New deadline for Community Assets

Thinking of applying to us to develop a local building or asset? Yes! Then it is time to talk to us.

The clock is now ticking as we have set a deadline for closure and final applications: October 4, 2019 will be your last chance to start the process of applying for our Community Assets grants, when we will close to all new enquiries about this funding.

Community Assets is our National Lottery funding for community-owned building or capital projects. For more information on the funding and how to apply, visit the Community Assets page on our website.

Man outside of Connect Community Trust building
Connect Community Trust


If you are looking for Community Assets funding then your last date to make an initial enquiry and start the application process is October 4, 2019. After this point we will not take any new enquiries and will be closed to new applications for this funding.

All projects seeking Community Assets funding must be ready to submit their final application documents and strategic plans by March 31, 2020.

New Timeline:

Key dates for Community Assets applicants
4 October 2019 Close to all new Community Asset enquiries: your last chance to start the process of applying
1 November 2019 Our officers will complete all initial project visits – all groups will know if they have been invited to submit a strategic plan and other documentation in support of their Community Assets application.
31 March 2020 Final date for applicants to submit application documents and strategic plans
June 2020 All Community Assets funding decisions made


Why are you closing Community Assets now?

We are starting to review what our funding across Scotland will look like after 2020. Due to the long lead times for Community Assets we are sharing these deadlines now so as many community organisations as possible understand this is their final chance to apply to us for this funding support.

Does this mean you are closing all your other funding opportunities?

All our other funding remains open as usual and we welcome applications for our Improving Lives, Community-led ActivityNational Lottery Awards for All Scotland and Young Start grants.

We also run the Scottish Government funded Scottish Land Fund alongside Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The Scottish Land Fund remains open into 2020, and can fund building or asset purchase (but not development / building work).

Our group has already had development funding and/or had your project visit and been given an invitation to proceed. Will we get additional time?

We need all your final application documents/business plan by March 31, 2020. This deadline is for all applicants.

If you have any further questions, you’d like to talk to us about your Community Assets idea or if you’d like to know more about our other funding please email or call us on 0300 123 7112

You can find out about all our funding in Scotland at by visiting our website.


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