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Vacancy for new Trustees, February 2019

The Agnes Hunter Trust is looking to recruit 2 new Trustees to join the current Board, replacing 2 retiring members. In a voluntary capacity, these Trustees will attend all Board meetings in Edinburgh (typically 4-5/yr) and serve for a 5-year term, renewable for 3 years.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates to assist in the progression of the Trust and the grant award process, and the Board is keen to develop its diverse representation.

In particular, the Trust is seeking candidates with experience in:

  • legal matters, preferably in charity law
  • the voluntary sector, particularly those who have lived experience and/or involvement in service delivery

The Trust recognises the benefits of a diverse Board and therefore encourages applications from a range of backgrounds.

For an application pack with more details about the role, please contact the Trust Manager, Mrs Sarah Wright, at s.wright@agneshunter.org.uk or call 0131 538 5496.

The closing date for applications is midday Friday 8th March 2019.

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Launch of new grant policy, January 2019

Following a policy review exercise in 2018, the Board have devised a more streamlined approach to their areas of funding.

The Trust now has two key areas of funding support, which incorporate the four previous strands:

  • Charities that help disabled people.
  • Charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school.

The Trust seeks to encourage inclusion, integration and independence, and will provide financial assistance to registered charities delivering these types of services in Scotland.

Such charities may assist specific groups of people, for example those living with learning disabilities, mental ill health, specific types of cancer, cerebral palsy, autism, visual or physical impairments.  The term ‘Disadvantaged people’ includes those whose life experiences or environment have so far denied them opportunities to develop the skills to support themselves and contribute positively to society.

Further detail can be found on the What we fund page and the Restrictions page.