FCC Scottish Action Fund

Due to limited funds for the FCC Scottish Action Fund we operate two rounds a year. Rounds are scheduled as follows:

  • 2023-4 Round opens 20 September 2023 and closes at 5.00pm on 6 December 2023. Decisions will be made by the Board in March 2024
  • 2024-2 Round opens 20 March 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 5 June 2024. Decisions will be made by the Board in September 2024.
  • 2024-4 Round opens 18 September 2024 and closes at 5.00pm on 4 December 2024. Decisions will be made by the Board in March 2025.

The FCC Scottish Action Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to not-for-profit organisations for the following types of projects eligible under Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF).

We are able to provide funding towards the Objects of the SLFC:

Land Reclamation (Object A)

The reclamation, remediation, restoration or other operation on land to facilitate economic, social or environmental use.

Community Recycling (Object B)

Community based recycling, re-use and waste prevention projects.

Public Amenities and Parks (Object C)

To provide, maintain or improve a public park or other public amenity.

Biodiversity (Object D)

The conservation or promotion of biological diversity through the provision, conservation, restoration or enhancement of a natural habitat or the maintenance or recovery of a species in its natural habitat.

Historic Buildings (Object E)

The maintenance, repair or restoration of a building, other structure or a site of archaeological interest which is a place of religious worship, or a site of historic or architectural or archaeological interest and is open to the public.

All our grants require applicants to secure a contributing third party (CTP) payment. This is a very specific payment required to be paid to the landfill operator and should not be confused with match funding. Click the link above or download the guidance to learn more.

The FCC Scottish Action Fund is oversubscribed and we restrict what we will contribute towards. To help you plan your application please download and read our Scottish Guide for Applicants or click Apply and follow the pre-application eligibility check.

SAF Guide for Applicants