supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO (health and social welfare)
Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO was established to support registered charities delivering health and social welfare projects in Scotland. Applications must fit within one of the two policy areas:
charities that help disabled people such as those living with learning disabilities, mental ill health, specific types of cancer, cerebral palsy, autism, visual or physical impairments
charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. This includes those whose life experiences or environment have so far denied them opportunities to develop the skills to support themselves and contribute positively to society.
Priorities for the Trust include services or projects that focus on: self-management and awareness; advice, support and information; life-skills training; employability, particularly in relation to IT, literacy and numeracy; helping people participate and contribute to their community.
The Trust is particularly keen to hear from:
smaller charities with a strong local community presence
causes that do not have a strong public profile, including start-up organisations
charities developing innovative approaches, including pilot projects
Who can apply
The Trustees welcome relevant applications from independent organisations recognised as charitable by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in Scotland (OSCR). All funding requests must be for work within Scotland.
Maximum annual income: £1,000,000
How to apply
The Trust operates an online application process. Full guidance can be found on the Trust's website.
When to apply
There are two rounds of grants every year. The next deadline is 17:00 on 23 February 2023. These grant applications will be decided at the Board meeting on 01 June 2023.
The next round will open around the 22 June, with a deadline of 17 August. Those applications received will be decided at the Board meeting on 23 November 2023.