The Francis C Scott Charitable Trust awards over £1 million in grants every year to charities operating in Cumbria and the very north of Lancashire.

Our core purpose is to support charitable organisations who enable young people from the most deprived areas of Cumbria/North Lancs to achieve their full potential in life.

We are particularly interested in effective approaches to addressing the needs of children, young people and young adults (up to 24 years old) in the following areas:

  • victims/survivors of abuse and exploitation
  • homelessness and its underlying causes
  • those suffering from mental health problems
  • those leaving care
  • those leaving the criminal justice system
  • problems of isolation experienced in rural areas
  • enterprising solutions to job creation
  • targeted, issues-based youthwork
  • those living in poverty

Please contact us if you would like to make an application for funding support.



FCSCT Trustees are delighted to announce that Helen Carter has been appointed as the new Director to take over from Chris Batten who is retiring at the end of March 2018.     The Trustees were ably assisted in the 4-month recruitment process by Ami Jenick from Prospectus and they were humbled by the high calibre of the 120+ candidates who applied.  Helen is joining FCSCT from Brathay and we all look forward to her contributing significantly to the philanthropic work of the Scott Trusts in the years ahead.