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For applications to be considered at the next Grants meeting, all forms and supporting evidence must be received by 11 March 2015

Future deadlines will be:
22 May 2015
31 July 2015
6 November 2015

John Watson's Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability, or who are socially disadvantaged. Grants are available to individuals or organisations working with eligible children and young people. Although the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, grants may be awarded Scotland wide depending on each individual case. John Watson’s Trust is a charity registered in Scotland under charity number SC014004.

The Trust cannot accept requests for day school or university fees however, grants may be made for funding school expenses such as equipment, outings and tuition.

There are four different forms:

INDIVIDUALS
Applications cannot be considered without at least one supporting letter from a professional such as a teacher, social worker or GP. They need to explain why funding is required.
Application form for printing
Explanatory notes

ORGANISATIONS
Please have a copy of your most recent accounts ready to upload.
NEW online application form
Application form for printing
Explanatory notes
We'd love to hear how your project went. Why not upload a video here to tell us all about it.

FOR TEACHERS - SCHOOL TRIPS
Schools may apply for help towards individuals or classes attending an educational outing or residential trip.
NEW online application form
Application form for printing
We'd love to hear how your trip went. Why not upload a video here to tell us all about it.

BOARDING FEES
Awards for boarding fees may be given in exceptional cases where personal circumstances make boarding a necessary option. Applications cannot be considered without at least one supporting letter from a professional such as a teacher, social worker or GP.
Application form for printing
Explanatory notes

Should you require any assistance completing your application please contact Laura Campbell at lcampbell@wssociety.co.uk or on 0131 225 0658.

NEW online application form