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The Trustees of the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation are committed to continuing the Baxter family’s tradition of providing financial assistance to those who are making a positive difference to the lives of the people in their local communities. The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation aims to fund worthy, well managed causes, projects and charitable organisations.
The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation has traditionally supported community projects based in the Moray area. However, the geographical area for potential funding has now been extended to cover communities in the North East of Scotland and the Highlands & Islands. This enables Trustees to assist a wider range of charitable activities and worthy causes.

The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation strives to support a broad range of good causes, spanning a variety of key themes. These include, but are not limited to: education and training; arts and heritage; health and community care; sports; conservation and the environment.

The trustees of the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation hold five funding rounds per year to deliberate on applications which have been investigated by our Foundation Manager. To discuss eligibility and timings for funding, it is best to introduce your project to the Foundation Manager in the first instance.

Once an enquiry has been checked for eligibility using the pre-application questionnaire, applicants will be invited to submit a full application for the consideration of our trustees. All applications receive feedback, whether or not they are sucessful.



The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation is committed to providing as much support as possible to potential applicants, so we have produced a short guide to drafting a great proposal.

Does your application have the support of the community? How have local people reacted to your project? Has your project had much in-kind support from volunteers?

How will your project benefit your organisation? How can we help to take you to the next level? 

Can your project take a financial grilling? Be realistic with your expectations, and avoid jargon and buzz words. We need to know that there will be sound financial management. 



Be clear and unambiguous when describing your project and its goals.


Describe the project outcomes. How will people know what has been achieved?


Your project requires to be technically possible. What is the core purpose of your project?


Effective goals require milestones and deadlines. What is your timeframe?

Pre application form