Officers Association Scotland (OAS) is widening the scope of its operations and has added grants to other charities to its existing portfolio of employment advice and welfare services…

OAS is looking to support activities which assist veterans generally, but which must either include officers and their dependents based in Scotland among the beneficiaries or have the potential to do so.

There is a maximum of £25,000 available for each grant.

Applications should be for capital rather than revenue projects i.e. the grants are not intended to support business as usual operations. Grants can be spread over two or three consecutive years but the maximum grant of £25,000 still applies. Previous recipients of grants from OAS may apply for further support.

The Charity Executive will review and assess all applications, and make site visits or conduct interviews as necessary, before recommendations and decisions are made by the Board of Trustees. They will consider a range of factors including the service or item being applied for, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applicant charity and the needs of the beneficiaries.

All applicants will be sent an email acknowledgement of receipt of their application, as well as notification of how their application has fared, once a decision has been made.

Grants are restricted to organisations which are recognised as charitable by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) or the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Grants are made in good faith but progress reports on the use of the donation will be required from recipients along with copies of the latest accounts for as long as a particular donation is valid. On occasions, follow up visits may be required to view progress.

If you would like to apply for support from OA Scotland, please contact Mary-Clare Macfarlane, Chief Executive, in the first instance for an application form via or call 0131 550 1575. Mary-Clare is also available to advise on applications.

Applications should be submitted by to Heather McVeigh by 12th July 2019.
Applications will be reviewed during the summer and a decision will be made on awards at the beginning of October 2019.