The Gannochy Trust Grant Strategy 2022 to 2027 was launched in July 2022 and undertook to establish a new designated Fund that was designed and assessed by young people for young people in Perth and Kinross. The Gannochy Trust Youth Panel Fund was approved in December 2022 and the Fund launched in February 2023.
The Youth Panel are 12 young people aged from 14 to 21 recruited through Perth and Kinross Strategic Youth Work Partners and care experienced youth services. They have designed The Gannochy Trust Youth Panel Fund aims and outcomes and have delegated responsibility from the Board of Trustees for assessing applications and approving funding of up to £100,000 per year. The Youth Panel will meet four times each year with a budget of circa £25,000 at each meeting.
The Gannochy Trust Youth Panel Fund awards grants to registered charities for work in Perth and Kinross, that deliver the outcomes that the Youth Panel aims to achieve with its funding. Full eligibility guidance is available in the Guidance Notes which are included in the Application Pack at the foot of this page.
The Youth Panel Fund has three main aims and accompanying outcomes that they wish to see delivered in Perth and Kinross: