Kilfinan

Trust

Background

Nick and Jane Ferguson, whilst based in London, have interests in the Kilfinan area of Argyll.  Nick and Jane set up the Kilfinan Trust and use Foundation Scotland to identify projects that they would like to support in the geographically defined area.  Nick in particular supports projects that encourage young people to learn economic skills to stay in the area whilst Jane's main interest is in helping young families facing rural isolation.

Aim

To support voluntary organisations and charities working in the Kilfinan area of Argyll and Bute.

Making A Difference

Projects that encourage young people to learn economic skills to stay in the Kilfinnan area.  Or alternatively to help young families facing rural isolation.

Exclusions

  • Individuals
  • Groups whose annual income in the current or previous financial year is over £250,000.
  • Groups with fewer than 3 members on their management committee or board.
  • Groups whose grant request is for the advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups) 
  • Groups whose grant request is for less than 25% of the total project costs 
  • The purchase of second hand vehicles 
  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts
  • Costs already incurred or activities which will take place before we have made a decision on an application (retrospective funding) 
  • Trips abroad 
  • Payments towards areas generally understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities. 
  • Groups who will then distribute the funds as grants or bursaries 
  • General fundraising appeals or activities
  • Applications that are for the sole benefit to flora and fauna. Applicants are invited to demonstrate the direct benefit to the local community and/or service users in cases where the grant application is concerned with flora and fauna. 
  • Projects which do not benefit people in Scotland

How to Apply

 If you feel that your project may be eligible please complete the large grant enquiry form.  Only if the project is deemed to be a strong fit with the Trust will you be contacted regarding a full application.  Please allow 2 weeks for a response.

 

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