George and Grace Thomson Trust 

Background

The George and Grace Thomson Trust is a family trust, set up in memory of George Thomson, who was MP for Dundee East in the 1950s and 60s, and his wife Grace Thomson. Foundation Scotland administers the Trust on behalf of the Thomson family.

Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available.

Aim

The Trust has a special focus on projects benefiting people in Dundee, particularly those which address poverty and social exclusion.

Applications are particularly welcome which address the following issues:

• social exclusion
• alleviation of poverty and disadvantage
• empowerment (especially of women)
• asylum seekers
• prevention of teenage homelessness

Priorities

To be eligible applicant organisations must:
• Have a clear governing document/ constitution
• Have at least three unrelated members on the management committee/board
• Committee meetings must have a quorum of at least 3 unrelated members present
• Have independently examined annual accounts or a projection of income and expenditure if in the first year of operation.
• Have a bank account in the name of the group with at least two unrelated cheque signatories
• Have a policy if working with vulnerable adults/children
• Priority will go to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000 (flexibility will be given if the project is a particularly good match with the aims listed above)

Timescales

This is a rolling programme with no application deadlines. Turnaround time for decisions is 10 weeks from the receipt of application.

How to Apply

Please read our guidelines BEFORE applying using our online application.. 

Occasionally larger grants may be considered if the project is a particularly strong with the aims/ criteria. To enquire please contact Annabel Bath who manages the programme annabel@foundationscotland.org.uk

For general application enquiries please contact  our grants administrator, phone: 0141 341 4960 or email: grants@foundationscotland.org.uk

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