The Trust was established in 1954 by a testamentary deed and is managed by a Board of Trustees. The funds available for charitable use come from both investments and income from property in Leith built by Mr Samuel Hunter, Miss Hunter’s father.
The Trust Philosophy
Intending applicants should read about our general philosophy before applying for funding to ensure that their application for grant-aid is considered suitable by the Trustees.
Miss Hunter set as the main aims of the Trust to assist charitable organisations which:
- help the blind in Scotland
- are researching into the cause, cure or alleviation of cancer, arthritis or tuberculosis
- help disabled people
- help with the training and education of disadvantaged people
However Miss Hunter gave the Trustees wide discretion to work within and beyond these stated aims.
The Trustees continue to stay close to Miss Hunter’s original aims but within these wish to ensure that their funds are channelled towards current needs relevant to today’s society and that their grants should be effective and have impact.
Neil D S Paterson (Chairman)
Alison M Campbell
Andrew P Gray
Walter N J Thomson
Jane S Paterson
Trustees Annual Report and Accounts
Download our most recent Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts
The Trust is supported by, and based at, Pagan Osborne in Edinburgh