2021 Change Grants Programme – Helping Scotland Recover

Criteria for our 2022 programme will be announced soon.


If you are submitting an application for Change

 You MUST  You cannot apply if

Your charity must have an income of between £500k and £2M

You cannot apply if you are a newly registered charity operational for less than one year with no accounts lodged at OSCR

You must be a charity registered in Scotland, operational for more than one year.

If you are currently in receipt of a grant from any of our programmes or have not yet returned your Evaluation form for your most recent grant.

Make sure you put the correct charity number on your application.

You cannot apply if you are a charity whose purpose is:

  • Political organisation

  • Animal welfare

  • The promotion of religion

  • Medical research

  • To make grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals

Make sure your annual accounts are signed by both an independent examiner and a member of the Board. Computer generated or signatures that are blacked out will not be accepted.

You are a charity that redistributes funding for subsequent grant-making to other organisations and /or individuals.

In your A4 information, describe how you plan to spend any funding award and explain how your community will benefit from it.

You are applying for donations to

  • individuals

  • advertising

  • sponsorship

  • foreign trips

  • overseas projects

Make sure your additional A4 information is no more than one page long.

You cannot apply if you do not have all your regulatory returns up to date at OSCR and Companies House.

Your charities record on OSCR must state ‘It carries out activities itself’.


Change programmes 2022

This programme will open in the second half of 2022.