The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow operates a number of charitable funds for a variety of purposes. The Benevolent Fund is constituted by Resolution of the Royal Faculty and the remaining Funds by trust deeds. The Trustees are the Dean and Council of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.
The Benevolent Fund and Caldwell Bequest Fund
The purpose of these Funds is to provide grants to members of the Royal Faculty, past or present, and the spouses (now including civil partners) or dependants of such members whom the Council consider to be in need of assistance.
The Funds are open to applications from all who meet the eligibility criteria, whether working or retired. Grants can be paid singly or on a continuing basis. They may be made for a wide range of purposes including paying rent, mortgage repayments, Council Tax, the costs of house repairs, education and medical treatment.
Applications for grants and any enquiries should be directed to the Administrator of the Charitable Funds, Lauren Booth of Mitchells Roberton, George House, 36 Hanover Street, Glasgow G1 2AD (DX: GW 77, tel. 0141 552 3422, email Lauren@mitchells-roberton.co.uk). Applications are dealt with by her and the Council in strict confidence.
The Reid Law Endowment Fund
In terms of the trust deed, this Fund is used to promote legal education at Glasgow University, mainly by providing grants to law students who are in need of financial assistance. Applications are assessed by the University. (Undergraduates in need of assistance should contact Kate Richardson, Scholarships Development Officer, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, email Kate.Richardson@glasgow.ac.uk and diplomat students in need of assistance should contact Kerry Trewern, Director of the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University, email: Kerry.Trewern@glasgow.ac.uk, tel. 0141 330 6386).
The Royal Faculty and other Prize Funds
The purpose of this Fund is to provide prizes in legal subjects including mooting at Glasgow, Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities. It is an amalgamation of a number of smaller prize funds, namely – Royal Faculty Prize Fund, The Ross Bequest, The William Guthrie Prize Fund, Sheriff Balfour Prize Fund, The John Brown Douglas and Clementina Douglas Prize Fund, The Malcom Kerr Bursary, AA Hurry’s Trust, Sheriff Arthur H D Gillies Memorial Fund, The Walter Semple Memorial Fund and The Robert D Allison Prize Fund.