You can apply to The Holywood Trust for a grant if you are a young person, normally resident in Dumfries and Galloway and require financial support to move your life forward in some way.

Our focus is primarily on young people aged 15 – 25 years, however we will consider grants for younger vulnerable children if they are preventative measures in relation to health or social disadvantage, or if a child has an exceptional talent and requires funding to further this.

Examples of the support provided from Holywood Trust:

  • purchase household items for a young person leaving care
  • contribution towards College and University Expenses (but not 2nd or Post Graduate Degrees)
  • participation in sporting and cultural activities at regional, national or international level
  • purchase musical instruments, or sporting equipment

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you are in any doubt, look at the Case Studies, or Questions and Answers section, or contact the Trust, where we will be pleased to speak with you.

We do not make retrospective (backdated) awards and at least 4 weeks should be allowed for your application to be processed.

When returning our application form please ensure you have sufficient stamps to post a large letter.

If we are unable to give you a grant, we will try to help you identify other possible funders.