What can be funded?

The fund rules give full details but, roughly, CCBF

  • can fund projects that benefit the wider community
  • looks mainly in the area of the five communities mentioned above
  • favours projects seen as priorities from the 2020 consultation, available on the DECBG web site, or this link

Things CCBF can't do, normally, are

  • fund religious or political projects
  • fund projects that only benefit an individual - apart from education and training bursaries
  • fund projects that are a statutory duty (pothole repairs to name but one!)

Open application

First, please make sure you have read our fund guidance

You can apply by clicking here. 

This online form is hosted by Foundation Scotland, which CCBF has appointed to administer our grants process. 

If you cannot apply online, please contact the grants team at Foundation Scotland, by emailing grants@foundationscotland.org.uk or calling 0131 524 0300.

The Board makes CCBF decisions twice a year.

The next deadlines for applications are:
26 April 2024 with decisions made in July;
25 October 2024 with decisions made in December. 

Community Council Small Grants Scheme

The five community councils have annual amounts of £5,000 each to administer and distribute through a small grants scheme.

These can be grants of up to £500 to non-constituted groups for ‘charitable purposes' in line with the aims or purposes of the main fund; or grants of up to £2,000 to constituted groups.

Guidance about the scheme can be found here.

Please contact your community council directly to apply.

Education and Training Bursaries

The aim of the Crossdykes Education and Training Bursaries Scheme is to improve the opportunities and livelihoods of people living in the five communities.  It will provide bursaries to access training and education opportunities that better equip them with the range of skills required to enter or retain employment.

The five community councils have annual amounts of £2,000 each to administer and distribute as bursaries.

Guidance about the scheme can be found here.

Once you have read the guidance, please contact your local community council for an application form.

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