Edinburgh Local


As well as our Community Grants Scheme that opens twice a year, local organisations can apply for a smaller award of up to £500 through our micro-grant scheme, open all year round.


Crops in Pots 2018
Crops in Pots Community Grant project 2018

Community organisations and charities based in the Edinburgh region can apply for up to £500 through our micro-grant scheme for small scale community activities and local action.

  • We welcome applications for projects or activities that will involve and benefit people living and/or working in the Edinburgh City Region (The Region includes the City of Edinburgh, Fife, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders).
  • Applications are welcome from not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises. 
  • The funding is available all year round, and all applications will be reviewed by a panel.  

If you would like to apply for a larger grant, please apply to our Community Grants Scheme, open twice a year for awards of up to £5,000.

How to apply

The application process is simple and a member of the Edinburgh Local team will be on hand to support you if you have any questions, just contact local@ed.ac.uk.

You can apply for a micro-grant at any time by filling in the application form below and sending it back to local@ed.ac.uk

Please read the Guidance notes below before completing your application form.

You do not need to complete this form just yet, but please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions before submitting your application:


Download our handy micro-grant checklist


If you require the application form in another format, please email local@ed.ac.uk