Awards For All welcomes back Creative Scotland



Awards for All Scotland gives out grants of between £500 and £10,000 to projects that bring communities, arts and sports together to enjoy a range of activities. It is a partnership programme with Big Lottery Fund, sportscotland and Creative Scotland.

Who can apply? 

You can apply to Awards For All Scotland if you are a not for profit / voluntary or community group, social enterprise, community council, school or statutory body.

Creative Scotland are back… What does this mean for your project?

Applications coming from arts or sports groups are most likely to be considered through Creative Scotland and sportscotland. Other groups will usually be considered through Big Lottery Fund.  

Creative Scotland encourage applications that remove any barriers to the involvement of arts and creative activity.


What types of projects would Creative Scotland like to see?

Projects that encourage creative experiences within the community.  This could include activities that:

  • Work with skilled and experienced artists, tutors or mentors
  • Partnerships with cultural organisations
  • Opportunities to experience new art forms, creative activities, cultures and languages
  • Opportunities for reflective learning

Are there any priorities for creative projects?

Creative Scotland will prioritise projects that:

  • Engage people from areas of high deprivation
  • Removes financial barriers to access creative activities
  • Address rural isolation and encourages activity in rural areas
  • Engages older people, people in care homes and carers
  • Engages care leavers
  • Supports integration of refugees and asylum seekers


The guidance and application form is available on our website:


Adele Goodfellow will be hosting a webinar this Friday 4th November 10-11am to let you know about how to apply to Awards For All, including more details about Creative Scotland’s priorities.  The webinar will have a particular focus on creative projects. 


If you have any questions or would like to chat about a project before you apply to Awards For All Scotland. Please contact the Scotland Advice team on 0300 123 7110 or email



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