Third party grant funding

We provide grant funding to third parties to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes for Edinburgh’s citizens and communities.

We are committed to working in partnership with third party organisations, to ensure agreed outcomes and objectives relating to funding are delivered.

Download the Council grant register

The grant process

If you want to be considered for a Council grant, you must accept the Council Standard Conditions of Grant

Download the Council Standard Conditions of Grant

How are grants governed

Grant Standing Orders (GSOs) are a set of rules addressing the use, procedures and assessment process for grants. These rules apply (with certain exceptions) to all grants made by, or on behalf of, the Council.

Download Grant Standing Orders GSOs

Grant guidance

The organisations detailed below provide information on grants, including a search engine for funding opportunities available, advice on funding and support for third sector organisations. 

Edinburgh 4 Community

Through the Edinburgh City Libraries Edinburgh 4 Community website you can search for new funding opportunities available to your sector. You can also sign up for email updates.

The Edinburgh Compact

The Edinburgh Compact Partnership can provide up-to-date advice on funding with news of upcoming funding opportunities. Their four key priorities are:

  • Future Thinking
  • Resourcing and Investment
  • Community Planning and Reach
  • Thriving Third Sector.


EVOC helps to support, develop and promote the interests and work of voluntary and community organisations in Edinburgh.