Support NESS - Trusts and Foundations

Providing the vital investment we need to deliver our range of Added Value Services

Partners in Delivering Impact

Without the support of Trusts, Foundations, and Grant Awarding Agencies we would be unable to deliver our vital range of Added Value Services, and we are extremely grateful for all funding received.  The award of repeated and multi-year grants is an indication of our funding partners’ satisfaction with our performance, and faith in our ability to make a positive impact on the lives of those we support.

Our Added Value Services are funded by a cocktail of charitable, trust and foundation funding, from a wide range of sources.  Every grant awarded, of whatever size, plays a vital part in ensuring our ongoing service delivery – and we would like to thank every funder for their support of NESS.

Current Funders

Please find below a list of the current funders of each of our Added Value Services.  Please follow the links to each Service page to read about the practical and emotional support we provide, and the impact on the lives of our service users.

Hospital Information Service

  • RNIB

Employment Service

  • Fairer Aberdeen Fund
  • The Robertson Trust
  • The Mathew Trust
  • RJ Larg Family Trust

Angus & Dundee Social and Peer Support Groups

  • Angus Society for the Blind
  • Wm Sword Charitable Trust
  • Walter Craig Charitable Trust
  • Colin Grant Charitable Trust
  • Dundee Partnership Community Regeneration Fund

Young Peoples Sensory Service (YPSS)

  • BBC Children in Need
  • The National Lottery Community Fund – Young Start Fund
  • Adam Family Foundation
  • Miss ME Swinton Paterson’s Charitable Trust
  • The Morningfield Association
  • Card Factory Foundation Community Grant Fund
  • Tesco Bags of Help
  • Persimmon Homes Building Futures Fund
  • The Milne Family Foundation
  • Birkdale Trust for the Hearing Impaired
  • Alpkit Foundation
  • Asda Foundation – ‘Bringing Communities Back Together’ Fund
  • Mrs Elizabeth Wilson’s Trust
  • The Barrack Charitable Trust
  • Aberdeen City Council Youth Activities Small Grants Fund

Connect, Include and Support (CIS)

  • The National Lottery Big Lottery Fund
  • The ALLIANCE Self Management Fund
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • SCVO Digital Participation Charter Fund
  • NHS Grampian Endowment Fund
  • Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
  • Shell UK Small Community Grants
  • Arnold Clark Community Fund
  • W G Edwards Charitable Foundation
  • SSE Resilient Communities Fund
  • Asda Foundation – ‘Bringing Communities Back Together’ Fund
  • Caroline Jane Spence Fund

‘ICT for All’ Service

  • Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust
  • Miss Violet M Lessels Trust
  • Bank of Scotland Foundation Change Grants Programme

Support for All Added Value Services

  • The Appletree Trust
  • The Meikle Foundation
  • ACCIONA NESS Energy Project Community Engagement Fund
  • The Hugh Fraser Foundation

Support for our Resource Centre

  • John Gordon’s Charitable Fund

To find out more about how Trusts and Foundations can fund our vital Added Value Services, please contact

Caroline Rutherford, Fundraising Manager:

Enquiry Form


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