Established in 1909, the Sir James & Lady Scott Trust is able to award grants to charities based in Bolton.  Trustees give priority to projects which support disadvantaged individuals and communities.

The Trust makes up to 20 charitable donations a year with grant awards ranging from £250 to £3,000.  The Borough of Bolton is its beneficial area in recognition of the Scott family’s previous residence in Bolton and their strong interest in the town’s charitable work.