Funding available from charitable trust

Published: Monday 4 December 2023

The photo shows the council's headquarters building on Almada Street, Hamilton.

Applications are open for funding from the South Lanarkshire Charitable Trust.

The purpose of the trust is for the prevention or relief of poverty within South Lanarkshire and is administered by trustees who are appointed by the council.

Local community organisations and groups are now being invited to apply for funding from the trust.

Established by the council in 2019, the budgets for the trust are broken down into specific areas.

The total amount available for distribution from each sub fund of The South Lanarkshire Charitable Trust in 2023/2024 is shown below.

  • East Kilbride Area sub fund – £500
  • Cambuslang and Rutherglen Area sub fund – £500
  • Clydesdale Area sub fund – £1,499
  • Leadhills Area sub fund – £3,673
  • Hamilton Area sub fund – £3,693

Applications will be considered on their individual merits and to ensure that funding is spread across as many groups as possible, any funding awarded may be less than the amount applied for.

Groups who are eligible to apply must be based in South Lanarkshire and non-profit making, have an adopted constitution or set of rules and have a bank or building society account in the name of the organisation and keep audited accounts (or income and expenditure accounts).

Applications will note be considered from individuals, organisations who promote or support political aims and objectives, profit making groups, groups which only exist to benefit members financially, churches, Sunday schools and religious groups to promote religious activities.

Applications will be considered for working in the community as long as the funding is used for the community side of the group's work and not for religious activities.

Application forms can be requested by email, and completed application forms should be returned no later than 5 January 2024 to: The South Lanarkshire Charitable Trust, Finance Services, Floor 4 Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA. The forms can also be sent back by email.