Shetland Charitable Trust started life as Shetland Islands Council Charitable Trust (SICCT) in 1976 when Sullom Voe Terminal began operating.
Money was paid by the Oil Industry to Shetland as a way of compensating the people for the inconvenience of having the terminal based in Shetland. It was decided to establish a Charitable Trust to receive and disburse this money.
To see some examples of the organisations and individuals we fund see our who we fund page.
Shetland Charitable Trust has a board of 15 Trustees, made up of 7 Councillor Trustees and 8 Appointed Trustees. Recommendations are put forward to them by the staff of the Charitable Trust and the Trustees make the final decisions on what the money is spent on.
Find out more about the history of Shetland Charitable Trust.