Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO
Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO

Charity registered in Scotland SC050811

The Agnes Hunter Trust is an independent charitable trust that provides grants to registered charities that: help disabled people, assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16 years or over who have left school. The Trust will invest in registered charities that deliver key services to these individuals in Scotland; removing barriers that restrict life choices and enabling people to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to society. There is an annual grants programme of around £550,000. The Trust now operates one Main Grants Programme (grants over £3,000) and applications must be submitted via the online forms. Further details on funding priorities, restrictions and how to apply can be found at agneshunter.org.uk.

Current vacancies

Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2024

The Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO is an independent charitable trust based in Edinburgh. We offer grants to registered charities in Scotland that specifically support disabled people. With an annual grants budget of around £550,000/yr, we assist charities’ service delivery and core costs, and strive towards open and trusting grant-giving practice.

In order to maintain our range of relevant skills and experience at Trustee-level, we are seeking a committed individual with direct working knowledge of the third sector to join the Board. As a funder, we wish to appoint a Trustee who understands the challenges facing the charities we support – perhaps someone working as a service provider and/or an individual with direct or indirect lived experience of disability.

Sound knowledge of charity governance would also be advantageous, however previous Board/ Trustee experience is not essential and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. Training and mentoring can be provided.

The current Board of 7 members meets in Edinburgh 4-5 times per year for half-day sessions, plus other ad-hoc meetings online or in-person. The initial tenure is for 5 years, renewable for a further 3 years. The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

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Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2023

The Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO - an independent charitable trust that provides grants to registered charities in Scotland - is seeking a committed individual with a good working knowledge of the Scottish Third Sector to join the Board.

The Trust supports:

· Charities that help disabled people; and

· Charities that assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16+ who have left school.

The Trust has an annual grants budget of around £550,000/yr, to assist charities’ service delivery and core costs, and strives towards open and trusting grant-giving practice.

We wish to appoint a Trustee who understands the challenges facing charities in the current climate and, ideally, has direct third sector knowledge – perhaps working as a service provider and/or an individual with lived experience. Sound knowledge of charity governance would also be advantageous. Training and mentoring is available.

The current Board of 7 members meets in Edinburgh (typically 4-5 meetings/yr), either online or in person. The initial tenure is for 5 years, renewable for a further 3 years.

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Grant Making Trust seeks 2 Voluntary Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2022

The Agnes Hunter Trust SCIO is an independent charitable trust that provides grants to registered charities in Scotland that:

  • help disabled people; or
  • assist with the education and training of disadvantaged people aged 16+ who have left school.

The Trust has an annual grants budget of around £550,000/yr, awarding grants at Board meetings twice a year.

We are looking to recruit 2 new Trustees to join the current Board of 6 members. In a voluntary capacity, the Trustees will attend all Board meetings either online or in person 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 we are seeking particular skillsets that will complement the current Board. We would like to recruit:

  • one candidate with investment experience; and
  • one candidate with third sector knowledge/ experience.

Sound knowledge of charity governance would also be of benefit.

The Trust recognises the benefits of a diverse Board and therefore encourages applications from a range of backgrounds, particularly individuals who may have first-hand experience of one of the Trust’s funding policy areas.

Previous Board experience is not essential.

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