THE FACULTY FUNDS – GUIDANCE NOTES
1. CHARITABLE PURPOSES:
The Trustees of the Faculty Funds hold those for the following purposes:
- The provision and maintenance of the Advocates’ Library as the National Law Library of Scotland and of such other law libraries as may be required to facilitate access by the public to qualified and independent advice on the law of Scotland and for the efficient administration of the Courts and of inferior tribunals.
- The maintenance of the College of Justice in Scotland.
- The provision of facilities for the training and examination of persons in the law of Scotland and for the maintenance in the public interest of proper standards of professional conduct among members of Faculty.
- The furtherance of the sound development and administration of the law in Scotland including the provision of accommodation in reasonable proximity to the Courts or elsewhere in which the public may obtain advice on that law.
- The preservation of buildings, books, manuscripts, papers, paintings and other objects of importance to the history of the law and its administration in Scotland, and making reasonable provision for the examination by the public of such buildings, books, manuscripts, papers, paintings and objects.
We can make grants of financial support. We can also consider other means of support for projects and activities, for example by provision of accommodation and facilities.
2. WHO CAN APPLY:
You can apply for funding from the Faculty Funds if you meet the following criteria:
- A member
- A registered charity
- A not-for-profit company
- A voluntary or community organisation
- A school, college or academic institution; including students and affiliated student bodies
- You have a UK bank account in the exact name you are making the application in.
All applications must meet one or more of our charitable purposes. Please submit your application using the online application form which can be accessed here.
The application form will ask you to describe your project and the outcomes you expect from it.
3. WHO CAN NOT APPLY:
We cannot accept applications from:
- Organisations based outside of the UK
- Companies that pay profits to directors or shareholders
- Individual sole traders
- One organisation applying on behalf of another.
4. WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ‘PROJECT’ or ‘ACTIVITY:
The key questions to consider prior to completing an application form are:
- Does the project or activity you are requesting funds for meet the purposes outlined above?
- Does it have a start and end date?
- Have you identified what you want to achieve through the project or activity?
- Do you have specific outcomes you want to achieve?
5. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR US TO RESPOND TO AN APPLICATION:
When you submit your application you will receive confirmation that it has been received. From receipt of your completed application, we endeavour to respond within a period of 2 weeks.
6. DATA PROTECTION
Any information we collect as part of your application will be held in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation, the UK Data Protection Act, and other applicable laws that regulation the use and privacy of personal data (Data Protection Law).
By accepting a contribution from the Faculty Funds, you agree to share the outcomes of the project or activity supported with the Trustees of the Faculty Funds and agree to this information being highlighted on the Faculty of Advocates website.