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The purpose of the trust are to benefit trusts, organisations, institutions, societies or bodies established for charitable purpose as trustees at their sole discretion may from time to time select. They tend to favour childrens, health, carers and church charities.
Funds major, world-class events which are raising the profile of Scotland’s Perfect Stage around the world. Events supported through the International Funding Programme must: - Generate substantial economic benefits for Scotland through increased visitation including tourists, spectators and participants - Highlight Scotland as an events and tourism destination through high profile, international media coverage - Enhance Scotland’s opportunities to host further major events
The purpose of the FWDF is to provide employers with flexible workforce development training opportunities to support inclusive economic growth through up-skilling or re-skilling of employees. The Fund is in addition to apprenticeship support, access to which is available to all employers in Scotland; and Individual Training Accounts (ITAs), which provide eligible individuals with the opportunity to undertake learning opportunities to develop their skills for employment. The FWDF may be particularly beneficial in addressing skills gaps and training needs of the older workforce.
Grants are given to help educate and inform people about financial literacy, consumer or debt issues. There is a different themed round each year. The September 2021 grant round is Life Changing Transitions which will focus on building financial capability skills and assisting groups who support bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationship breakdown, homelessness, offenders and resettlement. Future grants rounds will be Living with Long Term Challenges (February 2022).
The fund supports the town and citizens of Arbroath by improving the amenities of the Town or assisting in the furtherance of the social and cultural activities of its citizens. In practice it gives primarily to local youth, sport, recreation, arts and musical groups. The Trustees also have regard to the Local Corner of the Arbroath Public Library with particular reference to the preparation and keeping of genealogical and family records appertaining to Citizens of the town of Arbroath and to any museum which may be formed in conjunction with the buildings of the said Library.
The Trustees invite applications which widen engagement and involvement in Scouting and Guiding – in particular, the Trustees welcome applications that will encourage people to engage with scouting or guiding who have not previously done so. They also look for projects that will have a legacy beyond the initial expenditure of the grant e.g. through the purchase of equipment that can be used in later years or by encouraging engagement of people, some of whom may then remain involved in the long term. The Trust already gives hundreds of grants a year. The Peter Sell Annual Award will cover something different to the normal range of Grants made by The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust.