“SPREADING A LITTLE FERTILISER”

The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation supports a wide range of causes across the North of Scotland. The Foundation was founded to “spread a little fertiliser” in local communities, and that means supporting good causes across a broad range of themes and activity.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITIES

The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation’s mission is to help make a real difference in local communities. The Foundation’s Trustees meet regularly to consider applications for support from across across the North East of Scotland and the Highlands and Islands which demonstrate a positive and lasting impact for people living locally.

ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE?

The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation is open to applications for financial support from good causes. We have produced a handy guide to help you draft and submit a standout application. Please visit our guide before submitting your request for assistance.

OUR STORY

The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation supports good causes thanks to the legacy of its entrepreneurial founders. Gordon and Ena built Baxters into a global brand, and decided to ‘spread a little fertiliser’ in their local community. Today, the Foundation supports a huge variety of causes with the support of a board of dedicated trustees. We meet regularly throughout the year to consider applications large and small, putting Gordon and Ena’s legacy to good use.

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LATEST NEWS

Stay up-to-date with The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation.

COMMUNITY GROUPS CELEBRATE £75,000 FUNDING

We are delighted to announce that the legacy of one of Scotland’s best-known business families is continuing to spread a little fertiliser. Just over £75,000 has been awarded to community organisations across the Highlands and Islands and North East at the...
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TOP TIPS FOR FUNDING SUCCESS

It has been a busy and exciting first half of the year. The Foundation has visited many creative local groups and charities across the North of Scotland and awarded over £34,000 to 20 worthy causes in the first funding round of 2016. Some of the successful projects...
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BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE

One of the most rewarding roles for The Foundation is to watch local groups, charities and community organisations succeed in bringing their projects and good work to life. Whether it’s an initial idea or new project they are looking to develop, each group works...
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AN INSPIRING START TO 2016

2016 is already shaping up to be a very busy year for The Foundation. With the recent round of funding now in place, many local groups and community-led initiatives have been in touch to share their exciting plans for projects for this year. An important part of my...
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LOOKING BACK AT 2015

2015 has been another busy year for the Foundation with supporting a range of diverse projects and awarding over £200,000 to over 40 worthy community-led initiatives across the north of Scotland. As Foundation Manager I’ve met some truly passionate and inspirational...
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ENA BAXTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP LAUNCHED

The Foundation has honoured our first Ena Baxter scholarship to one of Gray’s School of Art’s undergraduate students. Along with our biannual funding awards to worthy causes across the north of Scotland, we have created the new scholarship in creative arts as a...
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DISCOVERING THE IMPACT OF ART IN THE HIGHLANDS

One of the most rewarding parts of my job as Foundation Manager is seeing first-hand the fantastic work that organisations across the north of Scotland are doing every day. This week I spent some time at the Art in Transition exhibition at Eden Court in Inverness...
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TREES FOR LIFE GETS BOTHY BACKING

Conservation and environmental projects are a key part of the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation's development plans, so when Moray-based Trees for Life approached us about their plan to expand the ancient Caledonian Forest, we were keen to hear more. Trees for Life is...
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