Could Scotwest help make a difference in your community?

At Scotwest, we are committed to improving the lives of our Members and to help improve our communities.

The Scotwest Community Awards offers grants of up to £2000 to organisations to recognise and support the work they do in their local communities either in improving the local environment or providing support and opportunities to local people.

Nominations can be made by Scotwest Members using the form below for any group, charity or individual looking for funding to help with a specific project, from building work to purchasing equipment or funding events or trips. Applications for funding for general running costs or to  form part of a larger fund will not be accepted. You can find advice on completing funding applications here.

Applications will be considered on a quarterly basis from a panel made up of Scotwest staff meeting in December, March, June and September. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications.

December 2019 Awards

We are delighted to announce the first recipient of the Scotwest Community Awards is Evolution Skatepark in Stevenston.

They aim to advance the health of the residents of North Ayrshire through sporting facilities and activities and encourage residents in the area to participate in various sporting and physical activity. In addition they operate a ‘food with dignity scheme’ over holiday periods where they provide snacks, fruit, water, crisps to children who come to the park offering a valuable provision to our community to ensure there is a nearby safe space and welcoming environment for young people to meet, socialise, participate in sport and other health
and well-being events.

The Award will fund the renovation of the indoor facilities at the site allowing family events which would normally be cancelled to take place in bad weather .

We look forward to updating you on the work carried out as soon as possible.


Scotwest Community Awards Terms and Conditions.

The Scotwest Community Awards is funded through the Scotwest Lottery.

Scotwest Community Awards Nomination Form

  • Nominating Member Information

  • Nominee Information

  • Between £500-£2000
  • This should be for a specific purpose whether for a project, an item or an event rather than for general running costs. Please give details of who will benefit from the project or activity and include as much information as possible. If the grant is to fund an event, please give the date(s), age range and anticipated attendance and a breakdown of costs if possible.
  • Nominated organisations and nominating members must agree to participate in publicity before any awards are made. How would the you or the organisation propose publicising the award of this grant? (The Scotwest Marketing Team will be happy to liaise regarding publicity)