John Watson’s Trust

REGISTERED IN SCOTLAND CHARITY NO SC0014004

PURPOSES

To award grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged.

WHO MAY APPLY

  • Both individuals and organisations.
  • The Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians but grants may be awarded Scotland-wide depending on each individual case.
  • The Trust cannot routinely accept requests for day school or university fees, but grants are occasionally made for funding school expenses such as equipment, outings and tuition. School boarding fees may qualify for grants in exceptional cases where personal circumstances make boarding necessary.

EXAMPLES OF GRANTS

  • Dyslexia tuition
  • School trips (must be applied for by the school and not individuals)
  • Bus passes
  • School expenses such as books and equipment
  • Laptops where there is a special education need

HOW TO APPLY

All applications deadlines for 2017 have now passed.

Applications deadlines for 2018 are:
26 January; 16 March; 25 May; 3 August; 2 November.

Check which of the following applications applies to you.

Individuals

  • Download form for printing
  • Download explanatory notes
  • Applications cannot be considered without at least one supporting letter from a professional such as a teacher, social worker or GP. They need to explain why funding is required. The more references the better.

Organisations

Teachers – School trips

  • Download form for printing
  • Schools may apply for help towards individuals or classes attending an educational outing or residential trip.
  • We'd love to hear how your trip went. Why not upload a video here to tell us all about it.

Boarding fees

  • Application form for printing
  • Explanatory notes
  • Awards for boarding fees may be given in exceptional cases where personal circumstances make boarding a necessary option. Applications cannot be considered without at least one supporting letter from a professional such as a teacher, social worker or GP.

TRUSTEES

Caroline Docherty WS, Christine Brodie, Cllr Cammy Day, Fraser Falconer, Robin Garrett WS, Maureen Grant, John Harding-Edgar WS, Susie Jamieson, Kenneth Mackay WS, Richard Murray WS, Karen Phillips WS, Gordon Wylie WS.

Clerk and Treasurer

Anna Bennett WS

TO MAKE A GIFT OR DONATION

All contributions are welcome. For further information, or a gift aid donation form, please contact Anna Bennett WS.

FUTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about John Watson’s Trust, contact James Hamilton.