Awards for All Scotland

Funding priority

A good application should do at least one of these three things:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

You also have to involve people in your community when planning your activities.

You can apply for funding for:

  • equipment
  • one-off events
  • small capital projects
  • staff costs
  • training costs
  • transport
  • utilities/running costs
  • volunteer expenses.

There are additional guidelines for arts & sports projects.



Type of funder

Charitable trust or foundation National lottery

Who can apply

You can apply if your organisation is a:
voluntary or community organisation
registered charity
constituted group or club
not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
school (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school)
statutory body (including town, parish and community council)


Who they can’t accept applications from:
sole traders
Companies that can pay profits to directors, shareholders or members (including Companies Limited by Shares)
organisations based outside the UK
organisations that have already sent a National Lottery Awards for All application and are waiting for a decision
organisations that don’t have at least two people on their board or committee who aren’t married, in a long-term relatonship, living together at the same address, or related by blood
one organisation on behalf of another

The can’t fund:
contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest
electricity generation and feed-in tariff payments
paying someone else to write your application for you
political or religious activities
profit-making/fundraising activities
VAT you can reclaim
statutory activities.

Funding Type

  1. Capital expenditure
  2. One-off
  3. Project
  4. Running costs

Grant details

Awards for All is a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000. The programme aims to help people become actively involved in projects that bring about change in their local community.



Size of grant

  1. Medium (£10,000 - £50,000)
  2. Small (£1 - £10,000)

Application details

They moved to a new online application form on Wednesday 31 July 2019
You have to set up an account to use this application form - even if you already had an account before Wednesday 31 July.

It might take a bit longer than usual to get a decision. It could take up to 18 weeks for us to tell you our decision, with a further two weeks to pay your grant if you're successful.

Read the application guidelines fully before you make your application.

Contact Details


Pacific House
70 Wellington Street

G2 6UA

Telephone Number

0300 123 7110


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