The Path Trust

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope


The main focus of the Trust is mental health. Our aim is to give hope and help to those with mental health issues, the homeless, chronically sick children…our boundaries are wide.

The Trustees recognise that there are many well established charities which already support these client groups. We are interested in identifying opportunities for existing charities to work together and explore new ideas. We see our role as enabler – supporting pilot projects, funding what we can (we are a small trust) and sourcing other supporters if necessary.

What we have done so far!

The Path Trust is currently involved in three projects, all based in NE England (…so far)!Shoes 21Web

  • No Barriers project. The Trust has initiated a partnership project between the Homeless charity Crisis and a National Trust property, Seaton Delaval Hall. The Path Trust is providing a small grant towards an initial taster event which will involve Crisis members in a range of arts activities at Seaton Delaval. 

  • The Great Northern Children’s Hospital, Newcastle – we are funding a pilot project which brings art therapy to chronically sick children, working in partnership with the Musselburgh-based charity The Teapot Trust. 

  • Lindisfarne - a grant has been awarded to the National Trust towards the restoration of a series of Lutyens windows.

Making A Difference

Priority will be given to activities that have a focus on Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Newcastle upon Tyne area but consideration will be given to projects throughout the UK that do one or more of the following:

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  • Work in the area of mental health and/or provide support to alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for individuals and their families who are experiencing mental health issues including dealing with issues of social isolation and respite care.

  • Promote the advancement of health with a focus on heart and stroke issues. 

  • Support at risk historic buildings and environments restricted to townscape, open, green spaces, woods etc. 

  • Support architectural education.

  • Support architectural building projects and restoration.

The Trust may also provide scholarships to Architecture students showing excellent potential but who are also facing financial hardship.  These scholarships will be available to students who are from Edinburgh, East Lothian, Newcastle or Sunderland.   Scholarship applications need to include a letter of recommendation from the University to confirm academic excellence.   For more information about scholarships please contact Foundation Scotland 

How to Apply

For grants under £2000 please contact Annabel Bath to discuss your application.  T: 0131 524 0351 or E:

The Trust may, very occasionally, consider applications for larger grants if funds allow.  Please send an enquiry form to Foundation Scotland here if you have a project which strongly meets the priorities above and you are looking for over £2,000.  

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