The Sir George Elliot Charitable Trust has over the years supported many different community initiatives and
projects. These have included the development of local hospices, the provision of facilities for the care of elderly, the development of community facilities such as information centres, halls, large theatre complexes, and so on. Various schools have received support for projects related to the extension of facilities that can also be used by the community.
The Trust has a preference to support the completion of a project rather than to be involved at the very early stages of fundraising. However it is also pleased to be aware of projects and needs as early as possible so that it can plan for possible applications in the future.
In considering applications the trust puts an emphasis on:
- The degree to which the project will benefit the wider community;
- The extent to which local groups and organisations have raised funds to the point of application.
The Trust will not provide support for operating costs, staffing or the purchase of vehicles and requires successful applicants to report to the Trust on community use of the facilities in each of the three years following the grant.