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Qualifying Categories

Animal Welfare - Qualifying Category

Animal Welfare

For the advancement of animal welfare
Culture - Qualifying Category


Supporting the heritage - tangible or otherwise - of Scotland, through project that encourage participation in and preservation of Scotland's distinctive culture.
Health - Qualifying Category


The advancement of health, including prevention or relief of sickness, disease or human suffering.
Sport - Qualifying Category


Encouraging and increasing public participation in sport (activities which involve physical skill and exertion)
Recreational facilities - Sport - Qualifying Category

Recreational facilities

The provision or organization of recreational facilities (buildings, pitches or similar) with the aim of improving the conditions of life for the people for whom the facilities are promarily intended. This is only in relation to facilities which are primarily intended for people who need them due to age, ill - health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

Meeting the criteria

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.

  • Any individual
  • Any commercial venture, including start-ups
  • Groups or charities with an income of more than £125,000
  • A governing body
  • A public sector body
  • Seeking money for sponsored events to raise funds for a charity
  • Applications from outwith Scotland
  • One off events such as Gala Days, exhibitions etc
  • Large capital projects in excess of £100,000
  • Groups such as Community Councils and PTAs
  • Education costs such as university fees
  • Sports strips

Next step

Read our application guidance for completing your application.