About the Trust

The Trust was established in 1954 by a testamentary deed and is managed by a Board of Trustees. The funds available for charitable use came from both investments and income from property in Leith built by Mr Samuel Hunter, Miss Hunter’s father.

The Trustees of the Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust have announced the sale of the Trust’s property portfolio in Leith, Edinburgh, to Places for People Scotland, a subsidiary of Castle Rock Edinvar, one of Scotland’s leading housing associations and a registered charity.  The Trustees are confident that Places for People Scotland have the expertise and resources to take management of the property portfolio forward and that the sale is in the best interests of the tenants.

The investment of the proceeds from the sale will enable the Trustees to carry out the specified wishes of Miss Hunter by maintaining the financial grants to registered charities which assist health and social welfare projects in Scotland.  These grants to charities currently support people suffering from arthritis and cancer, physical disability and mental health problems or learning disabilities, or provide education and training for disadvantaged people.

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 supported particular health and social welfare concerns. However Miss Hunter gave the Trustees wide discretion to work within and beyond these aims.

The Trustees continue to stay close to Miss Hunter’s original aims but within these wish to ensure that their funds are channeled towards current needs relevant to today’s society and that their grants should be effective and have impact.

You can find out more information on what we fund here

Walter N J Thomson (Chairman)
Keith A Burdon
Alison M Campbell
Elaine P Crichton
Norman M Dunning
John I Hume
Neil D S Paterson

Trust Manager
Sarah Wright

Trustees Annual Report and Accounts

Download our most recent Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts