Forever Fund Projects

The funds raised through the sale of land has allowed the Trust to fund a number of local projects each year.

To date, North Berwick Trust Ltd has awarded a total of £1,421,644.21 to support individuals and organisations living or operating within North Berwick.

The Trust are proud to have supported 191 projects for the benefit of our local community. These projects have been wide-ranging from across our funding themes including support for the Lobster Hatchery, North Berwick Rugby and Football Club, North Berwick Environment and Heritage Trust and Fringe by the Sea.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Trust also took action by offering unprecedented relief grants for local businesses. We are delighted to have been able to support 53 local businesses and groups, including the North Berwick Community Council Resilience Effort.

In our most recent grants round (autumn 2023), the Trust awarded £167,188 to support 15 projects, as listed below. As usual, the projects are very diverse and will benefit a wide cross-section of the community.

Name of Awardee
Name of Awardee
Award (£)
Bass Rock Community Group
North Berwick Window Wanderland 2024.
Edinburgh Palette
‘Growing Together’ – Construction of wheelchair accessible path at Law allotments.
Fringe By The Sea Ltd
‘North Berwick Trust Hub’ – Free community space to enjoy at FBTS in 2024, 2025 and 2026.
Herbspace CIC
Schools Wellbeing Project to strengthen confidence, mental wellbeing and resilience in our young people.
Individual Applicant
Contribution towards a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for a North Berwick resident with disabilities and their family.
Individual Applicant
‘Windows to the Past’ – Delivery of a historical photographic exhibition on NB high street in 2024.
Keep The Heid
Mental Health Cafe in North Berwick.
Law Out of School Care Network.
North Berwick Playgroup – Project encompassing a community approach to childcare from 2 – 12 years old via creche, playgroup and out of school club.
NB Area Children and Youth Network
Support from the Start – Delivery of family learning sessions and bursaries for children age 0-8 years.
NB Area Health and Wellbeing Network
‘Kindness Cooperative’ foodbank – Delivering weekly food parcels to North Berwick families struggling financially.
NB Coastal Communities Museum Trust
Funding towards a new museum quality display case for exhibitions in 2024 and beyond.
NB Day Care Association Ltd
‘Reach Out’ project – to improve quality of life for older NB residents and their families/carers.
NB Duke of Edinburgh
Community group established to support our young people progress through the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme.
NB Kayak Club
Funding towards the purchase of an additional kayak to suit smaller adults/young people.
North Berwick Youth Project
Funding to secure a full-time Lead Youth Worker for 3 years.

The General Grants fund will open twice in 2024:

Spring 2024

Open for applications from Wednesday 27th March. 

Deadline Wednesday 8th May at 12 noon. 

Autumn 2024

Open for applications from Wednesday 21st August. 

Deadline Wednesday 2nd October at 12 noon. 

The Trust welcomes applications for up to £32,000 from organisations, charities or individuals in need who live or operate within North Berwick. For more information, see our Forever Fund page.

If you would like to discuss potential applications or need help in applying, please contact the Trust’s Grants and Communications Manager on 07874625206 or email [email protected].

Click on the images below to read more about the projects funded by North Berwick Trust.

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