The Trust looks after a charitable fund from which grants to organisations working with young people in the Edinburgh and Lothian area are distributed.

The Trust's charitable fund was established in August 1993 following the sale of Ponton House, a former boys' home. The Trustees determined to move from the outdated residential support service for disaffected boys to a broader role of supporting young people in need in the Edinburgh area. It has been making grants since then, distributing over £1 million over this period.

You will find information about the Trust's grant making, examples of its funded activity, and advice on applying for a grant elsewhere on this site.  An application form can be downloaded, and details of the criteria which should be met are also provided.

The Trust is supporting Youth Scotland’s Action Fund in response to Covid-19 and its consequences. Further information about the fund can be accessed by visiting their site. Please also refer to our News page.

Recent Awards

For the latest information on grants that we have awarded, visit our News pages.