These questions may help you if you’re stuck or want help with using Funding Scotland.
Funding Scotland only lists funders that support organisations or activities in Scotland. If your activity or organisation is based elsewhere in the UK then try Funding Central for England, Funding Wales for Wales, and GrantTracker for Northern Ireland. Funding Scotland does not include funding opportunities for individuals or private businesses.
A standard account is free and allows you to search the complete Funding Scotland database to find funds. Upgrading to Premium allows you to access a great range of tools to help you manage your funding information, and email bulletins and alerts to help you stay informed. Our local sites, in partnership with Local Authorities and the Scottish Rural Network, provide a free Premium service in some local areas.
The Funding Scotland database is updated most weekdays to ensure that the information is as up to date as possible. However, information can change between reviews so please check the funder’s website for the latest information. The date the fund was last updated is shown on the fund information page.
In the weekly bulletin standard account members will receive funding news. Premium and Local account users will also receive information on any recently opened or updated funds. You can subscribe or unsubscribe in the Settings area of the My Account menu.
Enter your search words or phrase and/or any filters you want to use. Then click on the “save/email this search” button above the search list. Give your name a search and set an email alert if you want alerts for new funds matching this search. View your saved searches at My Account/My searches & alerts.
Carry out a funding search. Click on the list icon in the fund information page or summary. You can create a new list to save the fund to or add the fund to an existing list. Lists can then be downloaded as a full report of each fund (including any notes you have made) as a PDF or CSV file. You can also subscribe to receive email updates about any changes to funds in each of your lists. View and manage your lists click in My Account/ My Lists & updates.
The key phrase search is very powerful and will return funds in order of relevance. However, sometimes you’ll need to use the filters to refine your search.
You’ll need to check the applications details on the funder’s website or contact them for details of how to apply.
SCVO’s Step by Step Guide to making funding applications provides a good starting point. Inspiring Fundraising also provide great tips for fundraising and although aimed at the heritage sector is relevant to many other types of projects. The SCVO Training Programme also has some great opportunities for building your funding skills.
Third sector interfaces (TSIs) provide a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector within local areas. There is a TSI in each local authority area in Scotland. Contact your local TSI to find out what funding support is available.
In the settings area of My Account you can change your password or email address. You can also update other profile information and unsubscribe from emails.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0800 169 0022 and we’ll be happy to help.
Check your junk mail to see if the emails are going in that folder.
If you have an IT team check with them to see if the email is being blocked by your server – ask them to search for the email address email@example.com
If you are still not receiving a bulletin please get in touch with us.
We try our best to provide accurate information but sometimes we miss things. With your help we can make Funding Scotland the best it can be. Report the issue using the Report Inaccuracy link on the fund information page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and we’ll sort it out.
We’d love to hear from you! Just contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get an entry arranged.