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The MacRobert Trust

What The Trust will support:

The Trust’s annual monetary donations are only awarded to registered charities and are always dependent upon funding availability.  Donations are given to activities defined by a set of themes and sub-themes which are more fully defined on The Trust’s website.

Theme 1:    Services and Sea
Theme 2
:    Education and Training
Theme 3
:    Children and Youth
Theme 4
:    Science, Engineering and Technology
Theme 5
:    Agriculture and Horticulture
Theme 6
:    Tarland and the Local Area

In addition, The Trust runs two grant schemes:  an Educational Grants Scheme and a Horticultural Training Scheme.  The Trust also has two principal awards:  The MacRobert Award for engineering innovation, administered through the Royal Academy for Engineering, and The MacRobert Prize for graduating Royal Air Force officers, administered through the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell.  See The Trust’s website for further details of the grant schemes and awards.

The Trust’s own 7,000-acre farming and forestry estate also supports charity-associated work where access to the countryside, the provision of environmental and ecological protection and community development in the broadest sense are all central themes.

What The Trust will not support:

  • Organisations based outside the UK
  • Individuals except through The Trust’s own training schemes
  • General or mailshot appeals
  • Political and religious organisations
  • Retrospective applications
  • Student bodies as opposed to universities
  • Departments within a university unless the appeal gains the support of and is channelled through the Principal
  • Fee-paying schools, except through The Trust’s own Educational Grants Scheme for children who are at, or need to attend, a Scottish independent secondary school
  • Expeditions, except through recognised bodies such as the British Schools Exploring Society (BSES)
  • Community and village halls other than those in Tarland and the local area

Applications must be sent in hard copy and NOT by email.  Visit website for full details

Last updated: February 9, 2016