Grants for community groups

UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

Applications are now open for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). UKSPF funding is a pillar of the Levelling Up agenda and a significant component of its support for places across the UK.  Applications will need to meet the following priorities set by the UK Government: Communities and Place, Support for Local Businesses and People and Skills. In addition, there is a stream of funding called Multiply which focuses on improving adult numeracy for those aged 19 plus.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 7 October 2022.

How to apply

Please read the UKSPF Midlothian Guidance and Application Form Guidance before completing the application form.

If you need any additional support or further information, please contact Midlothian Voluntary Action,  or

Small Grant Fund

The Midlothian Council Grants 2023/24 programme is now open for small grant applications to support Midlothian-based projects.

Closing date for applications is Friday 14 October.

How to apply

Please read the Guidance Notes (PDF) first before completing your application.

Apply for a small grant

Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF)

The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, delivered in partnership with COSLA and local government, supports locally developed place based regeneration projects that involve local communities, helping to tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth in deprived, disadvantaged and fragile remote communities across Scotland.

RCGF is for larger capital projects that community groups are seeking to progress, applications are invited on an annual basis.

For more information visit Capital investment for regeneration on website.

Place-Based Investment Programme (PBIP)

The Place Based Investment Programme aims to bring the Place Principle to life through funding for capital projects; to accelerate the delivery of community led regeneration, community wealth building, town centre revitalisation, and 20-minute neighbourhoods.

Please email with details of your proposal before the end of Sept 2022 to be considered for this year as funding must be committed by March 2023. If your project may take longer to plan we are also happy to consider proposals that will be seeking funding in 23/24.

For more information visit Place Based Investment & Infrastructure on website.

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