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 £1,056,295 to support individuals and organisations living or operating within North Berwick.

The Trust are proud to have supported 143 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, Carers of East Lothian and Fringe by the Sea.

During the recent 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 2021), the Trust awarded £83,948.49 to support 11 projects, as listed below. As usual, the projects are very diverse and will benefit a wide cross-section of the community.

Name of AwardeeProjectAward (£)
Coastal Communities MuseumScotland’s Year of Stories – Content production – For audio visual equipment and to produce content11436
Individual ApplicantGolf Sponsorship – To qualify and win Ladies European Golf Tour5000
Law Primary PTAProject Playground – For playground improvements to enhance the environment2682.50
NB Community Skate ParkNorth Berwick’s Skate Park – to redesign and rebuild NB skate park on the existing site20000
North Berwick Community CentreSupport from the Start – Emergency support fund for low-income families13000
North Berwick Community CouncilChristmas Lights – For a projector. Can be used to promote community events3000
North Berwick Highland GamesNB Highland Games 2022 – Contribution to core costs following losses due to cancellation10000
North Berwick In BloomNorth Berwick Floral Displays in 2022 – For plants, compost and associated items7500
North Berwick Pipe BandUniform for Beginners and equipment – To equip young beginner pipers and drummers3000
North Berwick PlaygroupSensory Playground Equipment – New outdoor play equipment for newly reformed NB Playgroup1535.99
NB Surf Life Saving ClubEstablish a Surf Life Saving Club in North Berwick – For life-saving equipment and to deliver training6804
TOTAL £83,958.49

General Grants rounds normally open twice-yearly in the spring and autumn.

The Trust is next open for applications from Wednesday 14th September 2022 at 12 noon.

The Trust welcomes applications for up to £30,000 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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