Apply to the School Library Improvement Fund

School Library Improvement Fund Application Form 2022The School Library Improvement Fund 2022-2023 is now open. 

Applications close at 12 noon on Thursday 29th September 2022

Application forms are submitted through your Local Authority Key Contact. Every Local Authority in Scotland has identified a Key Contact to help school libraries apply to the Fund. 

Your Key Contact is unlikely to be your Headteacher but could be the Head of Public Libraries, an Education Manager or a Quality Improvement Officer (QIO). You can find out who they are by getting in touch with your local authority.

You must liaise with your Key Contact before the submission deadline as they will look over your application and help you with the funding process. 

The Key Contact decides which applications will be submitted to SLIC for consideration. Unfortunately SLIC cannot accept late or unsigned applications, or those which are not submitted through the Key Contact.

We recommend that you read the School Library Improvement Fund Guidance before filling in the Application Form. This offers a step-by-step guide to applying to the Fund.

The School Library Improvement Fund FAQ Page can also help with any questions you may have regarding the application process. If you cannot find the answer to your query you can email