About Bute Family Charitable Trust

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The Bute Family Charitable Trust (Charity Number: 285226) was set up in 1981 by the late Sixth Marquess of Bute. The trust was created to provide funds for charitable purposes, with emphasis on the Isle of Bute and west coast of Scotland. Typically, donations are made towards Community, Medical, Youth and Heath & Awareness projects.

Since it's foundation, the trust has pledged over half a million pounds in funding to worthwhile causes. It makes annual donations to Rothesay Joint Campus and Rothesay & District Pipe band, as well as supporting other island charities such as Argyll & Bute Rape Crisis , Beachwatch Bute, Calum's Cabin, Bute Allotments, Jim Ross Sporting Clinic to name a few.

The Bute Family Charitable Trust regularly supports cancer charities in memory of the late Sixth Marquess. Other health organisations the trust have assisted include Terrence Higgins Trust, British Heart Foundation and the Hepatitus C Trust.

The BFCT also supports international charities such as Médecins Sans Frontières in the event of natural disasters and in response to the need for emergency relief.

The Trustees of the Bute Family Charitable Trust meet to discuss donations in November and May of each year before committing funds in December and June. Applications must be made before the 1st of November or May or will not be considered until the following meeting.

The Bute Family Charitable Trust is a lasting testimony to the generosity of the donors - the Bute family.