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Member Body Support 

Member Body Support Programme

The Member Body Support Programme is designed to assist horsescotland in the delivery of its core operating functions by working with Member Bodies and Clubs to achieve the key outcome of increasing levels of participation.

There is a fund that Member Bodies can apply to in order to help fund projects.

View previous funded projects:

Other funding
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The Weir Charitable Trust aims to support Scottish-based community groups and small charities to provide services across Scotland to help the Scottish community. It funds supports services/projects that encourage and increase public participation in sport.

Closing date: 28th February 2023 at 5pm

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Baillie Gifford Grassroots Sports fund
The criteria of the Grassroots Sports fund is to improve the quality and participation in sport for all, remove barriers to participation, and improve sustainability. They will consider applications for:

  • Purchasing sports equipment, excluding items of clothing

  • Coaching and coaching development costs

  • Facilities hire

  • Encouraging the inclusion of minority groups and those facing barriers to entry

  • In light of Covid-19, and difficulties with lost income and funding, they will also consider applications for support of general running costs

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Local Giving and Magic Little Grants

Magic Little Grants 2022 has now launched, with applications taking just 10 minutes to fill out and submit!

After successfully distributing 2,000 grants to Localgiving members last year, making it our biggest ever Magic Little Grants programme, we’re incredibly excited to announce that 2022 is going to be even bigger and better than ever before! We will be awarding £500 grants to 2,650 charitable organisations on Localgiving. We are so pleased to have expanded the number of grantees this year as we know how popular these grants have proven for our charities. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the support and contributions from the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, who make this programme possible.

This year we will be funding more organisations than we ever have before and we will still be spreading this funding out far and wide across the country. Last year we expanded our eligibility criteria which will remain this year. In previous years, funding had to go towards projects that were delivering sports or physical activities. But this year funding can go towards any of the following projects:

  • Improving mental wellbeing

  • Enabling community participation in the arts

  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty

  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality

  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces

  • Enabling participation in physical activity

  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability

  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

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