoples Postcode Trust

Peoples Postcode trust The People's Postcode Trust aims to make the UK a better place for both people and the planet.

The Woodward Charitable Trust

Part of the Sainsburys Family Charitable Trusts.

Mickel Fund

Distributed by: Mickel Fund The Mickel Fund is a Registered Scottish Charitable Trust, founded by Douglas W Mickel in the 1970s, with the sole purpose of improving the lives of others through charit…

The Moffat Charitable Trust

Distributed by: The Moffat Charitable Trust The Moffat Charitable Trust was formed in 1999 following the death of Jim Moffat, the co-founder of A.T. Mays, the travel agents. The Trust received a be…

The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation

Distributed by: The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation is a charity set up to provide financial support to young people aged 13 to 18 in Scotland. It supports young pe…

Barclays Community Sports Awards

The Barclays Community Sports Awards is an award to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups that use sport to benefit communities across the UK

Foundation for Scotland - Henry Duncan Award

Our aim is to support and work in partnership with charities operating in Scotland which are clearly focused on improving the quality of life for people who are disadvantaged

The Lords Taverners

Distributed by: The Lords Taverners The Lord's Taverners is the official Charity of recreational cricket and the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports Charity. Sport and recreation are e…

Scottish Sports Aid

Scottish Sports Aid is a charity which provides financial assistance in the form of grant awards to talented sporting youngsters

UnLtd Millennium Awards

Distributed by: UnLtd /firstport UnLtd's Millennium Awards provide practical and financial support to social entrepreneurs in the UK; The awards are for people with vision, passion, drive and commi…

The Voluntary Action Fund

Distributed by: The Voluntary Action Fund Voluntary Action Fund is Scotland's leading independent grant-making body investing in voluntary and community based organisations throughout Scotland. The…

No Limits Millennium Awards

Distributed by: Whizz Kidz No Limits Millennium Awards These awards are for young people across the UK aged 12-18 with a permanent disability affecting their mobility. They are designed to give the…

Gordon Brown Memorial Fund

Distributed by: Scottish Community Fund Set up in Memory of the late Gordon Brown Grants are made to voluntary organisations and charities supporting people affected by cancer and groups involved wi…

Young Start

Young Start aims to create opportunities for children and young people aged between 8 and 24 to help realise their potential.

Investing in Ideas

Distributed by: Big Lottery Big Lottery Fund in Scotland wants to provide groups with an opportunity to spend time and money developing ideas that have a clear public benefit. Investing in Ideas aw…

Community Spaces Scotland

As part of Investing in Communities, Community Spaces Scotland supports communities to become more involved in, and to take responsibility for, their local environment, communal spaces and places. …

Gannochy Trust test

To make a positive difference for the benefit of people living in Scotland, with a preference for Perth & Kinross

Sport Facilities Fund

The Sport Facilities Fund funds sport facility development projects.


SPORTSMATCH is an award scheme that supports grass roots sport projects that encourage participation at community level, especially youth groups.

UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) subsidy

sportscotland recognises the importance of new coaches coming into sport and the need for accessible, affordable coaching courses to be available to them.   By filling out the relevant application f…