Apply for the Oral Health Community Challenge Fund - now closed

Information for third sector organisations on how to apply for funding to run oral health projects in deprived areas.

How to apply

You can apply for a grant of between £7,000 and £30,000 a year, between 2019 and 2022.

We will consider applications covering the full funding period or for any combination of years.

You should complete the attached application form (main document). There is detailed guidance to help you do this (see: supporting files).

If you are applying as a partnership there is additional guidance on how to apply. 

In addition to a completed application form, you must also provide:

  • a copy of your memorandum and articles of constitution, or other governing document, signed and dated
  • most recent independently examined or audited accounts, or verified statement of income and expenditure (if your organisation is less than a year old we can accept your most recent bank statement instead)
  • completed budget form covering the period of funding requested (this is attached)

If your project involves working with children, young people or vulnerable adults,  you should also provide a copy of your child protection/vulnerable adult policy.

You should save the application form and any additional documents using the following file title format: 'application form - your organisation's name and project name (if different)'.

Email your application form and other documents with your organisation's name in the subject line to:

You should receive an automated response acnowledging receipt of your application. If not, contact Elizabeth McLear on 0131 244 1817 or email Use these details for any other queries.

This fund is now closed to applications.


For enquiries, contact Elizabeth McLear on:
Tel: 0131 244 1817

Application forms should not be sent to this mailbox but to:

Chief Dental Officer and Dentistry Division
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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