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Getting Your Group Ready to Apply

October 19, 2015

Big Lottery Fund Scotland created a great blog that makes setting up a constituted group clear and simple. If you’re thinking of setting up a new group, there are four steps to take:

The Big Lottery Fund Scotland Blog

I’ve got a great idea for a project. Am I eligible for a grant?

Most funders – including the Big Lottery Fund – will only fund organisations to run a project, not individual people. So let’s look at what it takes to be eligible for one of our grants…

Is your group ready to apply?

What does my organisation need in place?

Whether you are part of an existing organisation, or are just setting something up, there are a few basic things it will need in place before you are ready to start filling in a Big Lottery Fund application. These are:


This document needs to lay out the name and purpose of your organisation. It should also cover how it will work, like: how people join; how your committee will work; when you’ll have meetings, and so on.


By unrelated we just mean people who aren’t family members (like siblings, parents and children, married couples…

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