Funding Information

Funding is available for creative projects and practitioners from a variety of sources. This page provides links to websites and funding information.

FifeCouncil Funding and Monitoring Team
Fife Council has a Funding and Monitoring Team who provide advice and support on the most appropriate funding sources and guidance on how to apply for them. The Community Grants Scheme provides a number of funding opportunities, for specific purposes, to community groups and organisations. These grants include the Culture Grant and the Community Events Grants Scheme. The Community Grants Scheme booklet is available to download by clicking on the link below and selecting the option from the publications tab:
Within this section on Fife Direct, Fife Council provides access to GrantNet which is a FREE search facility for thousands of funding sources.
Fife Contemporary Art and Craft
They are funded by Creative Scotland and Fife Council and aims to present the highest quality of contemporary visual art and craft activities across Fife, and extending beyond to the rest of Scotland, the UK and the EC. The FCA&C website includes a list of grants and funding available to Fife Artists including the Craft Artist Awards and Visual Artist Awards. These awards are funded by Creative Scotland and Fife Council, administered by Fife Council, Fife Contemporary Art and Craft and AttFife:
Creative Scotland
This organisation inherits the funding commitments and investment strands of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen. During their transition period, applications for investment can be made along the previous Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen procedures using the existing application details and guidelines:
YouthLink Scotland
They are the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation, representing the interests and aspirations of the whole of the sector. Information on funds currently being administered by YouthLink Scotland can be found on their website:
Voluntary Arts Scotland
They provide information on current funding opportunities for arts projects:
Big Lottery Fund
Big Lottery funding is provided to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment:
Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund provides grants to sustain and transform our heritage. The heritage projects funded range from museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions:
Awards for All
Awards for All provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community: 
The Scottish Community Foundation
This organisation aims to help Scotland’s communities become stronger, through grantmaking, providing funding to community groups and charities, those that build and sustain communities at a local level.  Through several grant programmes the foundation supports a wide range of activities and projects throughout Scotland: 
People Making Waves ‘Make a Splash’
They offer grants of £250 to £2000 to small voluntary groups that want to try something new, to help even more people discover how good it feels to take part in arts and crafts activity:
The Mary Leishman Foundation
The Mary Leishman Foundation supports good causes in Fife and across the UK. The Foundation has a number of aims, one of which is 'The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science':
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
This foundation exists to enrich and connect the experiences of people in the UK and Ireland in relation to cultural, educational and social interests:
The Clore Duffield Foundation
This s a grant-making organisation which concentrates its support on education, the arts, museum and gallery education, cultural leadership training, health and social care and enhancing Jewish life with an emphasis on supporting children, young people and society’s more vulnerable individuals:
The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust
Offers funding with the purpose of adding value to the lives of the people of Dunfermline:
The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
 aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK by funding the charitable activities of organisations. The foundation’s primary interests are in the cultural life of the UK, education and learning, the natural environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society:
First Light
Is the UK’s leading initiative enabling young people to realise their potential via creative digital film and media projects:
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Is an independent grant making body, funding organisations whose charitable activities help people to realise their potential and have a better quality of life:
If you would like to suggest funding sources to add to this toolkit please contact us on  or Tel: 01592 583255.


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