- Read the full funding guidance to find out if your organisation, building and improvements are eligible
- Choose your technology. Get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) , an energy report from Business Energy Scotland, or feasibility study that justifies your technology choice. You can also start getting quotes from installers (see our funding guidance for more information).
- Complete an application form and return it to us as soon as possible.
- You have 12 months to complete your project from the date its approved.
Foyle Foundation – Small Grants Scheme
The Small Grants Scheme provides one-year grants to charities working at grassroots and local community level. The grants may be used to cover core costs, equipment, or project funding.
The priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community either directly or through online support if possible.
Charities can apply for between £2,000 and £10,000. Please note that if successful, the Trustees may award less than the amount requested.
The Foundation can only accept applications from organisations with charitable status. This includes registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (SCIOs), excepted charities and exempt charities. Organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. Organisations must demonstrate ongoing financial viability over the next 12 months.
How to apply
Apply online via website.
Applications are accepted at any time. It may take up to three months to obtain a decision from Trustees.
More information on the scheme is available on the Foyle Foundation's website.
Let's Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund
This fund provides grants of up to 80% of costs (up to £80,000) to support faith and other community buildings in reaching net zero.
The funding comes from the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES).
As with all grant funding for property-related work, please ensure that you meet with all the requirements of the General Trustees and Presbytery.
Grant funding is available for up to 80% of eligible costs up to a maximum of £80,000. The inclusion or exclusion of VAT in CARES funding offers does not alter the grant maximum of £80,000.
Please see the guidance for full information.
Applicants must be constituted non-profit distributing community organisations, including organisations with charitable status, that are established and operating across a geographically defined community or faith groups.
Organisations that are constituted but unincorporated may also apply but must provide additional information.