Who can apply

Applications are invited from constituted groups in North Ayrshire, whose annual income was £300,000 or less in the last financial year:

  • charities
  • voluntary organisations
  • social enterprises
  • community based organisations
  • volunteering bodies
  • co-operatives
  • housing associations
  • credit unions

Application submission dates

Deadlines for applications to be received by NAVTFinal Assessments to TrusteesMeeting DateDecisions to Applicants
20/12/202317/01/202415/02/2024by 21/02/2024
12/04/202418/04/202416/05/2024by 24/05/2024
11/07/202408/08/202405/09/2024By 16/09/2024
12/09/202404/10/202407/11/2024By 14/11/2024
Application submission dates

What you’ll need

Include the following with your application:

  • constitution/governing document
  • annual accounts (or financial projections to cover funding period if a new group)
  • copy of most recent bank statement of group
  • copies of quotes for equipment (if appropriate)
  • copies of quotes for work to be carried out (if appropriate)
  • job descriptions for any staff, or seasonal worker requirements
  • other information such as; project plan, business plan, needs analysis
  • letters of support (if appropriate)
  • evidence of match funding

Help with your application

The Community Planning Team will offer support and advice to applicants, or can suggest other sources of assistance from partners in the statutory and voluntary sectors.

How to apply

Please email infonavt@north-ayrshire.gov.uk or call 01294 324506 for a copy of the application form.
Completed and signed applications should be emailed or posted to arrive before the appropriate submission date.

Please note: applications received after the submission dates will be carried forward to the next round of funding.

What happens next

All applications are reviewed by the NAVT Board of Trustees at each Trustees meeting.

Conditions of grant

Conditions of grant (PDF, 257kb)

Approved projects

Following approval of the grant, an offer letter will be sent to the applicant. The letter will detail the grant and any conditions.

The applicant must return an acceptance of the offer for funds to be transferred. 


Payment will be made, by BACS, within 4 weeks of acceptance.