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Exclusions

  • General applications for funds will not be considered - applications must be specific, and preferably for a project with a defined outcome.
  • Donations will not be made to individuals.
  • Donations will only be made to organisations which meet the OSCR Charity Test.  Community Amateur Sports Clubs will not be considered.
  • Projects where the benefit of a donation will be realised outside Scotland.
  • Donations will rarely be made to projects that do not demonstrate an element of self or other funding.
  • Donations will not be made that contribute to an organisation's healthy reserves or endowments.
  • Applications will seldom be considered for more than a 3-year commitment.
  • Applications will not be considered for holidays, with the exception of those for the disabled and disadvantaged living in Perth & Kinross where the project has a tangible recreational or educational theme.
  • Applications will not be considered for animal welfare projects, with the exception of wildlife projects within Perth & Kinross that meet the sub-themes within Theme 4.
  • Applications will not be considered from schools for recreational facilities unless there will be a demonstrable and sustained community involvement, preferably for the disadvantaged or vulnerable.
  • Applications will not be considered from pre-school groups, play schemes, after school clubs and parent-teacher associations.
  • Applications will not be considered from cancer and other health-related charities unless they provide palliative services within Perth & Kinross and would not normally attract statutory funding.
  • Applications from places of worship will not be considered unless there is a distinct community benefit through use as a community centre or village hall, and where there is not a similar facility nearby.
  • Applications will not be considered from charities re-applying within a year of their previous appeal or award, or instalment thereof.
  • Applications will not be considered where funding would normally be provided by central or local government.
  • Waste disposal/landfill, pollution control and renewable energy projects will not be considered if they are the sole purpose of the project, and unless they meet the criteria within Theme 4.
  • Applications will not be considered for political or lobbying purposes.
  • Applications will not be considered from higher or further education establishments unless the project has been initiated by the Trustees.