What are the aims of the Dunbartonshire Educational Trust?

The fund has been established to provide funding to support the education of residents of West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, and Argyll and Bute.

Who may apply?

Any one resident within West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, or Argyll and Bute

What can the grant be used for?

A grant is awarded only for educational purposes, for example:- - supplementary bursaries for students, assistance in obtaining practical experience of trades, educational excursions, travel scholarships, travel grants, special equipment, sports facilities, support of clubs, adult education, and promoting education in the visual arts, in music, and in drama.

The use of the grant must comply with the conditions imposed

How are applications assessed?

The fund is competitive, and applications are considered on individual merit.

How much is available?

Individual grants are capped at £750.

Are there any types of application unable to get a grant?


  • Applications made by persons not resident in West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, or Argyll and Bute.
  • Matters not for an educational purpose.
  • Activity which contravenes the terms of the Trust Deed.

Specifically Grants will not be given for:

  • unspecified expenditure
  • repayment of loans
  • retrospective funding

The Trustees will not normally provide grant to replace funding withdrawn by another agency.

How to apply

Complete all questions on the application form. Check the form is signed, and return it to the Council as soon as possible with any relevant supporting information. Remember to keep a copy for your records.

Completed application forms will be considered and successful applicants are notified of the result in writing soon afterwards.

Application forms can be emailed to Nigel Ettles, Principal Solicitor at nigel.ettles@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

or posted to:

Nigel Ettles
Principal Solicitor
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