Funding news - 14/06/2017

Foundation Scotland Launches George and Grace Thomson Trust for Dundee

Foundation Scotland is now accepting applications from charitable and not-for-profit groups in Dundee to this new grants programme.

The George and Grace Thomson Trust is a family trust, set up in memory of George Thomson, who was MP for Dundee East in the 1950s and 60s, and his wife Grace Thomson. Foundation Scotland administers the Trust on behalf of the Thomson family.

Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available for charitable and not-for profit organisations based and working in Dundee.

The funding is for projects that benefit people in Dundee, particularly those which address poverty and social exclusion.

There is particular interest in projects which address the following issues:

  • Social exclusion.
  • Alleviation of poverty and disadvantage.
  • Empowerment (especially of women).
  • Asylum seekers.
  • Prevention of teenage homelessness.

Groups should use the online George and Grace Thomson Trust application form which can be found on the Foundation Scotland website along with the George and Grace Thomson Trust Programme Guidelines.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Turnaround time for decisions is 10 weeks.

Further information can be found on the Foundation Scotland website.

Source: Foundation Scotland, 14/06/2017