Gannochy Trust awards over £600,000 to organisations

Gannochy Trust awards over £600,000 to organisations across Scotland in second quarter 2023

The Gannochy Trust is pleased to announce that at our July 2023 grant-making meeting, 24 charities were awarded grants totalling £627,945 to support their work.

Perth and Kinross Grant Awards
Bethany Christian Trust£10,800Perth Care Van for the homeless project costs (Year 1 £3,500; Year 2 £3,600; and Year 3 £3,700)
Blairgowrie and Rattray Development Trust£82,500Unrestricted core funding August 2023 to July 2026 (Year 1 £25,000; Year 2 £27,500; and Year 3 £30,000)
Cargill Burrelton Parish Church£28,544Unrestricted core funding August 2023 to July 2026 (Year 1 £9,000; Year 2 £9,675; and Year 3 £9,869)
Lord’s Taverners£12,150Salary costs of Disability Cricket Officer Scotland 2023-2025 (£4,050 x 3 years)
Meigle and Ardler Community Dev Trust£10,434Salary costs of their part-time Community Connector for one year
Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service Ltd£33,250Big Hoose Hub (Perth and Kinross) including the salary costs of a part-time Logistics Co-ordinator for one year
Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust on behalf of the Friends of Ben Vrackie Group£50,000Ben Vrackie hillside path repair and training opportunities programme
Perth & Kinross Disability Sport SCIO£30,000Unrestricted core funding July 2023 to June 2026 including the salary of their Branch Co-ordinator (£10,000 x 3 years)
Perth Bridge Club£3,646Major upgrade of fire prevention, alarm and safety systems at their premises
Positive Steps Partnership£23,000Salary costs of two Crisis Response Outreach Workers (1 full-time and 1 part-time) for Perth and Kinross for one year
Scottish Mediation£9,959Delivery of peer mediation training for young people in Perth and Kinross for one year
Take a Pride in Perthshire Association£25,000Salary costs of their part-time Project Development Advisor (£7,500 x 2 years) and £10,000 in Year 1 towards their Blair Atholl Nature Garden project
Wood Foundation£60,000Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) grants in Perth and Kinross 2023-2026 (£20,000 x 3 years)
Rest of Scotland Grant Awards
AWARE Scotland£1,950Aware Ambassador Programme for one year
Cosgrove Care£22,500Get Started employability programme support staff and mentor costs (£7,500 x 3 years)
Culture Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and The Isles (CHARTS)£10,000Culture Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and The Isles (CHARTS) Youth Programme for one year
Disabled & Carers Information Centre Association£51,063Young Carer Ambassador programme (Year 1 £16,520; Year 2 £17,016; and Year 3 £17,527)
HorseBack UK£50,500Youth development programme (Year 1 £16,250; Year 2 £16,500; and Year 3 £17,750)
Light Up Learning£5,000Salary costs of their Head of Mentoring and Operations for one year
Lothian Association of Youth Clubs (LAYC SCIO)£59,924Accredited youth work pathways in Lothian (Year 1 £19,000; Year 2 £19,950; and Year 3 £20,974)
One Parent Families Scotland£9,000Best Beginnings Dundee project for one year
Outward Bound Trust£23,725Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award for one year
Rocksolid Dundee£12,000Salary costs of their full-time Youth Worker (£4,000 x 3 years)
Shed Project£3,000Pilot Project running costs for one year


About our grants

The Gannochy Trust provides annual funding of around five million pounds to registered charities, primarily working in Perth and Kinross, but also to inspire and develop young people throughout Scotland. All of our grant work is inspired by our founder A.K. Bell, who was a generous, thoughtful and pragmatic philanthropist.

We provide three types of grants:

  • Project Funding for the delivery of projects and activities
  • Core funding for operational costs
  • Capital funding to create or improve an asset such as new building or refurbishment

And three levels of funding

  • Small grants of up to £10,000 a year for a maximum of three years;
  • Main grants of up to £20,000 a year for a maximum of three years; and
  • Major grants of over £30,000 a year for a maximum of three years

In addition, we have a Youth Panel Fund where the assessment and decision-making for grants are undertaken by a panel of young people aged between 14-21. The fund provides £100,000 of project funding a year in Perth and Kinross to support youth activity, improve health and wellbeing and enable young people to have a voice in their community.

If you would like to find out more about our grants, including details of our Grant Strategy 2022-2027 outlining full details of eligibility, aims and outcomes, please visit our Grants Page here.