This year 

The popular Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund has received additional funding to support organisations and groups working with communities. You can still apply on Museums Gelleries Scotland website before the deadline on 18th March.

Scotland's Census is now live and you should complete it by 20th March - you can easily do it online on the Scotland's Census website.

It is important that you contribute to the Census as the information you provide will be vital to help the Scottish Government make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. 

EventScotland offers awards of between £2,000 - £4,000 for eligible event organisers of community focused events within Scotland with overall delivery budgets between £8,000 to £20,000 and attracting a minimum of 500 in-person attendees.

To celebrate International Women’s Day with this year’s theme ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, we talked to Clare Cooper, the co-initiator of Bioregioning Taysideone of the first bioregional initiatives in Scotland responding to the climate and biodiversity crises. Their Inception Group consists entirely of women, who each with their unique expertise help to bring bioregioning projects in Tayside to life.


A new National Strategy for Economic Transformation, underpinned by detailed analysis of Scotland’s economic strengths and weaknesses, has been published.

The strategy contains over 70 actions across five key priority programmes that have been identified as having the greatest potential to deliver economic growth that significantly outperforms the last decade within the current constitutional arrangements.

Community Learning Exchange - Communities Taking a Lead in Tourism

The first Community Learning Exchange of 2022 will delve into the topic of community-led tourism within rural Scotland. Tourism in Scotland has seen recent unprecedented changes due to the impact of Covid-19 and the growing popularity of travel routes throughout the country. This exchange will look into two rural communities who have been affected by changes in tourism and discuss how they can take a lead in this industry and benefit from it. Funded by the Scottish Community Alliance.

This Spring, Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre will be host to a thriving hub of international literature, as it welcomes writers from across the globe as part of its Residencies Programme.

The North Highland Initiative’s Community Infrastructure Support Programme has been set up to provide grants of up to £1,000 for small initiatives in the community, tourism  and support sectors in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty.

The government’s Omicron business support fund will help cultural organisations, events, museums and freelancers recover from the economic impact of coronavirus restrictions.

£16 million funding for this financial year is being allocated as follows: