Sportsmans Charity, Edinburgh, Scotland

Applying for funds

Applying for funds

Distribution policy

The Sportsman’s Charity (Scottish Charity No SC033982) was established in 1983 to raise and distribute funds to other charitable organisations.

Who can apply?

Organisations registered with OSCR or with the Charity Commission.  The Trustees will consider applications from charities working in Scotland in the fields of sport, children and young people, disability and the disadvantaged.

What we will fund

Over the years The Sportsman’s Charity has supported a wide range of charitable activities as can be seen from the list of beneficiaries. Our principle aim is to provide support which can make a significant difference to the delivery of existing activities, rather than funding running costs or overheads.  A major proportion of the distributed of funds is by grants to smaller charities and projects. In addition, each year the Charity identifies two partner organisations which will receive a significant proportion of the funds raised at The Sportsman’s Dinner. 

The Trustees meet regularly to consider distributions and will be entitled to support causes for which no formal appeal letter or application has been made.

What we will not fund

The Charity has limited funds at its disposal and restricted areas within which it operates and therefore cannot support all causes for which appeals are made.  The Charity does not support individuals or animal welfare charities. It will not fund running costs or overheads.

Size of distribution

Most distributions awarded have been in the range £500.00 - £5,000.00.  However, in addition, each year the Charity identifies two partner organisations which will receive a significant proportion of the funds raised at The Sportsman’s Charity Dinner. 

To make an application

To apply for assistance for your organisation from The Sportsman’s Charity, simply email info@sportsmanscharity.com. Please provide us with your details, details of the project for which you seek the support, and other funding applications that you have made. We will contact you to discuss your application

Forthcoming Events

Halloween SCREAM Ball

Saturday 27th October 2018

all events

Latest News

Event photos

Photo galleries available for 2017 events :-

Halloween SCREAM Ball
The Sportsman's Charity Golf Classic
The Sportsman's Charity Dinner

2017 Charity Dinner

The very successful Sportsman’s Charity Dinner 2017 was held at Prestonfield on Friday 3rd February 2017 on the eve of the Scotland v Ireland 6 Nations match, the main sponsor being Scotia Security Group.

The dinner raised over £60,000. This allowed us to support both our featured charities, Drum Riding for the Disabled Edinburgh and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland along with many other charities.

For photos and more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.

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