About Us

Donating for over forty years

Founded in 1970, the Mickel Fund, as a funding body, has grown considerably and now donates to a number of different charities every year.

The Mickel Fund donations go a long way in helping to improve the services these funded charities provide and in improving the lives of those whom they help. The Mickel Fund donates the majority percentage of funding to Local Scottish Charities and a percentage to National, International and Global Charity appeals, as well as eligible individuals through the Hardship Donation Scheme.

The Mickel Fund is a family fun Registered Scottish Charitable Trust run by Trustees who are, in the majority, relatives and descendants of the late Douglas W Mickel and other trustees. The Mickel Fund grants are distributed twice a year with the sole purpose of improving the lives of others through charitable donations in and around Scotland, and where possible on a global scale, with a focus on our five core funding priorities which are detailed below.

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