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SafeDeposits Scotland Trust

About The Trust

SafeDeposits Scotland Trust is a grant-giving charity aimed at promoting education, training and best practice in Scotland’s private rented sector.

The Trust believes those actively involved in the sector will have innovative and creative ideas to ensure it is the best that it can be for years to come.

As a result, SafeDeposits Scotland Trust invites landlords, letting agents and tenants to suggest possible projects to be supported depending on available funds.

SafeDeposits Scotland, a not-for-profit organisation which safeguards over 100,000 deposits of private rented tenants under Scottish law, funds the Trust and grants awarded by the Trust.

Since its creation in 2012, SafeDeposits Scotland has become Scotland’s leading tenancy deposit scheme, and holds approximately 60% of the country’s deposits under protection. The scheme generates financial surpluses over and above the costs of running its business.

These surpluses are handed over to the Trust to be reinvested into Scotland’s private rented sector.

Our Aims

SafeDeposits Scotland Trust is dedicated to improving Scotland’s private rented sector for the benefit of those who live and work in it.

The Trust does this by funding projects which promote and facilitate education, training and best practice for landlords, letting agents and tenants alike.

The key aims of our projects are to:

  • Advance best practice in customer service by landlords in Scotland.
  • Advance tenants’ information, rights and obligations.
  • Promote alternative dispute resolution, where tenants and landlords fail to agree.

How To Apply

Can you think of a project which could help landlords manage their business as well as providing the best practice in customer service?

Have you thought of a practical solution to ensure all tenants know their rights and are aware of their responsibilities as tenant?

Have you resorted to legal action and now have a suggestion on how to resolve disputes in ways which may be more effective than going to court?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

SafeDeposits Scotland Trust will consider all initial expressions of interest, and may be able to fund some quickly. Other ideas may need further development before they are eligible.

Ideas should fulfill the aims of SafeDeposits Scotland Trust by enhancing the workings of the private rented sector in Scotland through advancing education or information, and providing tangible benefits to current or prospective landlords and tenants.  Before applying for a grant, please take some time to read the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust Bid Guidance.

If you would like to submit your idea, please complete our Application Form.

What happens Next?

Please submit your application for funding by 1st February 2018

Contact Us

  • SafeDeposits Scotland Trust
  • Lower Ground
  • 250 West George Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 4QY

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