Your burning questions – March update

Our Information and Outreach Team receive up to 900 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.MB7H1782 250x250

Is there a closing date for Young Start?

This is an ongoing fund so has no current closing dates. You can apply at anytime of the year. We recommend applying at least three months before you need the funding for.

An application can be made towards the bottom of our Young Start website.

We applied for funding but unfortunately were unsuccessful. How long do we have to wait before reapplying?

There are no set timescales for this. As long as you can address the reason/s the previous application was unsuccessful, you can reapply when you are ready to.

If we received funding of up to £10,000, how soon do we need to complete the project?

You will get a maximum of 12 months to complete this. A project does not need to take as long as this though. The main thing is you can spend and complete your grant within 12 months of receiving it.

Other help

Are you new to applying for funding? We held a Webinar on 21 February covering what you need to be eligible to apply for funding. You can view the slides from this through Prezi.

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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