LEADER requires you to have match funding to be eligible to apply.
Here are some sources of match funding which you might like to investigate and apply for to help support your application:
SCVO has launched a new website 'Funding Scotland', an online funding database and valuable resource for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations of all shapes and sizes. Visit Funding Scotland
- Perth & Kinross Grants Direct has been set up as a hub for information about various funding streams within the area.
Other Local Funders
- The Gannochy Trust
- The Robertson Trust
- The Forteviot Trust
- The Arthur and Margaret Thompson Trust (Kinross-shire)
- Other Trusts
- SSE Griffin Wind Farm Fund (Community Council's areas of Aberfeldy, Dull and Weem, Dunkeld and Birnam, Kenmore and District and Mid Atholl and Strathtay and Grandtully)
- SSE Drumderg Wind Farm Fund (Mount Blair most of Strathardle and Glenshee and Alyth)
- RWE Innogy Lochelbank Fund (Community Council's areas of Glenfarg and Earn)
- Blackford Community Fund
- EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund (Blackford and Glendevon)
If you need support to develop your organisation's capacity or need help on wider organisational issues, you can contact:
- Perth & Kinross Council's Capacity Building Team
- Voluntary Action Perthshire
- Paths For All grants pages
Other National Funders
- LEADER sits within the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP), you may wish to check whether your project would be eligible for one of the other grant schemes. An overview of the schemes can be found here.
- Big Lottery Fund
- Opening Soon - Scottish Land Fund which will support rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. It will provide practical support and funding to enable local people to work together to enable their ideas and aspirations and plan and complete viable land and land and assets acquisition projects.
- Awards for All (small grants)
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- Sport Scotland
- Creative Scotland
- Tesco Local Community Grants
Morrisons Foundation grants
Henry Duncan Awards 2016
ScotRail Cultural and Arts fund
Santander Foundation Community Plus Grants
- Keep Scotland Beautiful - Climate Challenge Fund
- Plunkett Foundation
- Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAs) has produced a toolkit to help identify ways to raise funds. "Beyond the Usual Suspects" gives helpful advice and pointers.