The Trust has a restricted amount of funding for grants. Applications are considered twice yearly by the Trustees in March and September. For an application to be considered, please complete the application form and send it to the Incorporation Director by 28th February or 31st August of each year.
Please note that the Trust only has a very limited budget for grants. If you would like advice or to discuss whether your application is suitable, please contact the Incorporation Director.
The Trust gives an annual Precious Metals Grant to 5 Scottish colleges with jewellery and silversmithing courses: Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone at Dundee University, Cardonald College and City of Glasgow College. This grant gives students the opportunity to work and experiment with silver and gold.
The Trust has made donations to the following projects . . .
Adorned Afterlife Network Symposium at Edinburgh College of Art http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-design/news-events/adorned-afterlife-symposium
Heat Exchange II Symposium organised by Fife Contemporary Art & Craft http://www.fcac.co.uk/event/heat-exchange-ii-symposium/
A Sense of Jewellery, towards the catalogue costs, at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on/exhibitions/a-sense-of-jewellery/
Dorothy Hogg Retrospective Exhibition, towards the catalogue costs, at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh http://www.scottish-gallery.co.uk/exhibitions/page/dorothy_hogg_retrospective
Pilot apprenticeship schemes in Edinburgh and Glasgow
British Silver Month
Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh, Festival exhibition
Aberdeenshire Heritage, towards the purchase of the Boyndie Communion Beaker http://www.nms.ac.uk/national_connections/national_fund_for_acquisitions.aspx
Assay Office Registration, pilot scheme of free student registration at Edinburgh Assay Office
Bishopsland Educational Trust, towards the "Contemporary Silver Making at Bishopsland" exhibition at the Dovecot Studios http://bishopsland.org.uk
Church of Scotland, Survey of Sacramental Vessels http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/3033/project_sacramental_vessels.pdf
Contemporary European Narrative Jewellery, Exhibition Catalogue
Cove Park, Jewellery and Silversmithing Residency http://www.covepark.org
Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council, Craftsmanship and Design Awards http://www.craftanddesigncouncil.org.uk/
Goldsmiths Fair Travel Grants, for recent Scottish graduates attending Goldsmiths Fair in London
Hallmarking Archive, towards scanning records and creating the online Hallmarking Archive
Mentoring Grants for young silversmiths
National Museums of Scotland, towards the redevelopment fund http://www.nms.ac.uk
National Trust for Scotland, towards the purchase of the Fyvie Cups http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Fyvie-Castle/
Open Circle, Exhibition Catalogue
Scottish Gemmological Society, Annual Conference http://www.scotgem.co.uk
Silver Made in Scotland, Exhibition Catalogue http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum/past_exhibitions/silver.aspx
Silver Made in Scotland, Hallmarking Film http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum/past_exhibitions/silver.aspx
100% Proof, Exhibition Catalogue