Your burning questions – December update

Our Information and Outreach Team receive up to 800 enquiries every month. We’re on hand to offer advice and support to applicants before they apply. The queries are diverse and cover all of BIG’s funding programmes in Scotland.

Here we answer three of the most recent burning questions.

Can you fund a minibus?

Yes, the most appropriate fund for this is Awards for All  This is as long as it is for a new minibus. We cannot fund second-hand vehicles. The maximum Awards for All can fund is £10,000. It is therefore likely you will need funding from other sources to make up the difference.   

Do we need to meet one or more outcomes for Growing Community Assets?

All four outcomes have to be met for this. They do not have to be met when you first apply. Nonetheles016lotterys, all four have to be met if you receive a grant.

Can Young Start pay for salaries?

Yes, this can be considered. The request must be salary costs to deliver the project applied for. This is so the project can meet at east one of the outcomes.

If you have other questions about our funding you can go to Ask BIG where we give you the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Alternatively if you can’t find your answer at Ask BIG you can email us on

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