The Trust was set up many years ago to assist blind and partially sighted people. The Trustees have now resolved to use the Trust's annual income to provide a Musical Education Award and funding towards Educational Visits.
Musical Education Award
The Trustees make awards to blind and partially sighted people to support their learning and appreciation of music, generally, but not exclusively, at secondary level of school study or further education/degree study. This will be done by means of bursaries (normally tenable for one year with the possibility of renewal at the Trustees' discretion) and also grants for specific musical purposes. The Trusts funds are not extensive and preference will be given to persons resident, or normally resident, in Scotland.
An Application Form, Guidance Note and a Referee's Report Form are available to download from this website. The closing dates for receipt of both applications and the referee's report to support an application are 31 May and 30 November each year.
The Trustees also provide funding for organisations working with blind and partially sighted people towards the costs for visits to places of historical or other interest which would be of value to blind or partially sighted persons.