Application Process for a grant application

It is with regret that due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Barcapel have decided not to hold a Board Meeting this year, therefore no donations will be made.  A future meeting date will be discussed early in 2021. When a date has been agreed, the website will be updated to reflect this. Please do not submit an application for funding at this time, either by email or surface mail. Those applications which have already been received by Barcapel will be considered in the normal way for the next meeting whenever that may be, so there is no need to resubmit.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this delay may cause during this difficult time.

Before making any application for financial assistance please consider the following information:

It is highly unusual that a single donation will exceed £100,000 and all potential awards over £20,000 are assessed by a team operating independently of the Trustees.

The Barcapel Foundation provides financial assistance mainly to organisations that have Registered Charitable Status and are recognised as such by the OSCR, but may on occasion make awards to non registered organisations and individuals who have charitable aims.

The foundation awards grants predominantly, but not exclusively, to charities operating in Scotland.

What we support :-

  • The three priority areas of interest for funding are health, heritage and youth.(Please see the individual pages for more detail information.)

What we do not support :-

  • individual applications for travel or similiar
  • organisations or individuals engaged in promoting religious or political beliefs
  • applications for funding costs of feasibilty studies or similiar

What we are unlikely to support :-

  • local charities whose work takes place outside the British Isles

In addition to reading the case studies, please also look at our complete list of past awards. This should give some indication of what the trustees are likely to approve.

To apply for a grant :-

  1. Ensure that your interests, aims and objectives are compatible with those of Barcapel
  2. Download the preliminary application form
  3. Complete concisely and return to the office address with a covering letter & a copy of your annual accounts.
  4. If your application is likely to be successful we may then contact you requesting further information.

In the first instance please do not send any additional information. If you have particularly important further documents and information refer to them in the covering letter so the Trustees can request them if required.

You must include a copy of your annual accounts with your application.
Barcapel does not accept grant applications by email.

The Application Process:

Grant Application Process