Community Grants Information

moneybag.jpgThe Neighbourhood Partnerships can award small grants of up to £5,000 from the Community Grants Fund.  (NB maximum grant available varies).   Groups can use the grant for local community activity that supports the work of the Partnership and the Local Community Plan.  The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership is keen that the funding is used to make a real difference to people's quality of life.

The City Centre Budget for 2017-18 is £21,878

Who can apply? Any community or voluntary sector organisation which has a constitution or Articles of Assocation and its own bank account. Please see the guidance notes for more information. Unfortunately schools cannot apply but their Parent Council can.   Click here for an application form (Word) and the  Guidance Notes on eligibility and how to apply.    A copy of the Council's standard conditions of grant funding can be downloaded here.

At the end of the project you will be required to submit a short Evaluation Report along with documentary evidence of spend (copy invoices). You can submit the report in your own format or use ours which you can download here.

For more information on Community Grants Fund contact Andrew Gallacher on 

If you need any advice about completing the form, please get in touch with Andrew.

In 2016/17, the Partnership had an allocation of £21,878 which was awarded as follows:


Purpose of Grant


Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust

Consultation and 'locality study' workshops


Muslim Women's Association Edinburgh

Multicultural celebration event



Targeted youth work at Princes Mall & Waverley Station


Royal Mile Primary School

Playground and outdoor classroom equipment


Grassmarket Community Project

Activities for people who are socially isolated


Edinburgh Street Pastors

Recruitment and training of additional patrol team


Tron Square Community Association

Community Gala weekend


Edinburgh Diwali

Support for Diwali Celebrations


To find out more about the applications in 2016/17, please see the report to the Neighbourhood Partnership: Community Grants Fund End of Year Report 2016/17.