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.

Following the sale of the Trust’s property portfolio in Edinburgh during 2016, the proceeds have been invested in a stock market and securities portfolio. The income generated enables 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 first read about our general philosophy to ensure that their application 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 channelled 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

Trust Manager
Sarah Wright

Trustees Annual Report and Accounts

Download our most recent Trustees’ Annual Report and Accounts

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