We offer grant support to a variety of voluntary organisations every year. This is intended to assist local initiatives, encourage environmental improvement and promote community activities. 

Funding Search Tool

We offer a funding search tool Funding Stirling where you can register for free and search for funding possibilities based on your own criteria. Keep abreast of all the latest funding opportunities for community groups, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations large and small, and sign up for a regular funding bulletin with new opportunities and upcoming funding application deadlines. Please Scroll to the bottom of the page to access this tool.

Funding Unit

Our aims are to:

  • Provide direct funding development support to the Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Administer and manage specific council funds 
  • Provide funding advice and support to Stirling Council staff who work with community and voluntary groups
Who we support

We offer support in developing the skills, knowledge and capacity of local voluntary and community organisations, in relation to funding.

Services we provide

As well as providing free advice, information and training, about fundraising, staff can help community and voluntary organisations that most need support, in a variety of ways, including:

  • Providing advice and information on funding and funding sources
  • Outreach and one to one group support
  • Delivering training sessions and workshops on funding and related issues
  • Running locally based funding surgeries and organising funding seminars and events

We don’t do the fundraising for you, but can assist your organisation to develop your skills and confidence and provide information that will help you to do it.

Community GrantsWe have two funding programmes that provide grants ranging from £100 - £1500 to support community activities and local initiatives.  Applications are accepted from constituted community and voluntary groups for a variety of projects which benefit residents within the Stirling Council area and help to develop prosperous, healthy, achieving and resilient communities. Capital and revenue project costs will both be considered. Full details for both programmes can be found within the documents below.

How to ApplyPlease use our online form to apply. It must be completed and submitted in one sitting – you cannot save and return to it, therefore it is important that you first read all three documents below (Deadline dates, Guidance Notes, Application Form) to fully understand:

  • the eligibility criteria and what we can and cannot fund
  • the supporting information that we require with your application – constitution, accounts, quotes, etc
  • the key dates for each funding round
  • the standard terms & conditions of any grant award
  • and to plan your answers before beginning the online form

If you have any questions, or if you would prefer an alternative to the online application, please use the contact details in the Guidance Notes to get in touch.

Please read the Privacy Notice before completing the form.

Online Community Grant Application FormClackmannanshire & Stirling Environment Trust

Despite Covid 19, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust is still accepting applications for community or not for profit groups to implement projects that benefit the local community.

Groups may be able to get up to £7500 for a wide range of projects. Previously successful projects have included improvements to play areas, works to community halls, historic and religious buildings and projects aimed at conserving or improving native biodiversity such as local woodlands and community gardens.

The deadlines for this year are the 05th May 2021 and the 29th September 2021.

Note: In order to support applications during this time the Trust is flexible regarding start and completion dates, in line with the current Covid 19 restrictions.

For more information, an application pack or advice contact Trust manager Audrey Morrison.Club Sport Stirling

Provides financial assistance to affiliated clubs. Funding is available for scholarships and club development.
For further information visit Club Sport StirlingContactEmail: Club Sport Stirling

There are many sources of funding available for voluntary and community organisations.  You can find out about some of them here - internal and local sources, and identify if you and your project meet the funders' criteria and if you are eligible to apply.

Funding Stirling

Stirling Council has a funding search tool called Funding Stirling, provided in partnership with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations who own and maintain a funders' database keeping it up to date with all Scotland-wide and local funding opportunities.  Access Funding Stirling to keep abreast of all the latest funding opportunities and subscribe to the regular electronic funding bulletin highlighting new sources of funding and upcoming funding application deadlines. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access this tool.

Community News Sheet

Under Latest News and Issues take a look at our current Community News Sheet for funding news - the monthly news sheet produced by the Community Engagement Team regularly carries information on new funding opportunities and approaching deadlines. Past editions are also available.

If you need more information on funding or would like your details added to our electronic mailing list please get in touch.

Raising funds for a project can be a complex and lengthy process - if you are  involved in an organisation with a project in mind -  we have produced a number of leaflets to help you plan your project successfully and apply for funding:

Last updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:35 AM