Our Grant Making
Driven by the values and principles of our founder A K Bell, we are a responsive and engaged funder for organisations that develop, inspire and improve peoples’ lives, in particular children, young people and people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. As one of Scotland's largest independent funders, nearly 500,000 people benefit from our grants annually, delivering much needed financial support to the people that need it the most. Our new funding strategy, that runs from 2019 to 2022, focuses our efforts on the most vulnerable communities living in Perth and Kinross. Our 'local first' approach has always been the Trust's primary focus as it was for A K Bell when he founded the Trust back in 1937. He said at the time: "After you have a roof over your head and your bread and butter, you should invest in your native town."
Our new funding strategy
All new applicants MUST READ the funding strategy before filling out an application form.
We have developed a new funding strategy outlining our revised aims and objectives for grant making over the next three years. Our new funding strategy can be found in the Funding Application Pack which you can find in the downloads section below.
Under the new strategy, we are looking to invest up to £15million for community groups and organisations in Perth and Kinross and across Scotland. The core purpose of the new funding strategy is to:
- Improve the Quality of Life for people;
- Develop and Inspire young people;
- Improve the build and natural environment for wide community use.
The funding we offer
Up to £10,000 per annum for up to three years
Up to £30,000 per annum for up to three years
(Perth & Kinross only): Over £30,000 per annum for up to three years
Funding by the numbers
John Swinney MSP opens affordable housing development in Perth
Deputy First Minster John Swinney MSP has officially opened a new affordable housing development off Gannochy Road in Perth. The development has been built and funded by The Gannochy Trust, a Scottish registered charity founded in 1937 by former Scotch whisky entrepreneur and philanthropist Arthur Kinmond (A K) Bell. Costing nearly £10 million and taking … ContinuedRead More
Perth Doo’cot Cricket Club back in the nets
After four long months of Covid-19 lockdown, Perth Doo’cot Cricket Club is opening its doors on Monday 13th. Although games are not currently possible under current restrictions, the Club are focusing their efforts on opening up training facilities for members. Visit https://www.perthdoocotcc.co.uk/news/default.aspx for booking information. The Pavilion will remain closed, but toilets and kit store … ContinuedRead More