Applying for a Grant

The Trust has now established a clearer set of criteria and conditions for grant aided organisations.

Proposals to the Trust must:-

  • be submitted by email on the Trust’s standard application form;
  • be targeted on activity benefiting young people in the Edinburgh and Lothian area;
  • be able to demonstrate positive impacts on the lives of disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable young people, and/or,
  • be designed to provide a general benefit for a defined community or group of young people in the population.

The Trust will prioritise applications from:-

  • newly established groups seeking to tackle particular needs of young people where existing resources are scarce or not available;
  • organisations making new or innovative attempts to support young people with fresh approaches to service provision and contributing to wider social inclusion of vulnerable or excluded groups.

The Trust expects applicant organisations to provide:-

  • clear explanations of their proposals and the intended outcomes obtained from grant aid;
  • financial information (annual accounts or evidence of an established bank account for new groups);
  • a copy of its constitution and OSCR registration details where appropriate;
  • evidence (where an organisation employs staff or makes use of volunteers) of appropriate equalities policies and statements;
  • a statement of the outcomes of the grant aid supplied within 6 months of the project completion.

Grant Aid from the Trust is expected to be spent within 12 months of the date on which the grant is given.

Organisations benefiting from the Trust's support are expected to publicise the financial support received in their Annual Reports and in any literature, publicity or site notices relating to projects and activities funded by the Trust.

The Trust will not generally provide grant aid for repeat applications, and mainly seeks to  support organisations which have limited resources and few assets.

Download a full application form and guidance notes.