Community grants

Community Grants scheme & Community Pride fund

Two funding programmes which provide grants ranging from £100 -  £1500 to promote community activities and to support 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 vibrant, resilient communities. Capital and revenue project costs will be considered. Full eligibility details for both programmes can be found within the Guidance Notes below. 

How to apply

There is a single application process for both programmes.  You can apply for a grant using our simple application form and guidance notes, and referring to the information on deadline dates.  Please download all three documents below.

To request a hard copy please contact the Funding Unit; see contact details below.

If you wish to discuss your project with the Funding Unit before applying please use the contact details below.

  Related Documents

Your Place, Your Priorities  - Participatory Budget

Stirling Council, as part of our locality planning processes, has been successful in securing £65,000 to distribute to community groups, from the Scottish Government’s community choices fund. We have matched the grant, creating a fund of £130,000 for community groups, to enable them to deliver activities throughout more and see application form.

See also Frequently asked questions.

Urban Information leaflet

Rural Information leaflet


Funding Unit
Localities & Partnerships Team
Stirling Council Offices
Stirling Bus Station
Goosecroft Road
Email: Funding Unit 
Telephone: 01786 233143

The Festival 2018 Our Place Fund Stirling - up to £2000 available

This new funding programme is open until 3 April 2018 and is funded through the European Championship cultural programme. The Festival 2018 Our Place Fund Stirling is about creating artistic and cultural projects which celebrate the people and talent of your area. If you have an idea for an arts activity or project this could be for you. The activity must take place within the Stirling Council area between 30 June - 12 August 2018. Full details are within the application form and guidelines:
Application Form

Clackmannanshire & Stirling Environmental Trust

Funding is available from the Trust for projects that improve the environment and/or provide a community facility. For an informal discussion and advice about applying for funding for your project please contact Audrey Morrison.


Email: Audrey Morrison
Bannockburn Local Office, Stirling
01786 484611

Youth  Housing Development grant

This grant offers financial help to young people aged 16-25 who live, work or are educated in the Stirling Council area.  Up to £250 is available to help young people who are moving into their first tenancy or at risk of becoming homeless.

To qualify for a grant a young person must prove limited or no financial or family support. The grant must be used for their long term benefit. A professional referee, who knows the young person well, must be nominated to support the grant application.


Youth Services
Stirling Council
Loretto Care
55-57 Lower Bridge Street
Email:  Youth Services
01786 233562

ClubSport Stirling

Provides financial assistance to affiliated clubs.  Funding is available for scholarships and club development.

For further information visit ClubSport Stirling


ClubSport Stirling
No 23, 15 Borrowmeadow Road
Email: ClubSport Stirling
Tel: 0300 028 0101