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 more than £125,000 per year;  individuals; commercial activity; research; educational establishments; 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.

Applications are open for our next round of awards until 5.00pm on Friday 25th February 2022 with outcomes advised end May 2022.

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

Kinlochleven Community Trust

Kinlochleven Community Trust was formed in 2008 and run a range of community projects designed to develop, regenerate and sustain the village.   Recent projects include a Community Green Space, Green Health, Mission Compostable, Community Café and Shop Renovation.  Kinlochleven Community Trust was formed in 2008 and run a range of community projects designed to develop, regenerate and sustain the village. Recent projects include a Community Green Space, Green Health, Mission Compostable, Community Café and Shop Renovation.

Farmersfield Rest-home for Elderly Donkeys (FRED)

Based near Dumfries, Farmersfield Rest-home for Elderly Donkeys (FRED) is a Registered Scottish Charity dedicated to providing the best care, attention and love to old donkeys in the latter stages of their life.   This attention to their needs is offered in a knowledgeable, experienced and donkey centred manner.

Deepness Dementia Radio

Deepness Dementia Radio help those going through dementia maintain their freedom and get the most out of life. They welcome not just those affected by dementia but also family members, young carers, friends and workers.

News

ONLINE APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL 5.00PM FRIDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2022

We are now accepting applications for our next round of awards. The online application is open now until 5.00pm on Friday 25th February 2022. The Trust will consider applications from Scottish based groups and charities with an annual income of £125,000 or less per year. Outcomes will be advised by end May 2022.  

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020

Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 19 December 2020 - Available to download.

Update on Funding Criteria

We really appreciate the feedback we receive from applicants and beneficiaries of awards so that we can develop and better respond to the needs of the groups and charities we support.   Find out more in full story.

Our business does work in the community – can we apply for an award?

No, we do not fund businesses or social enterprises that operate on a commercial basis, even in a community.

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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