About the Trust

Iain McGlashan founded The McGlashan Charitable Trust in 1992. For 30 years the Trust has supported access to education by providing grants to students, currently exclusively for postgraduate study and charitable organisations within the arts in Scotland. Iain died in 2019 but the work of Trust continues.

The next deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • Arts and Cultural Charities –  30 April and 31 October 2023
  • Postgraduate Students – 31 May 2023*

*Please note, our new postgraduate student application form for May 2023 applications is not yet available. We anticipate applications opening from 1 February 2023 at the earliest. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list to be sent a notification when it’s ready for download, please email Otherwise, please keep an eye on our website for further details.

Postgraduate Grants

The McGlashan Charitable Trust provides a number of grants of around £500-£1,500 each year for postgraduate study.

Grants to Organisations

We support arts organisations that remove socioeconomic barriers to participation in culture or educational activities.

Supporting the Trust

Help us sustain and expand the number of grants provided to individuals and organisations.