Highland Children’s Trust

Grants for disadvantaged children and young people who are under 25 and are residents of the Highlands.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

The governing body will consider applications for financial assistance to or on behalf of any child or young person not exceeding 25 years of age who are either orphans or whose circumstances are such that the trustees think that they should helped by the Highlands Children's Trust. Preference will always be given to children and young persons who are resident within Highland Council area.

Help available

Grants, loans or allowances may be made available to parents, guardians or directly to young persons over 18 years of age for the following purposes only:

  • To maintain the beneficiary in suitable accommodation while in need of care or while undergoing any form of full-time education
  • Educational needs
  • Helping someone gain employment, such as paying for travelling expenses, training or apprenticeship costs or temporary accommodation
  • Finding a suitable home once they leave care or are undergoing full-time education or an apprenticeship
  • Holiday grants when someone can't go on holiday otherwise. Priority will always be given to the provision of a holiday where the child or young person's health or medical condition indicates that they would benefit from the provision of a holiday.

What we can't help with

  • clothing or footwear
  • food
  • furniture
  • cars or similar items.

How to apply?

An application form is available from the Highland Children's Trust website or from the charity's address. Information about your financial situation will be required.

Benefits can only be made available to individuals - applications from Clubs or other similar organisations cannot be considered.

Grants are made available at the sole discretion of the governors. Availability of funds cannot be guaranteed at all times. Board meetings are infrequent and it can take six to eight weeks to deal with an application after a properly completed form is received.

Contact details

105A Castle Street
Inverness
Scotland
IV2 3EA
Telephone: 01463 243872
Email: info@hctrust.co.uk
Web: http://www.hctrust.co.uk

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