The Society was founded in 1805 and constituted under the Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1903. Scottish Charity Number SCO04365.
The Society aims to give assistance to persons (normally under retirement age at the time of application) who are no longer able to work on account of having an incurable illness. An allowance is given quarterly to assist in providing extra help. The Society, however, is not in a position to consider isolated requests to meet single emergencies. Please see application form for medical criteria.
Currently £117,500 is available for distribution each year. Last year 182 persons received annuities amounting to £540 per annum each.
To apply, complete and return the application form. The Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications.
Click here to download an application form and send it to:
Fiona Watson, Scott-Moncrieff, Exchange Place 3, Semple Street, Edinburgh EH3 8BL.