PF Charitable 
Trust

Background

The London based PF Charitable Trust has been using Foundation Scotland to distribute funds in Scotland since 1997, distributing over £800,000 in its name during this time.  The PF Charitable Trust's funding policy is to support work at community level and the Foundation provides a valuable service in targetting appropriate groups.

Priorities

Grants between £500 and £2,000 are available to Registered Charities only; meeting one or more of the following priorities:

  • Disability

  • Health

  • Children and Families

  • Youth work

  • Elderly

 

Eligibility Checklist

  • Only Registered Charities can apply, please do not continue if you are not registered on OSCR. 

  • Annual income in the most recent financial year must be £250,000 or less

  • A bank account must be set up in the name of the group

  • There must be at least 3 unrelated members on your management committee

  • Committee meetings must have a quorum of at least 3 unrelated members present

  • There must be at least 2 unrelated cheque signatories

Exclusions

  • Organisations that are not registered charities on OSCR

  • Individuals

  • Advancement of religion or politics (including requests to support the core activities of religious or political groups)

  • The repayment of loans or payment of debts

  • Retrospective funding i.e. costs already incurred/activities already taken place

  • Trips abroad

  • Purchase of second hand vehicles

  • Payments towards areas generally understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities including schools. i.e. projects that take place in school, during school hours and/or only for the benefit of the pupils will not be considered. PTAs/Parent Councils can apply if appropriately constituted but must evidence the project has genuine wider community benefit.

  • 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

Timescales

This is a rolling programme. 

Please allow 10 weeks for a decision - your project start date should not be less than 10 weeks from submitting your application as we are unable to fund retrospectively.

How to Apply

Please apply using the online application form

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