Big Lottery Fund Scotland
Every day thousands of local people play the National Lottery in the hope of winning the jackpot and changing their lives. The Big Lottery Fund is one of the organisations putting the National Lottery Good Cause money back into the hands of communities. Every day in Scotland we work with people from Stranraer to Shetland making a difference to local lives.
Most of our grants support local charities run by volunteers. Our funding is used by communities to run amazing projects led by local people. We don’t tell people what to do – we respond to what matters to them. They know what their communities need.
There’s no such thing as too big or too small. We want to know what matters to local communities and to those looking to overcome challenging circumstances. We want to work with groups and organisations that are putting people first, that are building on the strengths people bring and are connected to what else is going on around them.
In Scotland you can apply for grants from £500 to over £500,000, and we have a friendly team waiting to hear your idea and talk through how we can help.