Welcome to The Pebble Trust

The Pebble Trust, a Scottish charity, was established in 2014 by Penny Edwards and Martin Sherring. It has a vision of a more sustainable, fair and low-carbon society, where constraints on fossil fuels lead to a more localised economy with stronger, more resilient and fairer communities, and where human activities take account of climate change and the wider environment.

The Trust supports projects in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland as defined by the Highlands and Island Enterprise area. Exceptional projects outwith the Highlands and Islands, or projects that have an impact across the whole of Scotland may also be considered. A good example is our Sustainable Renovation Guide to best practice in carrying out energy-efficiency improvements to homes.

During 2021/22, the Trustees have increased their maximum grant for projects to £10,000. If you would like to make an application, go to the applications page. 

The Pebble Trust Trustees have a range of expertise to support people wishing to play their part in building a more sustainable and equal society. This includes rural development, renewable energy, ecological building, community development, corporate governance and business formation/management.

The Trust has benefited from two legacies and it now amounts to around £2 million. Conscious that in the western world we are living unsustainable lifestyles where we are consuming faster than the environment can accommodate,  the Pebble Trust was established to support individuals and organisations trying to address the issue.

The Pebble Trust would be pleased to hear from others who may wish to also contribute to the Pebble Trust.

Please note: we are currently reviewing our own processes to ensure that we are actioning our commitment to fairness. We will be looking to our grantees, our prospective applicants, and those we work closely with to share learnings on this. 

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