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The Rooney Family Foundation

Grant size Up to £5,000
City of Edinburgh
Scottish Borders
Key dates  
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and please allow 4-6 weeks for a decision.

About this fund

The Rooney Family Foundation was set up by members of the Rooney family, who are Trustees, to provide financial support for disadvantaged children and their families.


Purpose of this fund

The aim of the fund is to support organisations and projects providing vital care and support to disadvantaged children with disabilities, and their families, in the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh City.

Additional criteria

The fund will consider support for respite holidays for families, and any special equipment needs for the children.

Please note that costs related to a specific project/item which benefits the children/family directly are a priority over general organisational running/salary costs which won't be considered.

Organisations must be based in Scottish Borders or Edinburgh City only.

Please note there is an annual income cap of £100,000 for organisations to apply. 

Who can apply?

All applicants must fit Foundation Scotland's funding criteria. Before progressing with your application please visit our Common eligibility criteria

What can’t be funded?

At Foundation Scotland we have some standard exclusions that apply to all funds. Before progressing with your application please visit What can't be funded.

Organisations outside the stated local authority areas.

Organisations with an income of more then £100,000 in the most recent financial year.

General organisational running/salary costs. 

How are decisions made?

The Trustees of the Rooney Family Foundation make the final decisions on applications presented to them on a rolling basis.  For more information on our decision making processes, please visit how funding decisions are made.

Contact information

For application process and technical enquiries

Central Systems Support

For criteria and fund priority enquiries

Jennifer Malcolmson, Funds Adviser

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