Who we are
The Frieda Scott Charitable Trust was originally established in 1962 as the Second Matson Ground Trust by Francis, Frieda and Peter Scott. The name was changed in 1974 after Frieda's death in 1973.
The Trust was endowed by Francis and Frieda Scott and subsequently received further assets from their daughter Dr Joan Trevelyan, and the Francis C Scott Trust.
The Trust Deed awards wide powers to Trustees both to invest the assets and to distribute for charitable purposes. The Trust has always retained an interest in the Westmorland and South Lakes areas, where Frieda Scott was actively engaged in and supportive of various aspects of community life. Frieda Scott was particularly aware of and keen to support those affected by the principle challenges of her time, and the current Trustees remain true to this ethos, prioritising groups who are adversely affected and t hose who benefit mostly from community activity.
Trustees have legal, fiduciary and moral duties to act in the best interests of the Trust in the course of their duties.
As a Trustee you will be collectively responsible with the rest of the Board for the Governance and oversight of all the Trust's activities including grant decision making, investment management and financial oversight.
Our Trustes are highly engaged and committed and new Trustees will be expected and supported to make an active contribution to discussion, decision making and holding the executive team to account.
As a Trustee for a locally focussed grant funder you will play a significant role in helping support some of the many excellent charitable organisations and social enterprises which underpin and enhance community life in our area.
Of particular importance are your connection to the area (South Lakeland and Upper Eden, Cumbria) and knowledge of the voluntary sector.
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