- 20th February 2013Historic day as independent trustees take up seats
- 25th October 2012Governance of Shetland Charitable Trust - Appointment of Independent Trustees
- 18th October 2012Governance of Shetland Charitable Trust's Subsidiary Companies
Who We Fund
The Shetland Charitable Trust supports through funding a number of charitable organisations and projects, where there is a clear benefit to the Shetland community:
The Children’s Befriending Scheme - VAS is available for young persons aged 7-15 years old who lack consistent positive adult role models and who would benefit from regular one on one contact from an adult befriender.
Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community in Shetland, by the advancement of education, the protection of health and the relief of poverty, sickness and distress.
Promotes opportunities for enterprise, work and life skills training and community service for people with learning difficulties in Shetland.
To support the efforts of disabled people to realise their full potential in all areas of life.
A magazine that provides an important opportunity supporting writers in Shetland dialect to get their stories and poetry published.
Helps couples resolve or reduce the extent and severity of the problems in their relationships.
Promotes and helps ensure the continued survival and development of Shetland traditional music both inside and outside Shetland.
Benefits all ages across Shetland. In particular, strengthening the cultural identities within communities and preserving Shetland’s heritage for future generations.
Supports and encourages the continual development of all art forms.
Accepts and administers funds for charitable objects of
Christianity for the benefit of the Shetland community.
Benefit the community and people of Shetland by offering support and relief to, and facilitating friendship for, those affected by mental ill health.
Provides folk music and promotes the Shetland folk music, dance and culture.
Provides, or assists in the provision of, facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the condition of life for the inhabitants of Shetland.
Promotes and advance the education of young people up to
the age of 25 and in particular between the ages of 14 and 21
Restored and re-rigged the ‘Swan’ so that she may be preserved and available to the public as a working part of Shetland’s maritime and fishing heritage for future generations.
Enables older people in Shetland to get more out of life by delivering practical support through the power of volunteering.
Arts Grant Scheme
Financially assist and support community groups and individuals with a wide range of arts projects and activities.
Bus Service for the Elderly and Disabled
Provide daily transport services to and from social work establishments to enable clients to access facilities.
Christmas Grant Scheme
A grant paid to all pensioners and disabled persons in Shetland that meet the required criteria.
Community Development Grants
An open grant aid scheme designed to support local voluntary organisations and community groups to develop and deliver projects and/or activities that meet community needs and make a lasting difference in the community.
Community Support Grants
An open grant aid budget designed to assist community groups and voluntary organisations that cater for under 18’s or junior sections of adult groups, or additional support needs participants with their annual operating and programme costs.
Employment of Disabled
The Shetland Charitable Trust contributes to salary costs of some disabled employees in Shetland.
Equalisation of Charges
Subsidises care charges so that the maximum amount a client will pay is equal to a benchmarked figure based on COLSA recommendations.
Local Charitable Organisations
A source of funding for voluntary organisations that provides care and/or welfare activities and services in the community.
Planned Maintenance Programme
Ensures that certain buildings, equipment and other assets that the Shetland Charitable Trust have invested in are well maintained and in good working condition.
Senior Citizens Clubs
A source of funding to support clubs with their annual programme costs.
Sheltered Housing Heating and Lighting
Subsidised charge designed to give the sheltered housing tenant group ‘peace of mind’ over their fuel costs by setting an affordable weekly charge to assist with budgeting.
Shetland Field Studies Service
Provide a field studies service for the people of Shetland with a particular focus on supporting schools in their work in this area.
Social Assistance Grants
Grants to individuals who meet the Charitable Trust criteria and who have been assessed as being in need of material or financial assistance.
Springfield Running Costs
Provide holidays for disabled people and their families or carers.
Community Action for Trauma Support (CATs) Scanner Appeal
The Shetland Charitable Trust made a donation of £600,000 to the CATs charity.