The AEB Charitable Trust

Scottish Charity number SC028858


The AEB Charitable Trust was established under a Deed of Trust in 1998 for a variety of charitable purposes.

Application criteria

The AEB Charitable Trust presently makes grant to charities in support of the following:

  • the promotion of interests of wildlife, ecology and nature;
  • the advancement of health, in particular, research into and treatment of Alzheimer's and the care of the confused elderly;
  • the support of museums and galleries, music and the arts in Scotland; and
  • assistance to the infirm, the emergency services, disabled and retired members of the Armed Forces.

Please note that the Trustees are presently unlikely to entertain applications which fall outside these four main areas.

Geographical spread

The Trustees favour causes in the Lothian and Borders regions of Scotland.

Size of grants made

The Trustees typically award grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. Larger grants are available in very limited circumstances at the Trustees' discretion. The Trustees will consider multi-year commitments.


Please note that The AEB Charitable Trust makes grants to charitable bodies only. Applications by individuals will not be considered.

How to apply

Applications should be made in writing on no more than three sides of A4 via the online application form. If your charity does not have access to email, a hard copy application may be sent to: Hilary Busby, The AEB Charitable Trust, Turcan Connell, Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE.

There is no need to send a copy of your annual accounts, unless they are not available online.

Please do not send additional literature or materials such as DVDs, compact discs, etc., as additional materials will not be passed on to the Trustees.

Deadlines for applications

Applications should reach us by email or in hard copy no later than 30th November. Trustees meet once a year in Spring to decide on grant applications for the year and normally pay grants prior to 31st March .

Please note that applications are not acknowledged on receipt. Successful applicants will be contacted after the Trustees have held their annual meeting.

Charities in receipt of funding

Application Form