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  1. Textile printing in Philadelphia; refugee support in Greece; a nurse exchange in Tennessee and symposium at Battersea Arts Centre: 2019 grant-giving

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    During 2019, the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust distributed 19 grants, totalling over £15,000 – awarded to 15 individuals and four organisations. Auguste Navickyte’s volunteering in a Greece refugee camp Auguste, a student living in St Andrews, who is originally from Lithuania, spent a month during summer 2019 in Serres, Greece. Here she worked with a grassroots…

  2. Tel Aviv journalism; wild chimpanzees; and ballet dancing in Milwaukee: 2018 grant-giving

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    During 2018, the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust distributed 20 grants to organisations and individuals – totalling nearly £12,000. The projects and activities that were funded varied widely, with the trustees selecting worthwhile recipients that represent the ethos of the trust, and Kirsten’s passions, particularly for the arts. Gemma La Guardia’s placement at the Haaretz newspaper…

  3. Hummingbirds, whales, sharks & dance: 2017 grant-giving

    In 2017, the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust distributed grants totalling over £16,000 to 24 recipients – both individuals and organisations. The trustees receive lots of applications each quarter, across an array of themes – including, sport and physical pursuits, educational projects and musical endeavours. In 2017, one of the dominant themes was the natural world,…

  4. KSMT Ceilidh 2016 at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

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    Following the success of the two previous KSMT ceilidhs at London’s Battersea Arts Centre, where attendees reeled and jigged to raise a combined total of £20,000, the event headed north of the border in October 2016, to Kirsten’s hometown of Edinburgh, to coincide with the month of her 30th birthday.  Friends of the Trust, old…

  5. Recent KSMT grants – canoeing, ape conservation and sign language training

    Independent

    Here’s a brief summary of some of the grants awarded following the recent quarterly trustee meetings: Callie Halliday (22-year old from Malvern) is a top sprint canoeist and will use her KSMT grant to assist with the costs of competing in the five national regattas which she plans to attend this year. She hopes to be chosen to represent Great Britain at the European under-23 canoe sprint championships. Callie…

  6. Recent fundraising – bake offs, raffles and mega-swims

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    Great Aberdeen Bake Off Kirsten’s colleagues at Aberdeen Asset Management continued to provide great support for the KSMT over the course of 2014. In what is now a celebrated annual event, the Great Aberdeen Bake Off in December raised £1045. Employees of Aberdeen also give monthly via Pennies for Promise – this is a payroll…