Helping the Scottish Community ...

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About us

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; community interest companies; 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 5.00pm on Friday 26th February 2021.   Outcomes will be advised end May 2021.

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.

Case Studies

Muirhead Outreach Project

Helping children and families to draw on their strengths and stay together.

Scottish Bi+ Network

The Weir Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that we have awarded over £17k in funding to support the work that Scottish Bi+ Network do with the bi+ community.

FAMS Charity

FAMS was established in 2013 by three mothers driven with the same desire and passion to ensure that no other young person or family would suffer the trauma they had experienced in their lives.

News

APPLICATIONS OPEN

We are now accepting applications for our next round of awards. Applications are open Friday 26th February 2021 with outcomes advised end May 2021.  

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2019

Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 19 December 2019 - Available to download.

FUNDING UPDATE MAY 2020

Despite being unable to provide emergency financial support through the COVID-19 outbreak the Trust continues to achieve our objective of supporting...

Can businesses or commercial ventures apply for funding.

No and we don't accept applications from social enterprises.

I have had an email offering me money from the Weirs/The Trust but I haven’t applied for any money.

This is a scam. Neither the Weirs nor the Trust makes unsolicited offers of money. Do not respond to any request for financial or personal details from the scammers.

Contact us

As a result of COVID-19 our staff are currently working from home.  Please do not contact the office by telephone.     Please email enquiries to: enquiries@weircharitabletrust.com and a member of the Team will respond.   

Please do not use this form to apply for an award, requests for funding will only be accepted via the Application Form.

“Contact Us” is for general questions that are not answered on the FAQs page.

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