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We want every viable application to have the best possible chance of success, and recommend potential applicants follow the steps below.

1. Please familiarise yourself with our charitable objectives. We receive many applications that do not meet the objectives and therefore cannot be progressed. The Trust is not able to award grants for tackling homelessness, although applications for projects that prevent homelessness through meeting our objectives can be considered.

2. Before starting your application, we recommend an initial chat with us. Reach out to us on and we can arrange an informal call to discuss your vision, how it relates to the PRS and how it meets the aims and guidelines of the Trust.

3. Download, complete and submit our application form.We'll then review your application before progressing it to the Trustees to consider. If we have any queries at assessment stage, we can give you the opportunity to address these. Want to add a voice to your application? We welcome video pitches (maximum duration 4 minutes) - simply attach the video file with your application form and email to

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Please submit your application for funding by Thursday 22nd August 2024

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.

Ideas 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.

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

Before starting your application, see the below checklist:

My project meets the aims of the trust

My project meets the bid guidelines

I have the details necessary to complete the application form

If you have any queries prior to starting an application, please get in touch. We are always happy to talk.


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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