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
Gannochy Trust Lifetime Neighbourhood shortlisted for Herald Property Award
The Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood is a finalist in the Affordable Housing Development category of the Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2021.Read More
Perth and Kinross Strategic Youth Work Partnership receives extension funding to 2024
In partnership with Perth and Kinross Council we are delighted to be extending funding for the Strategic Youth Partnership initiative up to 2024.Read More