BIG chance for Moray communities to bid for funding

BIG Scotland
BIG Scotland have £250m to hand out over five years

COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT MORAY are being urged to take note of the recently launched ‘BIG Scotland’ lottery funding programmes.

The Big Lottery Fund Scotland have revealed that they have £250million to be handed out over the next five years in the form of grants that can be anywhere between £10,000 and £1million.

It has also been made easier than ever for community groups to apply for funding, with the previously complicated system having been replaced with a new streamlined “single stage process” for grants of up to £150,000.

In a new pioneering approach, BIG Scotland are looking for guidance from communities to tell them how they can achieve their plan to become ‘people-led, strengths-based and connected’.

Maureen McGinn, the chair of the Big Lotter Fund Scotland, said: “In these challenging times, we hope this new Lottery money will open the door to support activity which puts people in the lead at the heart of their communities.”

Ms McGinn added that the programmes will support community-led activity with funding that will work with communities to bring “real improvements to the places they live and the wellbeing of those most in need”.

Further information on the new plans as well as eligibility and how to apply can be found by emailing