Applications for support are invited from individuals and organisations.

Applications from Individuals

Grant applications will be considered from people residing in Perth and Kinross for the following purposes:

  • Voluntary work overseas and overseas youth group visits organised by a registered charity, school or youth organisation equipped to manage such trips.
  • Further education by students wishing to pursue a career such as Music, Performing Arts and Sport.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their efforts to part-fund the project themselves and any other fundraising being undertaken. In special circumstances other applications from individuals will be considered. All relevant supporting documents should be submitted with the application.

Appplications from Charities and Organisations

Grant applications will be considered from charities and organisations based in Perth and Kinross or working within Perth and Kinross. Other applications may be considered if there is a connection to Perth and Kinross or are one off/urgent situations in need of support. The charity or organisation should provide a financial contribution to the project from their own resources and/or fundraising efforts.
A copy of the charity or organisation’s most recent Annual Report and Accounts should be provided at the time of application.


Applications may also be sent to:
The Secretary, Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust, Kirklands, Kirkton of Mailer Road, Perth, PH2 0SS or by email

Applications should be submitted no later than 21 days prior to the meeting.
The dates of the forthcoming meetings are:

16 April 2024

22 July 2024


Any decision lies solely at the discretion of the Trustees.  No explanation will be given and there is no appeal.

Repeat applications are not normally considered.

A grant must be expended for the stated objective and any unused balance must be returned.

The applicant may be requested to provide further information.

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Calamity Jane

The Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust was pleased to support Perth Amateur Operatic Society's run of Calamity Jane. Wow! What a show! Congratulations to everyone who made it such a success - the cast, orchestra and all those backstage and front of house. Photo...

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Saving Lives at Sea

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Perthshire Primary School Birdbox Project

Perthshire Primary School Birdbox Project

Perthshire Primary Schools Birdbox Project is being delivered by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust in partnership with GreenTweed Eco. The project aims to provide young people with bird boxes and information on how to monitor them and care for the birds...

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Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust Charity
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