East Lothian Council

Social Enterprise and Community Funding

Community Funding

The world of funding can be very daunting with so many different potential sources and it can be difficult to know where to start.  Economic Development can provide support and advice to voluntary and community organisations and other departments within the council.

We can help by:

  • Meeting community and voluntary groups, or other council departments, to discuss funding requirements and offering suggestions on suitable funders who might assist them
  • Looking over draft funding application forms and providing suggestions on how they could possibly be improved

We produce a monthly Signpost to Funding newsletter to inform groups of new funding sources, any changes to existing funders or any approaching deadlines. Read the latest edition of the Signpost to Funding newsletter.

Need some advice on how to write a winning grant application? Have a look at our top tips.


Search for funding

Although we can help you find funding you can begin to search for funding by yourself using our new exciting website www.open4community.info/eastlothian. Register for FREE to access an extensive database with information on European, national, regional and local funding, Lottery and Trust funds.


Further Information

You will find links to a selection of organisations that offer advice and funding below.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.