The MacRobert Trust
The MacRobert Trust is a dynamic charity based in Tarland, Aberdeenshire. Every year the Trust provides charitable grants, awards and scholarships to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations. Within its 7,200 acre estate in the Howe O’ Cromar, the Trust’s charitable activity includes offering various apprenticeship and training opportunities, supporting community projects, and developing and encouraging initiatives to improve climate sustainability and biodiversity.
The MacRobert Trust is a charitable organisation that uses income from its financial investments and estate activities to provide grants for registered charities across the UK. The MacRobert Trust has been making grant awards since its inception in 1954, and in the past 10 years alone, over £10m has been awarded in charitable grants to numerous worthwhile causes.
Covering 7,200 acres of farm and woodland, The MacRobert Trust estate is located in the region of Cromar, 30 miles west of Aberdeen on Royal Deeside, at the eastern edge of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park. It is centred on the village of Tarland in an area popular with tourists and walkers who are welcome to explore the estate on foot via a network of circular footpaths.
Apprenticeships & Training
The MacRobert Trust offers training and apprenticeship opportunities in horticulture, hospitality and professional cookery. They are designed to develop practical skills and gain valuable on-the-job experience. These apprenticeships offer excellent opportunities for career growth, skills development, and meaningful employment. We believe it is important to invest in the future of young people and build a skilled workforce in these key sectors. Our focus on sustainable development and rural community opportunities is reflected in these apprenticeships.
Awards, Prizes & Scholarships
The MacRobert Trust has established or supported a series of highly coveted and prestigious awards, prizes, and scholarships in various fields, including engineering, military training (including reservists), civil aviation training, travel and tourism, agriculture, and rural land management. These awards, prizes, and scholarships reflect the overall charitable purpose of The MacRobert Trust and the diverse areas of charitable work which we support. The Trust is proud to have been associated with some of these awards for many years.