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The Trust is open to applications from individuals and community groups for the range of grants detailed in our schemes.  Application forms appear on the Grant System page of this website.  Applicants wishing  paper application forms can request these be sent in the mail by calling 07525120966.

For most application types the Trust gathers applications and processes these in Rounds.  There is a grant Round every two months.  On the dates shown below all completed applications received since the last Round closed are batched together and allocated for assessment.  Satisfactory applications are put to the Trust Board for decision around six weeks after the Round closing date.  This means that the earliest you can expect to get a decision on a grant application is usually as shown below.

Next Deadline – 

  • 21 August 2019  Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during September 2019 and considered by the Trust Board in early October 2019.
  • 21 October 2019  Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during November 2019 and considered by the Trust Board in early December 2019.
  • Apprentice Grant applications may be submitted at any time.  The Trust will prioritise this types of grant for an early decision.  Hardship Grant enquiries are generally passed to the Knockie Trust.

Applications for large grants for community groups (over £20k – a two part process) have a different timescale as they may be subject to additional assessment by the Trust and our funders including SSE.

If you want to find out more and to apply under the Trust’s Medical Adaptation Grant and Loan Award Scheme – for households in medical distress – Please contact the Project Coordinator on 07525120966  or the Trust Administrator at any time.   There are funds unallocated in the scheme (as at 19 August 2019)  admin@sfctrust.org.uk

Page Updated 19 August 2019