Downloadable Documents
The Funding Application Pack contains the following documents: Application Form - 2019 to 2022 Budget Template Aims, Outcomes and Activities Template Funding Strategy 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2022 Guidance Notes for Applicants - Aims, Outcomes and Activities Guidance Notes for Applicants - Budgets Guidance Notes for Applicants - General Guidance Notes
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can check if you are eligible for funding further up the page.

Please follow our seven step process

We offer three funding packages:

  • Small up to £10,000
  • Main up to £30,000
  • Major over £30,000

We will acknowledge receipt of your application by e-mail within a week and notify you of our decision within three to four months.

Under the current funding strategy, a maximum of three years.

Yes you can but please note that we have a new funding strategy running from January 2019 to 30 June 2022 with new aims, outcomes and conditions. If you are seeking continuation of revenue funding after three years, you must request an assessment meeting three months after the final payment of your current grant before re-applying.

An organisation can normally only have one grant at a time from the Trust.

Yes but please do not re-apply until at least 12 months after the date of the refusal letter.

Amount funded by category


Grant making case studies
Strategic Youth Work Partnership

The Strategic Youth Work Partnership is a unique collaboration between the Gannochy Trust and Perth and Kinross Council. Working closely with local youth agencies, the partnership engages young people in communities across Perth and Kinross, inspiring and supporting them to realise their potential and address life’s challenges. This includes providing activities and drop-in facilities for young people in their local community during evenings, weekends and during holiday periods. These youth work settings provide a place for young people to go, reducing isolation, creating a sense of belonging and providing new experiences and opportunities for learning in an informal setting. With help from the Gannochy Trust, from April 2019, the partnership will invest more than £900,000 over a three-year period in local youth work agencies across five localities.

Perthshire Brass

Perthshire Brass is a community brass band offering opportunities for young people to continue their music making beyond school provision, making brass banding a hobby for life. The band perform regularly around Perth and Kinross supporting events and charities in a variety of settings. The Gannochy Trust provided £30K paid in two tranches to support the group’s musical instrument renewal and replacement programme. The key outcomes for the funding are to improve the standard of playing, improve performance levels and secure the future of Perthshire Brass. Since winning the grant, the band have gone from strength to strength, winning the Scottish Challenge Contest, the Gold Award and Runner Up Trophy at the Scottish Youth Championships and Scottish Brass Band of the Year.

Highland Perthshire Land Trust Awards

Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) provide rural skills and training opportunities for young people in Highland Perthshire, as well as educational and volunteering opportunities to engage local people in practical conservation.  In 2019, The Gannochy Trust agreed a £44,415 grant paid over three years to support the HPCLT’s  Dun Coillich Youth Training and Volunteering project. The project will train 24 young people in rural skills and involves 270 local people of all ages in volunteering.

The project will:

  • Equip young people with rural skills and land management experience to increase employability
  • Enhance the personal, social and leadership skills in young people
  • Provide inspiring volunteering and opportunities to become more active citizens for young and old in Highland Perthshire.
PUSH (Perth and Kinross) Ltd

Established in 1989, PUSH (Perth & Kinross) Ltd is a user-led organisation using Person Centred Planning tools to promote independence, self-direction and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.  In June 2018, The Gannochy Trust awarded PUSH a grant of £30K paid over two years to support the organisation’s iWork (Warehouse) programme for young people with learning disabilities or additional support needs. The programme, delivered through the charity’s social enterprise, PUSH Reuse Centre, provides work experience skills, development and employment opportunities (retail and warehousing) for Young people with learning disabilities or additional support needs, leading to financial, housing and social inclusion in their local community.