West Lothian Development Trust



Fund status: Open
Closing date: September 20, 2023
Funding category: Arts/Culture, Education/Learning, Environmental/Agriculture, Health


The West Lothian Development Trust fund distributes money received from windfarm developments in West Lothian. The fund supports the development of projects in communities within 10km of the Blacklaw Windfarm and Pateshill Windfarms.

Projects should meet one of the following priorities;

  • relieve poverty, advance education or social purposes beneficial to an eligible community
  • promote and encourage environmental improvement or enhancement
  • secure investment, create employment, implement training, promote or secure sustainable development
  • provide or assist in the provision of renewable energy.

Fund award sizes

Maximum: £25,000
Notes on award amounts: There are two strands of funding, a small grants fund of up to £2,000 and a main grants fund of up to £25,000. A maximum of 70% intervention rate applies to both grants.

Who can apply

Projects will only be funded if the organisation is a community or public sector body.

When to apply

The West Lothian Development Trust meets bi monthly to assess applications. Applications must be received by 5pm, one week prior to the date of meetings.

Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 22 March 2023
  • 24 May 2023
  • 20 September 2023
  • 22 November 2023

Next deadline: 22 Mar 2023

How to apply

Application forms and guidance on the Trust website. There are separate forms for Small and Main grant applications.

How to apply

Contact West Lothian Development Trust using the details below

Phone number:
01506 281692

Email address:

Web address:

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