Edinburgh Local

Community Grant Scheme

The Community Grants Scheme is now closed. The next round will open in Autumn 2024.

What to know before you apply

Surfers on a beach - community project grant
  • £5,000 is the most you can apply for. We also welcome applications for less.
  • Your project needs to be in Edinburgh, Fife, the Lothians or the Borders.
  • One grant per project. We do not fund projects that have already been completed.
  • Aim to start your project around four months after the deadline.

Please read our guidance notes to check your project's eligibility and other helpful information.

Guidance notes

Online information session recording

Watch the recording of Petra and Sarah from the University's Community Team to find out more about applying for a community grant.

Online information session recording (16 April)

Individual support

If you have any questions not answered in the guidance notes or information sessions, contact local@ed.ac.uk or call us on 0131 651 5000. Leave a message for us to call you back.


If you need application materials in another format, please email local@ed.ac.uk or call 0131 651 5000. You can also ask a friend or family member to do this for you.

We can send you a printed copy of the form by post on request.

If you need any help completing the form, we are happy to help. We can talk with you online, over the phone or in person.

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All-year funding for smaller projects

Our micro-grant scheme is open all year round for funding applications of up to £500.

Apply for a micro-grant