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Scottish Charity No. SC043010

St Andrews Community Trust

The St Andrews Community Trust was established through an agreement between the Community Council of St Andrews and St Andrews Links Trust . The purpose of the Trust is to distribute funds generated through the protection and trademark of the Town Crest of the Royal Burgh of St Andrews.
The Trust is administered by seven directors. The two Partner Directors appointed by St Andrews Community Council are Gordon Shepherd and Patrick Marks. Irene Morrison is the Partner Director appointed  by St Andrews Links Trust and Dominic Nolan is the Partner Director appointed by Fife Council. The three Co-opted Directors are Margaret Lees, Henry Paul and Daphne Biliouri-Grant .

Funds will be allocated to clubs, charitable organisations and good causes in and around the town. The board of Trustees comprises of two members from the Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council, one member of Fife Council and a representative from St Andrews Links Trust. Three local resident trustee positions complete the board. 

The Trust will consider donations to projects in the Operating Area being the area of the Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council and those contiguous community council areas surrounding St Andrews.

The Community Trust has funded 279 projects totalling £766,448 for 127 organisations and groups (as at February 2020) since it was set up in 2011.
The funded projects fall into six broad categories. These are Youth Groups, School and Educational Projects, Sports Clubs, Support Groups, Theatre and Entertainment and Environmental Projects. Comments from organisations about how the funding has helped them can be found under the "Latest News" tab to the left of this page.

If you think that your organisation has a project that might attract funding from the Community Trust why not read the Trusts Objectives and the application form both of which you can access from this web site. Please remember that the project does not have to meet all of the objectives to qualify for funding. The Trustees will normally look for some match funding from the applicants but may fund small projects without match funding. Applications can be made at anytime but will only be considered in detail at one of the three meetings which are normally held in February, June and October each year. Once you have made an application one of our Trustees will contact you to discuss the application.

Closing dates for applications to be considered at trustees meetings :

2020 :
16 January 2020
14 May 2020
10 September 2020