To assist in the funding of charitable projects, The Essentia Foundation has
partnered with Foundation Scotland. For 25 years, Foundation Scotland has been
bringing together communities, funders and finance to support and strengthen
communities in every corner of Scotland. To date, they have helped to distribute over
£100 million to communities across Scotland.
Working in partnership with our trustees, Foundation Scotland facilitate the grant
making process for our funds. The Essentia Foundation is involved in all aspects of
the programme design and implementation and this includes:
- Aims and objectives
- Types of awards
- Distribution process and how to apply
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Governance arrangements
To ensure that our grant funding can be as far reaching as possible, Essentia
trustees are active in the decision-making process and work closely with Foundation
Scotland throughout the year to guarantee the impact of all successful projects. We
also collaborate to create engaging case studies that help bring funded activities and
participant testimonials to life.
Looking to the future, the new trustees have agreed to continue and further develop
the arrangements with Foundation Scotland.
How The Essentia Foundation can help
How To Apply
Foundation Scotland manages all applications to the Essentia Foundation. The next funding round for applications will run from 25th October to 29th November 2021.
Who and What We Fund
Examples of what the Essentia Foundation is looking to support.
Read about some of the organisations we have helped to support across Scotland.
News and Activity
All the latest news and activity from the Essentia Foundation.
Some of our success stories
bOunceT Innovative Occupational Therapy
bOunceT Innovative Occupational Therapy was established in 2017. The charity works with adults and children with physical and learning disabilities to improve their quality of life by providing specialist occupational interventions, trampoline rebound therapy and activity-based play sessions.
Caithness KLICS Young Carers
Caithness KLICS (Kids Living in Caring Situations) was established in 2013. Based in Wick, the organisation supports young people aged between 5-18 who have a caring responsibility at home
Project 31 began in early 2011 as an idea between two experienced community workers who were looking to develop an innovative organization for children aged 0-12 years.
Families First St Andrews
Families First St Andrews (FFSA) was established in 2001. As a registered charity and community group, the organisation works alongside children and their families to overcome the personal challenges they face in life.
For 45 years, Hillhouse has been working with young people and families in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. As a registered charity, the organisation offers a service to individuals who are at risk of financial hardship and poverty.
People Know How
People Know How was established in 2013. Delivering services across Edinburgh and East Lothian, the organisation works collaboratively to deliver projects and social change with projects reaching children, young people and vulnerable adults.
RDA Group Glasgow
Funding from the Essentia Foundation is currently helping RDA to roll out their ‘Quiet Corner’ initiative.