The Shetland Charitable Trust supports through funding a number of charitable organisations and projects, where there is a clear benefit to the Shetland community.
Children’s Befriending Scheme
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
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.
Disability Shetland Recreational Club
To support the efforts of disabled people to realise their full potential in all areas of life.
New Shetlander - VAS
A magazine that provides an important opportunity supporting writers in Shetland dialect to get their stories and poetry published.
Relationships Scotland – Couple Counselling Shetland
Helps couples resolve or reduce the extent and severity of the problems in their relationships.
Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival
Promotes and helps ensure the continued survival and development of Shetland traditional music both inside and outside Shetland.
The Shetland Amenity Trust
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.
The Shetland Churches Council Trust
Accepts and administers funds for charitable objects of Christianity for the benefit of the Shetland community.
Shetland Link Up
Benefit the community and people of Shetland by offering support and relief to, and facilitating friendship for, those affected by mental ill health.
Shetland Folk Festival
Provides folk music and promotes the Shetland folk music, dance and culture.
Shetland Recreational Trust
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.
The Swan Trust
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.
Women’s Royal Voluntary Service - Shetland
Enables older people in Shetland to get more out of life by delivering practical support through the power of volunteering.
Voluntary Action Shetland
VAS provide a central point for advice and information to the voluntary sector in Shetland.
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.
Support to the Rural Care Model
Subsidises the cost of having small care homes in rural areas.
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.
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.