Refugee Festival Scotland funding

Funding applications to help communities take part in Refugee Festival Scotland is now closed. The closing date for funding applications was Sunday, 5 March.

The Refugee Festival Scotland Small Grants Fund is for groups and organisations that are run by people from refugee backgrounds, or support people seeking safety.

Small grants of up to £500 will be awarded to help organisations across Scotland cover the cost of running events and activities as part of the festival.

The closing date for funding applications is 11.59pm on Sunday, 5 March.

To apply for funding, please:

IMPORTANT: Please don’t forget to email us your completed budget sheet!

Want to be part of our Small Grants Fund panel?

We’re looking for four volunteers with lived experience to join our evaluation panel for the Refugee Festival Scotland Small Grants Fund. The opportunity is open to refugees, people seeking asylum and members of refugee community groups.

If you would like to be involved, please complete an Expression of Interest form.

Email completed forms to by 12 noon on Monday 27 February.

Find out more and apply here. 

Celebrating hope for a better future

Refugee Festival Scotland brings people from different backgrounds together to share the art, culture and traditions that make our communities so colourful and diverse.

Events celebrate the food and drink, music and poetry, art, dance, language and ideas that people bring with them when they settle in Scotland.

This year, the festival runs from 16-25 June and the theme is hope.

Events of all kinds are welcome, from art exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, creative workshops and discussions to theatre performances, sporting activities, community gatherings and family-friendly picnics.

Remember to send us your applications by 11.59pm on Sunday, 5 March.