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The Scottish Children's Lottery supports Scottish Children's Lottery Trust (previously named Chance to Flourish), a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).

We'd like to tell you a wee bit more about our charity.

Chance To Flourish

Scottish Children's Lottery Trust

Currently, one in five children in Scotland live in poverty. We believe that every child deserves the very best start in life, whatever their family's circumstances. With your support, Scottish Children's Lottery Trust will invest in projects that aim to alleviate the impact of poverty, providing help to those children who need it most.

Visit the Scottish Children's Lottery Trust website to find out more.

Scottish Children's Lottery Trust has Scottish Charity Number SC046177

Over £7.6 million raised for good causes across Scotland!

With the generous help of our players, we have now raised over a massive £7.6 million for children in Scotland! It's a great achievement and we look forward to putting smiles on children's faces all over the country on your behalf.

The following charities are just some of the good causes that have received funding raised by the Scottish Children's Lottery:

Grants Awarded 2022

Grants Awarded 2021

Grants Awarded 2020

Grants Awarded 2019

Grants Awarded 2018

Grants Awarded 2017

Apply for funding

Charities supporting children in Scotland can apply for grants via our charity website:

Scottish Children's Lottery Trust

Our charity has a group of trustees that will determine which applications will be successful for funding. 

Qualifying criteria includes;

  • The charity applying should be a registered charity in Scotland with a charity bank account. It should also return annual accounts.
  • That the money is for a project delivered in Scotland
  • That the charity’s accounts are up to date
  • That the charity works outside or supplementary to statutory responsibilities
  • That the charity can clearly demonstrate positive impacts as it will be require to deliver an end of grant impact analysis report
  • That the charity has secured funding from another source as we will normally only give funding of up to 50% of any project – any more than this will be at the sole discretion of the trustees
  • We will only fund for one year. This is to ensure the charity is not fully reliant on our donation in future years
  • The money cannot be used for retrospective or deficit funding or repayment of loans
  • The amount of funds available for distribution will depend on the amount of tickets sold
  • The maximum grant that can be applied for is £15,000
  • Grants are normally awarded by our charity trustees quarterly
  • Details of successful grants can be found on this page on the list above
  • We publish Annual Reports with details of funding in that year which is generally available

For further details about prizes, proceeds and grants, please visit our More Information page.