The Mickel Fund

A Family Run Scottish Charity

Who We've Helped

The Mickel Fund is a Registered Scottish Charitable Trust, founded by Douglas W Mickel in the 1970s, with the sole purpose of improving the lives of others through charitable donations in and around Scotland, and where possible on a global scale.

  • National Library of Scotland

    Helping enable the work of the Scottish Screen Archive in digitisation and accessibility of film

  • Hearts and Minds

    Supporting Hearts and Minds in their work particularly with dementia patients in hospital units across central Scotland

  • The Rock Trust

    Tackling youth homelessness and aiding the socially excluded

  • We Are With You

    Supporting We Are With You (formerly Addaction) Employability service in Galashiels

Our Funding Priorities

  • The advancement of education

  • The prevention or relief of poverty

  • The advancement of health and the saving of lives

  • The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture & science

  • The advancement of public participation in sports

Application Process

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Our mission is to use innovate thinking, the human capital of the trustees and strong governance to leverage our financial capital in supporting both entrepreneurial charitable activity and long standing philanthropic endeavours, including crisis work both in the UK and globally.

The Mickel Fund aims to be a flexible and helpful funder that builds relationships with the organisations we fund. We have a small team who work hard to provide the support required by charities that wish to make applications. We recognise that charities are often dealing with complex issues and we try to provide as much advice and support as we can in addition to donations.

We are always happy to answer telephone and e-mail enquiries to give pre-application support as appropriate. We sometimes meet with potential applicants but only once we have received an application.