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The Middleton Trust

was established in 2012 by a generous gift from the late Henry McKenzie Johnston, in memory of his wife, Marian Middleton and  all the Middletons of Rosefarm who loved Cromarty and its people.

The Trust fund was set up specifically:

  • for the benefit of young people (up to 25 years) within the boundary of the Cromarty & District Community Council 
  • to be used to promote the social, educational, cultural and recreational development of these young people
  • to fund activities or projects through Cromarty & District groups or organisations 

The Middleton Trust a Registered Charity, SCO43079 and registered for Gift Aid. A Gift Aid form can be found here


 

Applications for projects to support the young people of Cromarty & District to be funded in 

2023-24

will be opened in August 2022.

Further details will be advertised on this webpage, in the monthly Cromarty Newlsetter and advertised locally.

 

If you or your group or organsiation have an idea that will benefit Cromarty's young people, please get in touch on the details below.

 


For further information about any aspect of the Middleton Trust, in the first instance please contact:

Gillian McNaught, Secretary, by phone on 01381 600337 or by email at middletontrust@gmail.com


The 2021/22 Trustees are:

  • Alison Vandyke (Chair)
  • Phoebe Fox
  • Antonia Gordon
  • Paige shepherd 
  • Denis Torley
  • Nora Watson

Non Trustees:


The Middleton Trust has provided funding for the following activities:

In 2021:

  • Cromarty Tennis & Sports Club - for summer and autumn coaching in 2022 for all young people of school age, followed by the 'Crombledon' tennis tounament with prizes and trophies
  • Cromarty Youth Café - towards the costs of employing a part time Assistant Youth Worker who supports the wellbirng and needs of young people in Cromarty through a wide ranging programme of activities and events
  • Cromarty Arts Trust - to support Graffiti workshops for secondary school pupils, lead by an experienced local Artist and Graffiti writer
  • Cromarty Primary Parent Team - towards outdoor learning at Fairburn Activity Centre and residential stays at Sheiling Project and Loch Insh for P5-P7 pupils in the Post Covid recovery Curriculum
  • Cromarty & Resolis Film Society - Continuing their 2 year project to bring all aspects of film to Cromarty Primary School pupils

In 2020:

  • Cromarty Tennis & Sports Club - supporting Summer Tennis lessons and youth competitions in Summer 2021at the Dr Forth Court, Victoria Park
  • Cromarty & Resolis Film Society - towards delivering a Schools Programme over two years with Cromarty Primary School, engaging young people in all aspects of film
  • Cromarty Community Rowing Club - to support the purchase a winch to enable young rowers to operate independently and a new set of dedicated youth lifejackets
  • Cromarty Youth Café - funding towards the Assistant Youth Worker position creating activities, opportunites and support for young people, AYW training costs and annual Youth Café running costs

In 2019:

  • Cromarty Primary School - improving health and wellbeing through giant playground games, developing a 'chillax' space and lunchtime lego club
  • Friends of Hugh Miller Writing Competition - towards an under 18 prose & poetry prize and special prize for a writer aged 18-25 and travel to a prize giving ceremony in Edinburgh
  • Cromarty Primary School Parent Council - to fund 6 x summer and 6 x winter sessions of after school French lessons
  • Cromarty Youth Café towards running costs (agreed for a further 3  years until 10/2020)
  • Cromarty Youth Café employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for a further 3  years until 10/2020)
  • NB Two further awards were granted to the Cromarty Community Rowing Club and Cromarty Tennis & Sports Club, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the groups were unable to fulfil their projects as planned.  Jacquie Ross, MT Chair said, “huge thanks” go to both clubs for returning their funds this year which Trustees agreed should help young people in Cromarty through Covid recovery.

In 2018:

  • Cromarty Youth Café towards running costs (agreed for a further 3  years until 10/2020)
  • Cromarty Youth Café employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for a further 3  years until 10/2020)
  • Cromarty Primary School towards travel costs for swimming lessons (agreed until 2019)
  • Acorns - towards the cost of a new playhouse for the children
  • St Regulus' Sunday Club - towards arts and crafts supplies
  • Cromarty Courthouse Trust - towards a project working with Cromarty Primary School to create an illustrated guide for young people
  • Cromarty Church Hall Playgroup - to provide learning experiences for the children and opportunities for parents and children to meet and socialise
  • Cromarty Arts Trust - towards the costs of running the Cromarty Chanter and Piping group
  • Cromarty Primary Parent Council - towards after school French lessons
  • Cromarty Rowing Club - towards younger members' equipment for the new Club boat

In 2017:

  • Cromarty Youth Café towards running costs (agreed for a further 3  years until 10/2020)
  • Cromarty Youth Café employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for a further 3  years until 10/2020)
  • Cromarty Primary School towards travel costs for swimming lessons (agreed until 2019)
  • Cromarty Arts Trust – Chanter Classes – to cover tutor fees
  • Cromarty Tennis & Sports Club - towards coaching costs and Level 2  training costs
  • Cromarty Community Rowing Club - towards costs of life jackets and RYA training costs

In 2016:

  • Cromarty Youth Café – towards running costs (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Café – employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Primary School – towards travel costs for swimming lessons (agreed for 7 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Opera - towards overall performance costs
  • Cromarty Sailing Project - towards tuition costs and running fees
  • Cromarty Arts Trust – Chanter Classes – to cover tutor fees
  • Cromarty Tennis & Sports Club - towards coaching costs and purchase of equipment for juniors
  • Acorns Childcare - to provide computer hardware

In 2015:

  • Cromarty Youth Café – towards running costs (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Café – employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Primary School – towards travel costs for swimming lessons (agreed for 7 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Opera - towards overall performance costs
  • Cromarty Sailing Project - towards overall costs
  • Cromarty Arts Trust – Chanter Classes – to cover tutor fees
  • Cromarty Tennis & Sports Club - towards coaching and equipment

In 2014:

  • Cromarty Youth Café – towards running costs (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Café – employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Primary School – towards travel costs for swimming lessons (agreed for 7 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Opera
  • Cromarty Sailing Project
  • Cromarty Arts Trust – Chanter Classes – to cover tutor fees
  • Three Corners of Cromarty

In 2013:

  • Cromarty Youth Café – towards running costs (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Café – employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Primary School – towards travel costs for swimming lessons (agreed for 7 years)
  • Cromarty Arts Trust – Chanter Classes – to cover tutor fees
  • Cromarty Youth Opera
  • Cromarty Sailing Project
  • Fortrose Academy Greenland Expedition – support for Youngsters from Cromarty
  • Acorns Childcare – towards equipment costs
  • Cromarty Splash & Dash

In 2012:

  • Cromarty Youth Café – towards running costs (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Youth Café – employment of P/T Youth Worker (agreed for 5 years)
  • Cromarty Primary School – towards travel costs for swimming lessons (agreed for 7 years)
  • Cromarty Arts Trust – Chanter Classes – to cover tutor fees
  • Cromarty Bonfire & Fireworks Society
  • Cromarty Tennis & Sports Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

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