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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.

Deadlines – 

  • 21 February 2020 – Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during March and considered by the Trust Board in April.  Please note that this is the last chance to apply for an Energy Grant.
  • 21 April 2020 – Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during May and considered by the Trust Board in June.
  • 21 June 2020 – Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during July and considered by the Trust Board in August.
  • 21 August 2020 – Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during September and considered by the Trust Board in October.
  • 21 October 2020 – Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during November and considered by the Trust Board in December.
  • 21 December 2020 – Completed applications received by this date will be assessed during January 2021 and considered by the Trust Board in February 2021.
  • Apprentice Grant applications may be submitted at any time.  The Trust will prioritise this type of grant for an early decision. 
  • Hardship Grant enquiries may be made at any time and 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 Community Liaison Officer on 07525120966  or the Trust Administrator at any time.   There are funds unallocated in the scheme (as at 6 January 2020)  admin@sfctrust.org.uk

Page Updated on 6 January 2020