Community grants and funding

Information about community grants from Stirling Council and other organisations.

Support for voluntary and community groups

Stirling Council offers grant support to voluntary and community for projects that support local initiatives, encourage environmental improvement and promote community activities.

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

Our services include:

  • providing advice and information on funding and funding sources
  • outreach and one to one group support
  • training sessions and workshops on funding and related issues
  • running funding surgeries and organising funding seminars and events

Community grants from Stirling Council

We have two funding streams that provide grants ranging from £100 - £800. We accept applications from constituted community and voluntary groups for projects which benefit residents in the Stirling Council area and help to develop prosperous, healthy, achieving and resilient communities. Capital and revenue project costs will both be considered.

Please read all the documents before beginning your application.

Download the community grants scheme guidance notes

Read the deadline date information

Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust

The Trust accepts applications from community or not-for-profit groups and is keen to support local groups to implement projects that improve the environment or provide a benefit to both the local community and general public.

Grants up to £15000 are available for a wide range of projects, including improvements to play areas, parks and footpaths, 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 deadline dates for 2024 are 2 February, 17 April 2024 and the 30 September 2024.

For more information, an application pack or advice on making an application, please email the Trust manager Audrey Morrison at

ClubSport Stirling

ClubSport Stirling is a voluntary organisation that supports the growth and development of sports clubs in Stirling's communities. They can provide financial assistance to affiliated clubs for scholarships and club development.

Visit Club Sport Stirling

Funding Stirling

Funding Stirling is an online funding search tool, provided in partnership with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. It contains information about organisations who provide funding for people and community and voluntary groups, in Scotland and further afield.

You can search for funding opportunities by location, activity and other features.

More information

Raising funds for a project can be a complex and lengthy process. We have produced a number of leaflets to help you plan your project successfully and apply for funding: