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 Scottish Government is delivering £30 million capital funding into regeneration in the financial year 2020-21 as part of the £230 million economic recovery stimulus package, particularly aimed at supporting local construction activity and employment across Scotland. The Scottish Government, in agreement with COSLA and local authority Leaders, will be providing £18 million to local authorities through the Town Centre Fund - Capital Grant 2020/21.This represents an allocation of £658,000 to West Lothian.
What is the West Lothian Development Trust Fund? The West Lothian Development Trust fund is money received from windfarm developments in West Lothian.
LEADER is a European scheme that delivers support for rural communities 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.
In September 2019 West Lothian Council approved an allocation of £200,000 from one off resources to create a fund for voluntary organisations to help them to modernise and transform their organisation. The focus of the fund is to support voluntary organisations to become more sustainable, by testing or implementing key changes, as well as support the Council to deliver its strategic priorities as set out in the Corporate Plan.
A new grant scheme has been created which focuses on building resilience in communities recovering from COVID 19. This fund will address key areas identified through the Community Planning process as the key short and medium term priorities for partners as we move through COVID 19.