JOHNNY PATON MEMORIAL FUND

The Rev. Johnny Paton Fund is intended to help children and young people up to 21 years of age overcome financial barriers to taking part in educational or training activities.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from or on behalf of young people up to 21 years of age and resident on Mull, Iona, Ulva, Gometra or Erraid.

Information and Guidance

  • Grants of up to £1,000 are available
  • Successful applicants must complete reporting forms post funding and provide proof of purchases with receipts and a breakdown of spending. Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis
  • Applications should provide information on what expenditure is for
  • If awarded, you will be expected to spend the grant within six months and provide evidence of how it has been used. You may not re-apply for the same project within 2 years of a grant
  • The fund will focus on the following priorities:

      1. Johnny enjoyed the outdoors. Applications e.g. for residential outward-bound courses or mountain leadership training would be considered

      2. Johnny would have been keen to support young people seeking to go to college or university, or to gain a formal apprenticeship. Bursary applications for college or university courses, or costs for an employer wishing to take on an apprentice would be considered e.g. to help with paying the apprentice whilst he/she is at college and not working for the company

      3. Johnny was particularly interested in Scottish traditional music and singing, Gaelic language and culture and classical music. Applications for short term residential courses or longer-term college or university courses would be considered

GRANT SIZE

Up to £5,000

NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE

5pm February 18, 2022

APPLY NOW

Please email your completed application form to admin@thewaterfallfund.co.uk