Next Deadline Monday 14th January 2019

The Trust is currently receiving a higher than normal number of applications. If you are planning to make an application to the Trust for a grant over £2,500 the next deadline date is Monday 14th January 2019 If you application is selected it will go to a Trustees meeting in 019 or March/April 2019 depending on demand. Applications under £2,500.00 …

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Scottish Rural Parliament 2018 – Volunteers required!

Scottish Rural Parliament 2018 – Volunteers required! The Scottish Rural Parliament will take place on the 14/15/16th of November 2018 in Stranraer. The event takes place over three days and brings together 400 people from throughout Scotland. The event aims to raise the profile of rural needs and successes, connect rural community representatives with decision-makers, and share ideas and practice …

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Young Start is back! £18m available for youth-led projects

Scotland can apply for Young Start funding to help young people realise their potential. Following a brief pause to refresh the programme, Young Start is back with a life-changing £18 million pounds of dormant banks account funding available for projects that involve young people in their design, running and evaluation. The Young Start fund previously awarded £29.5 million to 693 …

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Aly retires from The Holywood Trust

Happy Retirement! Alison has been involved with the Trust for 37 years! This week she is not only retiring but is also celebrating a special birthday too! From all at The Holywood Trust we want to thank her for all her hard work over the years and wish her a very very happy retirement!

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Visit from Keswick Foundation

Today we met Fanny Wong Director of The Keswick Foundation and Heidi Wong Assistant Director. The Keswick Foundation is based in Hong Kong and also set up by Sir John Keswick and his daughter Maggie Keswick Jencks who also set up The Holywood Trust. The KeswickFoundation gives grants to Organisation whereas we do both Organisations and Individuals. 

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NEW Individual Application Forms

The Holywood Trust has made some adjustments to our Individual Application Form to comply with new GDPR legislation. If you have old versions please destroy them. New forms can be downloaded from our website www.holywood-trust.org.uk or call the office and we will post one out to you or call into our offices.

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Trustees Meeting in April

The Holywood Trust Trustees meet early April to considered an incredible 17 applications from organisations across Dumfries and Galloway.  The Holywood Trust has seen a large increase in applications coming into us. All relevant Organisations will be notified by email and will receive a letter in the next coming weeks detailing awards and any conditions attached to that award. Our …

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Youth & Philanthropy Initiative comes to D&G

Dumfries High School is excited to be involved in a new programme run by the Wood Foundation called the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative which all current S2 pupils will participate in during weekly health and wellbeing classes. The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy. Pupils taking part in …

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Annan Seaforth Tennis Club Opening

After four years of fundraising will come to fruition when Judy Murray and local man Willie Kirkwood officially open the courts on Monday 21st August.

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Project Scotland

ProjectScotland wants to help young people get on in life. We help 16-30 year olds in Scotland by setting them up with full time volunteering opportunities with Scottish charities: they get an experience of work and a chance to develop themselves, and the organisation gets their help – that means their energy, skills and talent. If you are a charity …

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