Who We Fund

In every part of Scotland our awards are helping charities to make an impact by giving support and help to those who need it most. The research that we fund is helping to create better futures for children and adults who are facing multiple challenges.

The  RS Macdonald Charitable Trust aims to provide £3 million in grants every year to Scottish charities. We believe in the importance of wider networks and support services that involve families, carers and communities and encourage participation for people who are often excluded.

“Our mission is to support our beneficiary charities to achieve their purpose”

Where Our Funding Goes

Where funding was allocated 2022/23 (%)


    Application Numbers and Awards 2022/23


    The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust is committed to transparency and we work with 360Giving to publish information about our grants.

    Using the 360Giving data standard, our awarded grants from 2022-23 are available as an Excel file here.

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    We believe that with better information, grantmakers can be more effective and strategic decision makers. 360Giving provides support for grantmakers to publish their grants data openly, to understand their data, and to use the data to create online tools that make grant making more effective. For more information, visit http://www.threesixtygiving.org/