FCC Scottish Action Fund

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.

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.

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.

Application Rounds

Due to changes in funding we have changed the frequency and timescales of the FCC Scottish Action Fund rounds and from 2019 will have two funding rounds a year. Funding Rounds are scheduled as follows:

  • FCC 2019-4 Round opens on 2 September 2019 and closes at 5.00 pm on 27 November 2019. Decisions will be made by the Board in March 2020
  • FCC 2020-2 Round opens on 18 March 2020 and closes at 5.00 pm on 3 June 2020. Decisions will be made by the Board in September 2020.
  • FCC 2020-4 Round opens on 16 September 2020 and closes at 5.00 pm on 2 December 2020. Decisions will be made by the Board in March 2021.
Guide for Applicants 2019-4