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
PEEK #charity stories
Building a future for young people PEEK is a Glasgow based charity making a real difference to young people’s lives across the region. The organisation is led by the inspirational Michaela Collins who grew up in the city and was supported by PEEK through much of her early life. The charity focuses on providing opportunities … ContinuedRead More
Abbie’s rise to success (YMCA Tayside #CharityStories)
Abbie was referred to the YMCA by Youth Services as a young person who has had significant adverse childhood experiences and also suffered from anxiety. Following usual procedure, YMCA allocated a key worker, Matthew Dellaquaglia, who made contact with Abbie’s mother in order to offer support opportunities. It was clear Abbie was anxious, as she … ContinuedRead More