Our Trustees have seen first-hand the powerful impact that funding can have on the community. We believe we have current and unique perspectives on the needs of our communities and award our grants with this in mind.

Currently, we consider organisations that endeavour to enact positive change in the places our foundation has strong family ties to, Scotland (UK) and North Carolina (USA). Organisations that are interested in applying must demonstrate within the application process that the benefit of the grant will be felt within these communities, although not necessarily exclusively in these communities.

Murgitroyd Foundation grants are given out twice annually to organisations supporting four priority areas: Healthcare, Education, Arts and Culture, and Food & Housing Insecurity.

We also offer special annual awards in March and November; The Patricia Murgitroyd Award which is to be given to an organisation supporting humane and animal welfare efforts and the Ian Murgitroyd Award, given to an organisation supporting forestry or environmental sustainability efforts.

How we help

We award biannual grants of up to £5,000 or US$7,500 to charities or nonprofits currently doing the work in spearheading social, environmental, or individual change and development. It is our hope that with a grant from the Murgitroyd Foundation, organisations will be able to further develop their current programmes and make an even greater impact in their communities and beyond.

The Murgitroyd Foundation Grant


Supporting organisations that encourage learning and social development programmes for children and/or adults.


Supporting organisations that provide help to those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.


Providing funding for local and community organisations dedicated to physical and mental health and well-being.

Arts & Culture

Providing financial support for the development of arts programmes and cultural projects.

New Applications

We welcome our first applications in September 2021, for the round of grants in November 2021. Our application form will be open for 1 month, with successful applicants anticipated to receive a confirmation by 1st November 2021. You can find out more on our How to Apply page.

Special Award Grants

The Ian Murgitroyd Award

For organisations committed to environmental sustainability and forestry conservation.

The Patricia Murgitroyd Award

For organisations supporting animal welfare and humane efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our biannual Murgitroyd Foundation grants seek to award funding to organisations that support our four philanthropic priority areas: Education, Arts & Culture, Healthcare, and Food & Housing Insecurity.

Our special awards given out in March and November (The Patricia Murgitroyd Award and The Ian Murgitroyd Award, respectively) are dedicated to funding efforts in animal welfare and environmental sustainability.

Within your application, we will ask you to select which of these areas your organisation supports and what you plan to use the grant money for.

Our application form for the biannual Murgitroyd Foundation grant is open:

  • 1st September to 30th September
  • 1st January to 31st January

Applications for The Patricia Murgitroyd Award are open 1st March to 31st of March.

Applications for The Ian Murgitroyd Award are open 1st November to 30th November.

Visit our How to Apply page for more details about the application process.

The Murgitroyd Foundation supports a successful range of programmes enabling and empowering social and economic progress.