Grants to charities and other organisations to support gardeners, retired gardeners and the preservation of gardens throughout the United Kingdom. Additionally, funding can support a wide range of activities.
The WS (Writers to the Signet) Society is the incorporated body of Scottish lawyers established over 500 years ago and is one of the oldest incorporated bodies in Scotland for public benefit. The Society's aims are to:
- Advance and disseminate knowledge and education in law and legal practice for public benefit.
- Advance the arts, heritage and culture through the Signet Library and its collections.
- Promote equality and diversity and advance citizenship and community development.
The WS Society administers the Cruach Trust, providing financial support for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom. The trustees also have discretion to make donations to a wide range of organisations in the UK (and abroad).
Objectives of Fund
Primarily, the Cruach Trust financially supports gardeners, retired gardeners and preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom. The Trust also supports a wide range of charitable projects and activities, including medical research, the arts, culture, the natural environment, education, or those experiencing hardship.
Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.
Match Funding Restrictions
Match funding is not a specified requirement.
Who Can Apply
Registered charities, societies, trusts or other groups in the UK may apply. Small Scottish charities and local charities are prioritised.
A range of activities are supported.
Previously funded projects include: horticultural apprenticeships; groups working with children, young carers, the elderly, vulnerable and homeless; gardens, wildlife and natural environment; music, the arts and cultural activities.
How To Apply
The closing date for applications is 10 September 2021.
Applications must be submitted online.
Contact the Cruach Trust for further information.
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
- Anna Bennett
The Signet Library
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Tel: 0131 220 3249
Email: [email protected]