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Cervus Trust

Grant size No fixed amount
Key dates This fund is now closed to new applications. Please check the webpage again in March 2024.

About this fund

The Cervus Trust was set up in 2018 and has a keen interest in funding charitable activity in Fife but will consider projects across Scotland. The programme will make awards that support food poverty, mental health issues, the arts, education and disadvantaged families and children.

Purpose of this fund

The Cervus Trust is interested in supporting charitable activities under the following themes:

Food Poverty: projects that are empowering and help people to help themselves e.g. community growing projects rather than foodbanks.

Mental Health: projects targeting those with depression and anxiety, support for those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACES), projects that help to develop emotional resilience; projects supporting carers with their mental health.

The Arts: using arts, including music tuition, as an enabling tool to develop skills, confidence, and emotional wellbeing.

Education: projects which involve outdoor education and play are preferred. School-based initiatives will be a low priority unless they involve non-statutory provision and involve the wider community.

Disadvantaged families and children: support for projects that will help families and children to thrive.

Who can apply?

All applicants must meet Foundation Scotland's Common eligibility criteria, please check this list before starting your application. 

What can’t be funded?

Please read through the What we can't fund page, these exclusions apply to all Foundation Scotland funds.

How are decisions made?

For more details on our assessment processes please visit How funding decisions are made.

How to apply

This fund is now closed to new applications. Please check the webpage again in March 2024.

If you would like to review the questions you will be asked to answer before starting the form, you can see them here.

Contact information

For application process and technical enquiries

Central Systems Support

For criteria and fund priority enquiries

Fiona Mould, Funds Adviser