Apply for the diamond grant

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The Diamond Grant aims to add a different dimension to the Trust’s work.

We want the Diamond award to be not just a grant, but also a legacy, giving enduring benefits to the people who enjoy the Scottish mountains. And we’re hoping to hear from projects that are really distinctive, that break fresh ground.

As well as the grass-roots of Scottish mountaineering, we want to reach other groups whose work inspires people to experience the mountains of Scotland. This is new territory for us – let’s just say that we look forward to being surprised!

To judge the applications for the Diamond Grant the Trustees want all the information required for a normal grant plus some additional information about how the project is special, transformational and provides a legacy for the Scottish mountains community.

Like all charities, the activities of the Trust are governed by legislation and so the project must be for the benefit of the public and fall into at least one of the official categories of charitable activity.

Full guidance can be found in the DG Application Guidance Notes.

Please complete either of the application forms below and return it with the appropriate supporting documentation ( specified in the Guidance Notes ) by email or post to the Secretary of the Trust, see contact us.

There are two versions of the form. A Word  version, which can be completed in Word, and a PDF  version which you can print off and complete by hand. If you use the Word Form please print, sign and take a photo of the first page and send it back with the completed form.

The key dates for the Diamond Grant applications are :-

  • 25 November 2021 – Diamond Grant announced
  • 31 August 2022 – Deadline for submissions for the Diamond Grant
  • 21 September 2022 – Short list of submissions published with presentations to the Trustees in October.
  • 26 November 2022 – Winner of the Diamond Grant announced at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival