All organisations should read the guidances notes before registering to submit a request:
These, alongside our FAQs page may answer any queries you may have.
Who can make a community benefit request?
Requests for community benefits can be made by the following:
- Registered Charities or Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs) with the Office of the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR)
- Registered Charities or Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) with the Charities Commission for England & Wales (so long as the community benefit is undertaken within the 6 ESES local authority areas)
- Community Interest Companies with an asset lock
- Community Benefit Societies with an asset lock
- Constituted, not for profit and voluntary organisations
- Social Enterprises
- Churches and faith-based organisations for secular activities
- Schools, pre-schools, nurseries
- Universities and colleges
Please note that informal groups or collectives of residents may still be able to submit requests - either in partnership with one of the above organisations, or by contacting us.
We are unable to accept the following types of requests:
- Activities which do not deliver direct benefit within the 6 ESES local authority areas
- The promotion of religion
- Distribution of grants/funds to individuals or other organisations
- Requests from local, regional or government institutions for contributions to core and statutory responsibilities
- Political parties or party-political activities
- Foreign travel and organisations based overseas