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Helping Scotland's Children

It's our aim to provide quality services to the children and families across Scotland who need it most.

Chance to Flourish provides grants to charities and groups working with children and that have a focus on the following areas:

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended
  • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

From supporting projects that provide practical family support through to educational initiatives, our objective is to identify key areas for financial distribution and allocate these funds efficiently.

Examples of projects or activities that have been funded in the past include:

  • provision of after school care/holiday cover ensuring time and resource for additional educational support
  • provision of specific IT/educational equipment for socially deprived children or children suffering from any form of physical or mental disability
  • one to one mentoring of children struggling within school because of family circumstances
  • support for community libraries and learning spaces
  • community based leisure and sporting programmes
  • local youth clubs and recreational activities
  • employability and skills training within a local community
  • mentoring or one to one support, building the self confidence and skills required to enter the employment market
  • support to young people who have already been disadvantaged through being care experienced or suffering from a disability
  • practical family support including food, clothing and shelter
  • support for single parents including parenting skills, health and nutrition
  • accessible and affordable daycare or play facilities
  • support for vulnerable parents with preschool children or families with preschool children suffering from any type of disability

Give a child a chance

It’s through the funds we receive from the Scottish Children’s Lottery that we’re able to make a difference.

Charities supporting children in Scotland can apply for grants and our Board of Trustees will determine which applications will be successful for funding.

Qualifying criteria includes;

  • The charity applying should be a registered charity in Scotland with a charity bank account. It should also return annual accounts.
  • That the money is for a project delivered in Scotland
  • That the charity’s accounts are up to date
  • That the charity works outside or supplementary to statutory responsibilities
  • That the charity can clearly demonstrate positive impacts as it will be required to deliver an end of grant impact analysis report
  • That the charity has secured funding from another source as we will normally only give funding of up to 50% of any project – any more than this will be at the sole discretion of the trustees
  • We do not accept applications for any charitable arm of a Local Authority, Arms Length External Organisations (ALEO’s), Housing Associations or their charitable arms

We will only fund for one year. This is to ensure the charity is not fully reliant on our donation in future years

The money cannot be used for retrospective or deficit funding or repayment of loans

The amount of funds available for distribution will depend on the amount of tickets sold

The maximum grant that can be applied for is £25,000

Grants are normally awarded by our charity trustees on a quarterly basis.

Details of successful grants can be found on the Good Causes page of the Scottish Children's Lottery website

We publish Annual Reports with details of funding in that year which is generally available

To find out about prizes, proceeds and grants, visit the More Information page on the Scottish Children's Lottery website.