What we fund

Beneficiaries of grants must be within the Borough of Bolton.

Only registered charities, or not-for-profit organisations who are in the process of becoming a charity, will be considered.

The Trustees give priority to projects which help disadvantaged people or communities in Bolton, or provide for the relief of poverty. These have included projects which help elderly people or people with disabilities, young people, children and ethnic minority groups.

The Trustees will consider applications from organisations concerned with the Arts, especially where projects are likely to bring benefit to the community or to improve access or involvement by disadvantaged people.

The Trust does not consider applications from individuals or for Church restoration, medical appeals, expeditions and scholarships.

Grants are usually made on a ‘one off’ basis for capital items or specific projects. Occasionally grants may be concurrent for more than one year, but not usually more than three.

Complaints Procedure

In any one year the Trust receives twice as many applications for funding than it can afford to support. The Trustees go to considerable lengths to ensure that every appeal for funding that is within our stated funding guidelines receives a full and fair hearing. Any applicants or beneficiaries who feel that they have a grievance against the Trust should write to the Chairman of Trustees (marked Private and Confidential) who will respond following a period of consultation.

Sir Christopher Scott, Bt.
Chairman of Trustees
The Sir James & Lady Scott Trust
Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate
Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4PU