The objective of the Mary Salmond Trust is to provide financial assistance to individuals and organisations in North East Scotland, which is defined as the local government area of Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen and Moray.
What the Trust supports
Maximum grant available – £500
What the Trust does not support
What the Trust is unlikely to support
The Trustees normally meet every three months. Applications should be submitted by 31 January, 30 April, 31 July or 31 October to be considered for the, February, May, August or November meeting. Applications received after these dates will be considered at the following Trustee meeting.
You are advised to submit your application as soon as it is ready. You will be informed of the Trustees decision within one month of the trustee meeting.
Please note, that as with other charitable trusts, The Mary Salmond Trust usually receives more applications than it has funds to support. Even if a project fits within the guidelines and a detailed assessment has been made the Trust may still be unable to make a donation.
Unsuccessful applicants must wait for 6 months after being notified before reapplying. Successful applicants must wait for at least 2 years from the time of receiving a grant before reapplying. Applications must state if a previous grant has been awarded, the amount of the award, and provide a report on the project for which the grant was received.
The Mary Salmond Trust was set up in 2007 by the former First Minister Alex Salmond in memory of his mother Mary Salmond.
In the year to 31 March 2020 the Trustees met 3 times and approved 23 applications for funding support totalling £8,826
The Mary Salmond Trust provides financial assistance to individuals and organisations in North East Scotland who meet set criteria.