How to apply for funding

To qualify for Common Good funding, applications must be submitted on the Common Good Application Form. For organisations applying for funding, the form should be completed by an office-bearer. Application forms should be completed as fully as possible and should be accompanied by supporting documentation. Failure to fully complete the application form or supply the required supporting documentation could lead to delays in the application being considered. They must be submitted one month in advance of the meeting at which it will be considered (see link below for meeting dates). However, it should be noted that the timescale for processing applications for funding in excess of £10,000 may take longer, as will applications applying for an amount in excess of the remaining available budget. 

Once an application has been received, it will be assessed by council officers to ascertain if it is competent and complete. Only applications that are complete and deemed competent will be put to the Common Good Committee. Members of the Common Good Committee may require further information on applications and may invite the applicant to the meeting of the Committee to provide such information.

Applications that are deemed to be not competent will be reviewed by a senior council officer prior to the applicant being informed of the decision.  

Meetings of the Common Good Committees will generally be held in Haddington, using the Hybrid meeting system. Although meetings will be advertised and some of the business will be open to the public, applications will be considered in private by the Committee. The approved minutes of the meetings will be published on the council's website.

For further information:

Email the Committees Team at East Lothian Council:

Download an Application Form

Please ensure that you fully complete the application form and provide all the supporting documentation required (including quotes if applicable). Failure to do so will lead to your application being returned to you to complete and/or to provide information.