Here are some of the recent activities that the Ponton House Trust has been involved in.

Grants awarded in 2016

During the second half of 2016 the Trustees held two meetings and distributed grants totalling £26,800 among the following 12 organisations in connection with their youth projects:

  • The Prince’s Trust Scotland for their work in the Edinburgh area
  • Dance Base Great Feats project
  • Teenage Cancer Trust in connection with the new Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh
  • Scotland Yard Adventure Centre
  • Fischy Music
  • Positive Help
  • Edinburgh Young Carers Project
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Wester Hailes Project
  • Play Therapy Base Dalkeith
  • Leith School of Art’s Craigroyston Art Project
  • Project Scotland
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre’s Creative Pathways Programme


The cumulative total of grants given out by the Trust since it started in 1993 has now risen to approximately £900,000. The Trustees are already engaged with and look forward to supporting a variety of new and interesting projects in 2017.

June 2016

The Trustees are pleased to advise that Penny Richardson was appointed as a Trustee in March.  Penny has extensive voluntary sector experience and further details can be found about her on the Trustee page.

Since December 2015 the Trustees have had two meetings.  They always receive a large number of grant applications which are carefully considered at each meeting. It is clear that the need for funding support in the charity sector is as great as ever.  Whilst it is frustrating not to be able to support everyone the Trustees were pleased to be able to award grants to 19 different organisations focussed on a range of different types of youth work. The grants awarded amounted in total to just under £30,000.