Almond Community Grants Fund


Maximum Award


Next Deadline

7 August 2023 

22 October 2023

Overview of Recommendation Process

Applications fitting criteria will be considered by a funding panel comprising of representatives of each of the Community Council areas, and at least one elected member.

The total annual budget for grants is £27,586, and the Panel considers all applications that meet the funding criteria until the fund for that year has been fully allocated. As a result, the Panel will recommend to fully fund the project, offer partial funding, or decline to recommend an award.

The Neighbourhood Network will make recommendations to Locality Manager based on Funding Panel discussions.

Awards Made in 2022/23

  • Friends of Pikes Pool: Planting of a community orchard in Pikes Pool Park, £2,291
  • Project Esperanza: Towards setting up a social group with activities for local women of African heritage, 1500
  • SHE Scotland: To support residential and activity costs., £2,000
  • South Queensferry & Rosebery Hall Comm Education Centre: To support a p7 Transition Group, £1,500
  • Kirkliston Community Centre: To carry out a summer programme of activities for young people, £1,855
  • 1st Kirkliston Scout Group: To purchase a fire shelter for camps, £580
  • LIFT Project @ Muirhouse Millennium Centre: To run a weekly session for children with autism and their families, £2,000
  • Kirkliston Community Conservation Volunteers: To support a programme of volunteering activity to improve the environment of Kirkliston, £1,700
  • Kirkliston Community Council: To refurbish their Santa Sleigh to carry out Christmas activities, £2,500
  • Queensferry Sea Cadets: To contribute towards refurbishment of the windows and doors in their building, £1,000
  • Elite Cleaning SOS: To purchase cleaning equipment to be used to help clean and declutter homes of those in need, £400
  • Society of the St Vincent De Paul Queensferry: To contribute towards a Christmas hot meal and entertainment for older and housebound people, £775
  • Greenferry Planting: To develop a community orchard , £1,000
  • Queensferry & District Community Council: To purchase warm clothing for local children as part of their Santa’s Elves project, £2,046
  • Queensferry & District Community Council: To carry out repairs to a local public arts piece - The Guardian of the Bridges, £1,420
  • Muirhouse Youth Development Project: To support Youth Work Games 2023 by contributing to travel costs and activity instructors, £1,960
  • People Know How: To support a digital inclusion project, £1,618
  • Evolution Swim School: To offer free sessions to those who cannot afford it by contributing to a sessional Pool Side Supervisor and lane hire costs, £2,000

North West Community Grants Fund application and guidance

North West Community Grants Fund downloadable application form and guidance

Community Grants Team