Charities & Grants

Registered charitable organisations give grants to assist people in need. Grants are given to people based on their personal circumstances, for example a job you've worked at or a health condition you may have

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You could be missing out on money which you never have to pay back. Use our Grants Search tool and we’ll match you to grants for which you may be eligible.


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RAF Benevolent Fund

We provide a range of financial grants to the RAF Family for those on low incomes or those struggling to cover unexpected or unaffordable one-off costs.

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Dr John Calder’s Fund

Grants for people who live within the parish of Old Machar Aberdeen for welfare and educational purposes. The charity also gives grants to organisations. Contact the charity for more information.

The Trustees, Dr John Calder’s Fund,
c/o Brodies LLP, 15 Atholl Crescent


Grants are available for residents of Scotland in need who are subject to a license/court order, or who have been released from prison in the last two years or young people who have been involved with criminal activity but who have not been dealt with by way of a custodial sentence.

Fund Administrator, The Sacro Trust
29 Albany Street

SSAFA Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need.

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Grants from RNIB

We offer grants to registered blind or partially sighted people for useful technology that can help them live independently.

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Grampian Opportunities

The main purpose of Craigmyle Community SCIO is to support applications that will improve the quality of life for disabled people.

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Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture, and their families

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The Mary Morrison Cox Fund

One off grants available to women in need who live in the parish of Dyce, Aberdeen to assist with general living expenses.

Contact the charity for more information.

The Mary Morrison Cox Fund
c/o AC Morrison and Richards, 18 Bon-Accord Crescent
AB11 6XY

Stroke Association

If you work with someone who has had a stroke, we have grants available. For a Life After Stroke application form and guidelines, call 0131 555 7240 or email

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Royal Society for the Support of Women of Scotland

The Society provides regular monthly grants for single women over 50 years of age who experience financial hardship and have been living in Scotland for at least two years. It does not make one-off or occasional single grants for specific items of expenditure.

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The Aberdeen Cheyne & Donald Trust Fund

The Charity provides regular or one-off grants to those in financial need.  To apply you must live in Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire or have a strong connection to that area. Be experiencing financial hardship, in particular due to reasons of age, ill-health or disability.

Complete a grant application form.

Send completed applications by 15 March or 15 September to:

The Aberdeen Cheyne & Donald Trust Fund SCIO
Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace
12-16 Albyn Place
AB10 1PS

The George, James & Alexander Chalmers Trust

Grants are available for women who live in Aberdeen who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.  Contact the charity for more information.

Storie, Cruden and Simpson
2 Bon Accord Crescent
AB11 6DH
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