Sources of Funding
VisitScotland Growth Fund
VisitScotland Growth Fund is designed to assist the tourism industry in reaching the ambitious 50% growth target by 2015 and to further cement Scotland's reputation as a world class destination.
VisitScotland have made some key changes to the Growth Fund’s process, criteria and delivery. Key changes of note include:
There are no longer formal application deadlines for groups to work towards; the application process is now an ongoing rolling process which will ensure that groups receive an outcome to their application within 40 days. This allows you to take the time you require to develop a strong application for strategic activity.
The process and related paperwork has been streamlined and simplified
The fund will focus on establishing more formalised partnership working with other public sector agencies to ensure greater alignment with local priorities
The fund will be delivered by a specialist Growth Fund team
Details of the fund can now be accessed via www.visitscotland.org/growthfund
Historic Scotland provides a number of grant and funding schemes to support bodies and individuals in the protection, education and promotion of the historic environment.
Details of their funding programmes can be found by clicking here.
Climate Challenge Fund
The Climate Challenge Fund is being supported by an alliance of partners from key organisations and networks throughout Scotland, who bring expertise and experience of community-level interventions.
The Sustainable Development Commission Scotland (SDC) is coordinating the work of this alliance. The alliance has three roles:
to develop a shared sense of purpose amongst national stakeholder bodies in supporting the purpose and delivery of the Climate Challenge Fund
to provide a network where communities and stakeholders and businesses) can exchange good practice and learning
to support Government work on evaluation of actions by CCF communities in tackling climate change.
For more information go to Keep Scotland Beautiful
Heritage Lottery Fund - Scotland
Assessments for the new round of HLF (Scotland) start in September 2008.
For more information click here.
Derelict Land Fund
The fund is intended to create jobs, promote sustainable environmental policies, improve the quality of life for communities in the Highlands and stimulate economic growth - a key plank of Scottish Government policy.
For more information click here
BIG Lottery Fund - Scotland
For more details on the BIG Lottery Fund in Scotland click here.
For more information on BIG Lottery Funder Finder click here.
Growing Community Assets - Scotland (BIG Lottery)
Helping local communities become stronger and more sustainable by acquiring and developing land and buildings. For more information click here.