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The SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable 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.

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To advance education, particularly in relation to best practice in the management of private rented housing; and to legal rights and obligations which are of particular relevance to those who are involved in the provision or management of private rented sector housing or who hold tenancies within the private rented housing sector.



To advance conflict resolution through promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution processes for the more efficient resolution of disputes between landlords and tenants within the private rented housing sector.

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SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable 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.

Projects should fulfill the aims of SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable 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.



Please note that the below form is for enquiries relating to the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust only. For matters relating to tenancy deposits protected by SafeDeposits Scotland, please visit

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