We (Falkirk Council) make a number of different grants available to community groups, voluntary organisations and third sector organisations across the Council area.
If you are planning, delivering or expanding a community project and would benefit from public funding, please take a look at what is available from various teams within the Council.
Below you will find links to the different funds available, where you can access information, contacts and application forms.
If you need assistance to complete an application form, or would like any other support, please contact the individual fund contact provided or see Support section below.
Support for community organisations
Support, including for funding applications, is available from our Community Learning & Development Team.
Benefits & support for individuals and families
If you are looking for information about benefits that you can claim for yourself and/or your family, please visit our Benefits and Support webpage.
The benefits calculator will also help you find out what benefits you can claim. If you need help applying for benefits, please get in touch with Community Advice Services, or pop into one of our Advice and Support Hubs.
Our Cost of Living Support page lists other funds available and we also have a map of support available for the Falkirk area.
Other sources of funding
Other sources of funding are available. CVS Falkirk can help you develop your ideas and apply for other funding. Information is available on their Funding page where you will also find their Grants Online Portal to help you with your funding searches.
The Small Grants fund tends to give small amounts of money (normally up to £2,000) to fund activities from local groups that benefit the Community.
The projects need to meet one of the 3 priorities of the grant: People, Place and Partnership.
For example, one of the groups funded, provides memory stick players and weekly audio versions of The Falkirk Herald to blind and visually impaired people in the Falkirk area. These recordings keep listeners informed of what is happening in the area, without having to rely on family and friends, increasing their independence and fighting isolation. This project meets the Partnership priority, supporting the Council's approach to early intervention by providing services so that people can live full, independent, and positive lives.
School Holiday Food Fund
The School Holiday Food Fund 2022 (Summer programme) was a successful initiative that provided food and fun to many children in the Falkirk area.
Two Ukrainian families who had just arrived in Falkirk and had no or limited knowledge of English were involved in one of the initiatives funded by School Holiday Food Fund. Their children soon played and laughed with other children; they made new friends and could start the new school year already knowing some schoolmates. The positive impact that the activity had on their children is evident in the feedback of one of the mothers:
"We have been in Stenhousemuir for only 2 weeks from Ukraine, thank you for your beautiful picnic. Will you have another one?" (Mother of a 5-year-old child)
When asked 'Can you tell us some of your favourite memories from the summer?’ A young boy answered:
"The beach, zoo and everything. I am just happy to be here."
The group added:
"He spoke about feeling accepted for the first time. He had struggled socially and had been extremely isolated, due to bullying."
We want to make information about our Community funding more accessible to everyone. If you have any comments on these pages, or any thoughts about how they could be improved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!