The Gwen Mayor Trust, a charity established by the Educational Institute of Scotland following the 1996 Dunblane tragedy, has announced its latest funding allocations to primary schools across Scotland.
The Trust, which is named in memory of Dunblane Primary School teacher Gwen Mayor, allocates money to support projects related to the arts, culture, music or sport in Scottish primary schools.
Gwen Mayor's daughter and a former colleague from Dunblane Primary School are Trustees to the Fund, and all primary schools across Scotland are eligible to apply for funding from the Trust.
Since the Trust first started awarding grants twenty-one years ago, hundreds of primary schools and many thousands of young people have benefited through the funding support of the Gwen Mayor Trust.
This year, the Trust has agreed funding support for 11 projects across Scotland. From a tone chimes musical project in Orkney, to a Healthy eating project in Dumfriesshire and from a Scots language project in South Ayrshire to an inclusive play project in Aberdeen – funding from the Gwen Mayor Trust continues to support primary school initiatives right across the country.
Commenting, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said, "The Gwen Mayor Trust continues to support a wide range of wonderful projects in primary schools the length and breadth of Scotland."
"The EIS, and everyone associated with the Trust, is extremely proud that the Trust’s funding has benefitted so many school communities and so many young people over the years."
"The work of the Trust in supporting arts, music, cultural and sporting projects across Scotland continues to be a fitting tribute to the memory of Dunblane Primary School teacher Gwen Mayor."
For further information on the Gwen Mayor Trust, and information on past projects, see the feature on pp24-25 of the new edition of the EIS magazine, the Scottish Educational Journal. Photos of previous projects are available, on request.