How to apply

Purpose of the Fund

The CSGN Community Project Fund supports small-scale projects that will increase community involvement in maintaining and enhancing the local environment. By funding these projects, communities across central Scotland are helping us to deliver the CSGN, making central Scotland a better place to live, visit and do business in.

Find out more about the CSGN vision and our five themes.

CSGNT is working in partnership with Greggs Foundation to deliver the 2017 CSGN Community Project Fund using money raised from the carrier bag charge in Greggs stores. 

Applying for Funding

Download the application form with guidance notes

Download the CSGN Community Project Fund overview

Send completed application forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline for applications is Monday 1 May 2017 at 12 noon.


The full eligibility criteria for the CSGN Community Project Fund can be found in our guidance notes.

The fund is available to groups who represent a community within the CSGN area. You can check if your project is in the eligible area using the Forestry Commission Map Viewer (select Central Scotland Green Network from the boundaries folder in the Map Layers Menu at the right). 

Whilst we are open to funding a broad range of projects, we have an interest in supporting projects which benefit disadvantaged communities in central Scotland. To identify these areas, we use the 15% most deprived datazones (nationally) according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (our guidance notes tell you how you can find these areas).  

Groups applying for funding must have a bank account into which a grant could be paid, and should have a constitution. If you do not meet these criteria, then you may wish to consider whether it would be possible for another community organisation to apply on your behalf, or to apply as part of a consortium bid.

Funding can be used for capital and revenue costs such as materials, tools, equipment, maintenance and reasonable expenses for volunteers or community members, but will not cover staff costs or management fees. 

You can apply for 100% of costs but if you have secured funding from other sources, make sure you let us know as where this fund is oversubscribed, we may consider prioritising projects that have secured match funding.

Groups can apply for funds of up to £1,000.

The CSGN Community Project Fund is supported by Greggs Foundation using money raised from the carrier bag charge in Greggs stores.