Essentia Foundation Programme Launching Monday

Foundation Scotland is delighted to announce the next round of the Essentia Foundation’s grant-making programme will launch on Monday 25th October at 12 noon.

The Essentia Foundation is looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups that will help achieve the following objectives:

  • Improved health and social welfare of children and young people

  • Increased opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities, and supporting people to move towards employment

The fund is looking for projects that:

  • Support the participation in mainstream society for individuals with learning disabilities or long-term life limiting health conditions

  • Support young people who face long-term challenges living in poverty and inequality.

  • Support those who have been excluded from school to access or return to education or training opportunities

  • Provide skills and training to those who are furthest from the labour market

  • Aim to improve the health and welfare of children and young people (being those under 25)


Awards of between £500 to £3,000 for a one-year period will be made through this Programme. The fund is open to organisations across Scotland.

Please follow the link here to the programme’s funding page on the Foundation Scotland. Here, you will be able to access application guidance, case studies, and further information on the programme.