Top three enquiries for June

Our BIG Scotland Advice Team receive up to 900 enquiries every month. We’re on hand to offer advice to applicants before they apply. Here we answer three of the most recent burning questions:
I’m having problems filling in your online application form. What should I do?

This is a common problem that can be quickly sorted out. Often the issue is that you don’t have the latest version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer. It’s free but our forms need the most up-to-date version.
You can download the latest version here

If you’re still experiencing problems having installed the latest version of Adobe Reader, please read our guide to using our forms here:

Grantholders Theatre Nemo mid performance
Grantholders Theatre Nemo mid performance

Is it true you’ve changes Life Transitions?

Yes, we have broadened the beneficiaries included in two of our outcomes.So the target beneficiaries for the ‘Becoming an adult ’outcome and the ‘Preventing the transition into debt’ outcome are now wider.

For updated guidance please look at page 7 of the Investing in Communities guidance here:

I heard there has also been focus shift for the Scottish Land Fund?

The outcomes for the Scottish Land Fund remain the same.

However, we can now accept referrals from groups looking to acquire small amounts of land that would be of benefit to their wider community, where their focus is broader than just economic development.

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

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

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