Trusts, foundations and grants

We rely on funding from trusts, foundations and grant-giving organisations to carry out our work to protect Scotland’s magnificent heritage and share it with everyone.

Here are some examples of the difference that support from trusts, foundations and grants has made:

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

This organisation has supported many projects that bring Scotland’s heritage to life in exciting and innovative ways, including Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Battle of Bannockburn and Mackintosh at the Willow.

“We are delighted that the Mackintosh Tea Rooms will become a permanent part of the National Trust for Scotland collection, ensuring that this unique part of Scotland’s heritage is protected and cared for into the future”
Eilish McGuinness
Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund
A view from the first floor balcony of the tea rooms, showing Mackintosh chairs arranged around a wooden floor. Long pendant ceiling lights hang down through the balcony space.
Mackintosh at the Willow

The National Trust Foundation USA

Our supporters in the United States are dedicated to helping us conserve and protect Scotland’s most iconic and inspiring places, including the Hill House, Glencoe, Culzean Castle & Country Park and the Isle of Canna.

A view of the Isle of Canna, with clouds hugging the tops of the steep cliffs on the far side of the bay. A church can be seen on the headland in the foreground.

Museums and Galleries Scotland

This organisation has supported projects at our accredited museums across Scotland, from conserving a collection of rare Napoleonic coins at Brodick Castle on Arran, to supporting the development of resources for children at Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobite army made their final stand.

A group of school children sit watching a presentation out of the shot. They all have faces of awe!
Children learning at Culloden

People’s Postcode Lottery

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have supported us for over 10 years through the Postcode Earth Trust, most recently helping us to protect our wild places and National Nature Reserves and make them more accessible for everybody.

A family walk over a wooden footbridge, with a waterfall tumbling into the stream beyond them. They are in woodland.
Corrieshalloch Gorge NNR

The Row Fogo Charitable Trust

Set up in memory of Mrs Row Fogo, this trust has enabled us to undertake transformational garden projects across our properties – from repairing our historic glasshouses in Malleny Garden and Falkland Palace (where we grow specimens from across the globe) to supporting our Trust-wide PLANTS project that’s helping to inventory and research what we hold in our vast collection. Thanks to this support, we now understand more about some of the rare and wonderful plant life that we care for.

A white framed glasshouse stands in the corner of a garden, surrounded by tall hedges and trees. A narrow gravel path leads towards the door.
Malleny Garden

Thank you

Thank you to all our trusts, foundations and grant supporters for their vital support.

If you are a charitable trust, foundation or grant-giving organisation and would like to support the work of the National Trust for Scotland, we would love to work with you. Please contact our team at