How are we funded?

When a healthy baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly, the impact is both devastating and lifelong. It is our purpose to ensure that those affected by cot death will receive the support they need for as long as they need it. To do that, we are dependent on individuals and organisations, from whom we get almost all of our funding.

Most of this is raised through voluntary donations and a range of fundraising activities, together with support from corporates and charitable trusts. At the end of last financial year (2017/2018) we received a generous donation of £30,000 from Scottish government to enable bereaved parents to attend the international conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival in Glasgow. The Scottish Cot Death Trust awarded half of this donation split between other charities; Sands UK (Scottish networks), Sands Lothians, Simba, CHAS and Muslim Bereavement Support Service Glasgow.
For our day to day charitable activities we are currently in receipt of zero funding from Scottish Government this financial year (2018/2019).
This means that 100% of our income comes directly from the wider public making donations or supporting us through fundraising events and from charitable trusts as well as our own activities. 5% of this income comes through our own investments and interest generated. .

To find out about the ways in which you could support our work please click here.
Some of the charitable trusts who have supported our work in 2016 and 2017 include:
• Aberbrothock Skea Trust
• Alexander Moncur Trust
• Bank of Scotland Foundation
• Bellahouston Bequest Fund Big Lottery Fund
• Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust
• Dr JN Marshall Memorial Trust
• Hospital Saturday Fund
• Hugh Fraser Foundation
• Martin Connell
• Mary Andrew Charitable Trust
• Miss I F Harvey Charitable Trust
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
• PM Ireland Charitable Trust
• Ronald Miller Foundation
• Sir Ian Stewart Foundation
• Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust

  • The Brownlie Charitable Trust
    • The James Inglis Trust
    • The Robertson Trust
    • The Soutar Charitable Trust
    • The Tillyloss Trust
    • WA Cargill Fund
    • WM Mann Foundation