5 South Gyle Crescent Lane, Edinburgh. EH12 9EG 0131 317 7377 dht@jsca.co.uk

The Douglas Hay Trust

The Douglas Hay Trust was established in 1949. Its purpose is to aid physically disabled children where they have no other source of aid and where the state does not assist them.

About Us

The trust was established in 1949 by two remarkable women, Miss Douglas and Miss Hay, who until the start of the National Health Service, worked in a private care home for severely disabled children. The home became an NHS residential care home in 1948 and with the severance pay they received they set up the Douglas Hay Trust to help provide support for physically disabled children, recognising that there were things that would enhance the lives of children that the state or the parents would not be able to pay for.

Since then the Trust has supported disabled children and their families with a wide range of funding from specialist clothing and shoes, short breaks, therapies out-with the NHS provision and even driving lessons.

As well as Trustees, the Trust has a Ladies committee. The committee members are active members of the community, who care passionately about the welfare of children who have additional support needs.

Individual children in Scotland who have a physical disability who are no more than 18 years old at the time of application. By physically disabled the Trust means a long term physical impairment of the musculo-skeletal, neurological or cardio-respiratory system of the body
The Trustees accept applications from GPs, local authority and hospital social work departments and from other charities for grants for specific children. Payments will only be issued to sponsoring bodies.
Criteria We regret that the following examples on their own do not meet the criteria of the Fund: mental health conditions, learning disabilities, behavioural disorders, development delay, Down’s Syndrome, autism, hearing impairment, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, HIV, back pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. Children must be no older than 18 at the time of application. Funding is for children who live in Scotland only.
The Trust will provide funding for a wide range of items and services which are for the benefit of the child and are not provided for by the state or funded elsewhere. We do not award funding retrospectively.
The Committee meets once a month to consider grant applications. Sponsors should complete the application form and email/send it with any supporting documents to dht@jsca.co.uk or The Secretaries, The Douglas Hay Trust, 6 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ.
The Douglas Hay Trust collects information provided by sponsors on the application form and any supplementary statements provided. This information is used by the trustees solely to ascertain whether applicants qualify for financial assistance within the remit of the Trust.

With regard to personal information, the Douglas Hay Trust will only ask for information that is necessary and not excessive or irrelevant. This information will be held securely and no one other than the Douglas Hay Trustees and the secretary will have access to it. Information will not be shared with third parties. Personal information will be held for only as long as is necessary in accordance with statutory data protection and financial guidelines.

Any person can ask to have access to the information that is held about them or about anyone for whom they are legally responsible. Requests should be made in writing to the Douglas Hay Trust correspondence address and these will be dealt with to comply with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) For more information please see our Privacy Policy.