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Community Grants

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

West Lothian Council commissions a wide range of voluntary organisations to provide specific social and community-based services that support individuals and communities most in need. These services are mainly delivered throughout West Lothian in partnership with voluntary organisations and have a clear focus on the achievement of positive outcomes for service users.
West Lothian has been designated as a priority area for the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under its Strategic Framework for 2013 to 2018.
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).
What is the West Lothian Development Trust Fund? The West Lothian Development Trust fund is money received from windfarm developments in West Lothian.
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.
The Third Sector Community Support Fund 2023/24 is now open for applications.
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.
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 (PBIP) was announced by the Scottish Government in May 2021. The programme 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).