Grant funding support

The External Funding team provide support to local organisations to help identify funding for the delivery of projects in Aberdeen. Using GRANTfinder, an online funding search engine, the team can help streamline the funding search process and share up to date information on schemes from local, regional, national government, charitable trusts, and corporate sponsors. We engage regularly with ACVO, Aberdeen’s Third Sector Interface to ensure effective and efficient funding support across the city. 

The External Funding team provide support and feedback on draft applications and guidance on funding eligibility criteria. We help make potential applicants aware of the priorities and actions within the Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) 2016-2026, Socio-Economic Rescue Plan 2020/21 and share relevant local and national data sources. Taken together, knowledge of key policy documents and strategic plans can help strengthen funding applications. 

On behalf of Scottish and UK Government, the External Funding team are responsible for administering the;

Since 2012, the External Funding Team have helped secured over £90 million in grants for different projects. 

If you have a project in mind and would like assistance to identify funding sources, please get in touch with our team at the email address below.

Contact details

Stuart Bews, Team Leader – External Funding
Agata Kowal, External Funding and Policy Officer 
Gill Begbie, External Funding and Policy Officer 
Charlotte Farquhar, External Funding and Policy Officer
Rowan Stewart, Funding Support Officer
Iain MacDonald, Funding Support Officer 
Team email address:


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