Edinburgh Local

Micro-grant Scheme

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.


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. 
  • 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 £4,500.

How to apply

Applications for the Micro-grant scheme open year round

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. Please note that applications can take between 8-10 weeks to process. 

Download the 2022-23 application form:


View our guidance notes:

Micro-grant guidance notes


Download our handy micro-grant checklist


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