Welcome to your regional PTA page.

Local Grants & Support

Aberdeen City Council

Find local schools' information including free school meals and education maintenance allowance, plus grants information.

Aberdeenshire Council

Find local schools' information including free school meals and education maintenance allowance, plus grants information.

Best Start Grant

The Best Start Grant School Age Payment helps with the costs of preparing for school. How to apply.


Committed to making family engagement in children's learning and school lives as good as it can be. Connect works with parents and educators, providing information, advice and training. Useful links and resources for parents and parent groups.

Foundation Scotland

Foundation Scotland has a diverse range of funding programmes waiting to benefit communities across Scotland. With donors representing a broad spectrum of aims and wishes, the funds available range in size, intent and purpose. Search your local area.

Funding Scotland The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using their free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, Funding Scotland can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.

School clothing grant and free school meals

A 'school clothing grant' provides financial help with school clothing and shoes. You may be able to apply for free school meals at the same time as you apply for the clothing grant.

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

Helping higher education students find the right information, support and funding.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At Home, Tesco Community Grants, The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s).

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  • Think we’ve missed one? Email the PTA+ team at editorial@pta.co.uk to share your local information.


Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

Find Local Event and Fundraising Suppliers