Most monetary awards usually lie between £5,000 and £25,000 but larger awards, including capital grants, are sometimes given. A small grants programme facilitates awards of up to £5,000. Occasionally recurring grants are made for periods of up to three years.
There are 3 levels of monetary awards: small, medium and large. Each level has its own specific governance arrangements and internal processes
The themes and sub-themes define the scope of The Trust’s charitable work under its Charitable Donations Policy. The themes are listed below. The sub-themes are detailed separately in the document at the bottom of the page and are not listed in any priority order.
Donations are given only to organisations registered as charities and are always dependent on funding availability.
Trustees reserve the right to make changes to the themes and sub-themes and to make judgements on applications which do not qualify for support.
Theme 1: Services and Sea
Theme 2: Education and Training
Theme 3: Children and Youth (See Note 1)
Theme 4: Science, Engineering and Technology
Theme 5: Agriculture and Horticulture
Theme 6: Tarland and the Local Area