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Third Sector Funding

A wide range of funding is available from a number of sources including the UK and Scottish Governments and numerous charitable trusts. Many of these schemes are available to organisations in West Lothian.

West Lothian 4 Community - .A free to access portal to funding information for over 500 UK wide funds to support local voluntary organisations.
The Third Sector Community Support Fund reopens for applications for 2024/25 on the 9th January 2024.
The Regeneration Team have responsibility for the management and payment of the Gala and Similar Annual Events Fund and the management and updating of the Gala and Similar Annual Events Fund webpage
What is the West Lothian Development Trust Fund? The West Lothian Development Trust fund is money received from windfarm developments in West Lothian.
The West Lothian Town Centre Capital Fund 2022-23 is being delivered as part of the Place Based Investment Programme which provides local government with a share of £140M over 5 years to support and advance place-based capital investment and build on the strong partnership currently existing through the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).
These are monies that the council has received from large housing developments as part of 'Section 75' agreements which detail what contributions developers will provide towards local infrastructure and when. Sometimes this includes monies which are towards general town or village improvements, such as those below, which the council then administers as a fund.
The Place Based Investment Programme 2023/24 is now closed.
A grant distribution scheme is open for each area / former burgh (Armadale, Bathgate, Linlithgow, Whitburn) and any funding that may become available will be promoted on this page.
Livingston Youth Trust is a small trust that provides support for young Livingston residents with skills in the field of Sport, Music or the Arts.
On 21 February 2023 West Lothian Council agreed its budget for 2023 - 24. The budget allocated to the Voluntary Organisations Funding budget was £940,000.
The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is a Scottish Government fund which supports locally developed regeneration projects, helping to support and create jobs and build sustainable communities. This fund will open in Spring 2024.
The UK Government has recently launched the Community Renewal Fund, which has been designed to support communities and to pilot a new and flexible approach to administering funding ahead of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.