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June and Douglas Hume Memorial Fund

Grant size Up to £2,000
All of Scotland
Key dates Programme now closed and will not re-open.

About this fund

June and Douglas Hume were much loved members of the Helensburgh community.  Douglas had been managing director and chairman of the board of James Howden & Co Ltd; founded by his great-great uncle James Howden. 

June and Douglas were an active couple who met in 1947 while sailing at Cowes.  Along with outdoor pursuits such as sailing, skiing, and fishing, they also enjoyed music and the arts.

After June died at the age of 77 from cancer, Douglas set up the June Hume Memorial Fund to support terminally ill individuals to enable them to stay in their own homes. When Douglas passed away in April 2009 the family renamed the fund, the June and Douglas Hume Memorial Fund.

Purpose of this fund

To provide financial assistance for terminally ill patients who wish to spend their final days in their own homes. These patients often require specialised equipment quickly and the fund aims to help meet this need by assisting with the purchase of aids such as baths and stair lifts, reclining beds and chairs, wheelchairs, and zimmer frames. The fund can also contribute towards house modifications to accommodate such equipment.

Additional criteria

Priority will be given to applicants from the West of Scotland and in particular the Helensburgh area.  However, other areas will be considered should funds allow.

Who can apply?

If you are applying for a grant in your own right, then you must also send us a letter from a medical practitioner supporting your application and send it with the completed form. By medical practitioner, we mean your GP, hospital consultant or other qualified doctor who is familiar with your case and can explain how the equipment or modifications will help you to continue living in your own home. Alternatively, the medical practitioner can apply on behalf of their patient.

What can’t be funded?

General household items that do not act as an aide to improve the individulals' quality of life at home.

How are decisions made?

Final decisions are made internally at Foundation Scotland in line with the guidance provided by the donor.

How to apply

Please contact Jennifer for an application form.

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

Jennifer McPhail, Fund Adviser