The Turtleton Charitable Trust

Turtleton Charitable Trust | Turcan Connell

The Turtleton Charitable Trust was established under a Deed of Trust in 2007 with the particular aim of supporting heritage and the arts, principally in Scotland. The Trustees also consider a limited number of applications each year in aid of charities supporting the disadvantaged and the advancement of education.

Application criteria

Charitable purposes: The Turtleton Charitable Trust makes grants to charities which work in the following fields:

  • The advancement of the arts, culture and heritage – the Trustees particularly favour heritage and the visual arts, but other aspects of the arts and culture will be considered. The vast majority of grants are made in this field.
  • Support of the disadvantaged and the advancement of education – the Trustees consider only a small number of grants in this field in any one year.
  • Please note that the Trustees are unlikely to entertain applications which fall outside these two main areas.

Geographical spread:

The Trustees prefer causes in Scotland.

Size of award made:

The Trustees typically make awards of between £5,000 and £25,000 available. Larger grants or multi-year commitments are available only in limited circumstances at the Trustees' discretion.


Please note that The Turtleton Charitable Trust makes grants to charitable bodies only. Applications by individuals will not be considered.

How to apply

Applications should be made in writing on no more than 3 sides of A4 via the online application form. If your charity does not have access to email, a hard copy application may be sent to: The Turtleton Charitable Trust, Turcan Connell, Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE. Postal applications should be marked for the attention of Kenneth Pinkerton.


Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund

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Magic Little Grants

Magic Little Grants 2019 Small charities and community groups that are either in their first year of operation or have an annual income of under £250,000 are being offered the chance to apply for a grant of £500 to help them to deliver engaging physical involved in running new or existing activities that inspire people to participate in sports or exercise. The aim is to improve the physical health of the people who take part. Deadline: 30th November 2019

Still Time to Grab A Grant for 2019

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Think Health Think Nature Grant

Think Health Think Nature small grant fund has just opened. Closing date25th November. The overall aim of the fund will be to encourage

  • More people to use the outdoor environment
  • Contribute to reducing health inequalities

The fund is for projects between £1,500 and £5,000, to apply you must be a not for profit, community group or organisation providing a service or benefit within Highland Council area. The fund is available for a wide range of activities in nature including


  • Cycling & walking
  • Relaxation
  • Sport and physical activity
  • Gardening & farming
  • Play &outdoor learning


To find out more and how to apply go to