The Gannochy Trust launches new five year Grant Strategy and welcomes applications

The Gannochy Trust is delighted to welcome funding applications following the recent publication of its new five-year Grant Strategy for the period 2022 to 2027.

Developed over several months with input from across the third sector and external consultants, the new strategy has been designed to support the delivery of the Trust’s strategic aims, driven by the ambitions and wishes of the Trust’s founder Arthur Kinmond Bell.

Within the context of unprecedented external challenges, the new strategy will guide the Trust’s grant-making priorities for the next five years to help meet these challenges, while delivering on the Trust’s core mission to improve lives and support communities.

The Trust will continue to distribute funding throughout Scotland, with a particular focus on Perth & Kinross. The Trust’s Rest of Scotland funding maintains its focus on developing and inspiring young people between the ages of 11 and 21, while its funding within Perth and Kinross will aim to improve the quality of life, improve the quality and availability of the built and natural environment, as well as develop and inspire children and young people aged between 0 and 21.

The Grants Plus programme remains a key element of the new strategy, as the Trust continues to build resilience and sustainability in the sector by helping charities innovate, build capacity, and develop strong governance structures.

The Trust has also sought to streamline the application process, with a simplified set of new application and reporting forms which can be found in the Applying for a grant section of the website . These can be used to apply for the next funding round, which is now open for applications.