Welcome to the
Volant Charitable Trust
Helping to alleviate social deprivation primarily across Scotland, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk.
Our origins, aims and objectives
The Volant Trust was set up by author J.K. Rowling in 2000 as a grant making trust to help fund charitable causes in Scotland, with an emphasis on women and children’s issues.
The Trust now also supports charities assisting vulnerable groups impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and internationally.
What we fund
Who we provide funding for
We support Scottish charities, groups and projects, whether national or community-based, which alleviate social deprivation, particularly concerned with women, children and young people at risk.
Applications for funding
How to apply for funding
Find out more about how we give our support, the application process and whether you are eligible to receive funding for either the Open Grants Programme or Covid-19 response fund.