Applying for a grant
All the information you need to apply for a grant is available here.

Our 2019-2022 Funding Strategy sets out the work we fund and includes information on criteria, outcomes and exclusions.  We are currently reviewing our funding strategy and will be developing a new grants strategy, which will be launched in early 2022.  If you have any queries about our funding strategy, the guidance, or your application, you can contact us for advice.

Who we fund

The Gannochy Trust awards grants to registered charities for work in Perth and Kinross and across Scotland, that deliver the outcomes that the Trust hopes to achieve with its funding.  Currently, a greater proportion of our annual giving of around five million pounds is awarded to charities based or working in Perth and Kinross.

What we fund

We have different eligibility criteria for charities based or working in Perth and Kinross, than those across Scotland. We fund charities to deliver the following aims:

For Perth and Kinross:

To improve the Quality of Life for people by:
  • creating positive change in people’s lives and communities;
  • increasing inclusion, empowerment and independence;
  • increasing access to employment, volunteering, education and leisure opportunities; and
  • increasing equality of opportunity and active citizenship.
​To develop and inspire young people by:
  • increasing participation, opportunities and experiences through sport, culture, leisure, environment, heritage;
  • raising aspirations and realisation of full potential​;
  • improving access to accredited training and learning​;
  • increasing employability and employment options; and​
  • increasing leadership or mentoring.
To improve the availability or quality of the built and natural environment for wide community use by:
  • providing greater access to services and facilities;
  • improving infrastructure​;
  • offering more sustainable services and facilities that reflect local priorities​; and
  • enhancing the natural and built environment.

For the Rest of Scotland:

To develop and inspire young people by:
  • improving access to accredited training and learning​;
  • increasing employability and employment options​; and
  • increasing leadership or mentoring.
Applying for a grant
How to apply

All applicants should read our funding strategy and check that your charity and the work you are doing are eligible for funding.  Both exclusions and eligibility are described in the funding strategy.  When you are completing your application form, please remember to only include how your project will meet The Gannochy Trust’s outcomes and not your own. The Trust’s outcomes for Perth and Kinross, and the rest of Scotland are clearly outlined in the Funding Strategy.

If you are ready to apply, please follow these seven steps:

Step 1
Please download our Funding Application Pack below.

Step 2
Read the Gannochy Trust Funding Strategy 2019 to 30 June 2022.

Step 3
Read our guidance notes including a step-by-step guide to completing the application form, guidance on presenting your aims, outcomes and activities and your budget schedule.

Step 4
Complete the application form including the aims, outcomes and activities template and budget template. Remember to only include how your project will meet the Trust’s outcomes and not your own.  The Trust’s outcomes can be found in the Funding Strategy and a template is provided for you to complete.

Step 5
Read our checklist to make sure you have provided all the correct information:

  • An Organisation Information Sheet (See page 1 of application form)
  • An Application Form
  • An Aims, Outcomes and Activities Template
  • A Budget Template

Step 6
Send application form and supporting documents to grants@gannochytrust.org.uk or to The Gannochy Trust, Pitcullen Crescent, Perth PH2 7HX.

Step 7
Wait for us to contact you. We aim to acknowledge your application by email within a week of receiving it and we would expect to notify you of the decision within three to four months.

NOTE FOR CAPITAL FUNDING ONLY:

Before applying, please download and complete the Stage 1 Project Summary Report in the Downloads section below and e-mail to grants@gannochytrust.org.uk.

Our Trustees will review your submission and decide if your project will progress to Stage 2 – which is submission of a full funding application for consideration

Our Trustees will review your submission and decide if you can apply.

 

Downloads
Applying for a grant
Application deadlines

The Gannochy Trust Board meet four times a year to consider grant applications.  We aim to deal with your application as efficiently and effectively as possible.  It is important your application is submitted by the deadline date so we have time to discuss your application or receive additional information if required.

The deadline for applications in 2021 and 2022 are:

  • Friday 5th of November 2021, for consideration at the grant-making meeting on Thursday 16th December 2021;
  • Friday 18th February 2022, for consideration at the grant-making meeting on Thursday 31st March 2022;
  • Friday 3rd June 2022, for consideration at the grant-making meeting on Thursday 14th July 2022;
  • Friday 19th August 2022, for consideration at the grant-making meeting on Thursday 29th September 2022;
  • Friday 4th November 2022, for consideration at the grant-making meeting on Thursday 15th December 2022.

We aim write to you within three weeks of the meeting with a decision about your application.