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Community grants and awards

Grant awards programme

This is discretionary funding to support voluntary and community organisations in North Lanarkshire.

Funding for 2024/2025 now open - closing date 31 January 2024

Applications for Grant Awards Programme funding round 2024/2025 is now open - closing date is 31 January 2024.

For more information, please email 

What is the purpose of this grant scheme?

We provide annual funding through the Grant Awards Programme to local voluntary organisations and community groups. The grant awards must contribute to the following priorities in The Plan for North Lanarkshire:

  • improve economic opportunities and outcomes
  • support all children and young people to realise their full potential
  • improve the health and wellbeing of our communities
  • enhance participation, capacity and empowerment across our communities

Who can apply?

You must be a voluntary organisation or community group operating in North Lanarkshire.

What can be funded?

Grant awards may be made for various purposes including employee costs, accommodation costs, administration costs and programme costs.

What can't be funded?

Grants are not made for:

  • activities that began before the application was made
  • items of equipment of a personal nature
  • repairs/improvements to premises not owned by or leased to the organisation making the application

How much can be applied for?

Applications must be for a minimum of £1000 and the maximum you can apply for is £50,000.

What is the timescale for submitting applications?

Application forms are now available to download below - closing date 31 January 2024.

What is the application process?

An application form should be completed and all additional information, for example your constitution and financial details should be submitted with your application form.

Where can I get help with the form?

If you would like any help or advice in completing the application form please email us at 

Please also refer to the Application Guidance Note which is available to download below.

What happens next?

When we receive your application we will send you an email confirming that it has been received, giving the application a reference number and letting you know if any additional information is needed or if anything is missing.

Grant enquiries

If you cannot decide if this fund is best for you contact us for more advice.


Page last updated:
08 Dec 2023

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