Grant Applications

The Trust has a restricted amount of funding for grants. Applications are considered twice yearly by the Trustees in March and September. For an application to be considered, please complete the application form and send it to the Incorporation Director by 28th February or 31st August of each year.

Please note that the Trust only has a very limited budget for grants. If you would like advice or to discuss whether your application is suitable, please contact the Incorporation Director.

Precious Metals Grant

The Trust gives an annual Precious Metals Grant to 5 Scottish colleges with jewellery and silversmithing courses: Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone at Dundee University, Cardonald College and City of Glasgow College. This grant gives students the opportunity to work and experiment with silver and gold.

Past Grants

The Trust has made donations to the following projects . . .

Adorned Afterlife Network Symposium at Edinburgh College of Art

Heat Exchange II Symposium organised by Fife Contemporary Art & Craft

A Sense of Jewellery, towards the catalogue costs, at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London

Dorothy Hogg Retrospective Exhibition, towards the catalogue costs, at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Pilot apprenticeship schemes in Edinburgh and Glasgow

British Silver Month

Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh, Festival exhibition

Aberdeenshire Heritage, towards the purchase of the Boyndie Communion Beaker

Assay Office Registration, pilot scheme of free student registration at Edinburgh Assay Office

Bishopsland Educational Trust, towards the "Contemporary Silver Making at Bishopsland" exhibition at the Dovecot Studios

Church of Scotland, Survey of Sacramental Vessels

Contemporary European Narrative Jewellery, Exhibition Catalogue

Cove Park, Jewellery and Silversmithing Residency


Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council, Craftsmanship and Design Awards

Goldsmiths Fair Travel Grants, for recent Scottish graduates attending Goldsmiths Fair in London

Hallmarking Archive, towards scanning records and creating the online Hallmarking Archive

Mentoring Grants for young silversmiths

National Museums of Scotland, towards the redevelopment fund

National Trust for Scotland, towards the purchase of the Fyvie Cups

Open Circle, Exhibition Catalogue

Scottish Gemmological Society, Annual Conference

Silver Made in Scotland, Exhibition Catalogue

Silver Made in Scotland, Hallmarking Film

100% Proof, Exhibition Catalogue