Helping the Scottish Community ...
The Weir Charitable Trust aims to support Scottish-based community groups and small charities to provide services across Scotland to help the Scottish community. These groups and charities are likely to have found it difficult to access funds elsewhere.
It does not fund groups or charities who have an income of over £100,000 per year; individuals; commercial activity; research; educational establishments; social enterprises; governing bodies; public sector bodies; one off events; large capital projects; Community Councils, PTAs or Active Schools Activities; or pilot projects, nor can it provide sponsorship. Applications from outside Scotland or for activities carried out outwith Scotland will not be accepted.
The Trust will consider funding specific activities and services in sport, recreational facilities, animal welfare, health and cultural projects (see "What we fund") to improve the quality of life for people, either through a particular field of expertise or via a local community. The average award granted to date is £3,500 but, in exceptional circumstances, the Trust will consider applications for funds up to £25,000.
The Trust is currently accepting applications for funding with a closing date of 27th February 2015.
If you want to know more, there's a lot of helpful information in our FAQs that can help you decide if you should apply to the Trust.
Trustees have made awards to 60 small charities and community groups in the latest round of funding from the Weir Charitable Trust, with the averag
Chris and Colin Weir, who won £161m on EuroMillions in July 2011, have launched a new charity, The Weir Charitable Trust, endowed with an initial £5m.
With the aim of being a fun, positive and rocking place for dads and children to come and play music, the Saturday morning playgroup gives dads and their children invaluable one-to-one time. Based in Granton, there’s free play (including playing instruments), a healthy snack, story and song time.
Funding from the Trust of £1,700 has ensured the group can continue to be there for dads and kids to rock out each week.
The park is a well-used and valued community facility by local families from surrounding areas. With an award of £2,559 from the Trust, BIG undertook essential repairs and re-painting of play equipment that had corroded due to the weather.
The award will enable the park to continue to be used for generations to come.