Supporting Scottish Housing Communities!

Who Are Lintel Trust?

We are an unendowed SCIO and have operated in Scotland for 40 years. Since 1979, we have given out over £2 million in grants to thousands of housing related projects to help people experiencing disadvantage in social housing.

We are the only charity in Scotland with a focus on the provision of small grants to help social housing and community based projects.

Our History

Lintel Trust (previously Scottish Housing Associations Charitable Trust) has been an unendowed charitable trust, working with voluntary organisations and Scottish communities, since 1979.

In 2015, we joined the Link Group of registered social landlords, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.

The inclusion of Lintel into the Link Group provided a strong base allowing Lintel to continue and augment its work across Scotland. Lintel Trust underwent a review of business activities and policies, re-registered as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) and 'went digital'. We recognised that our fundraising was 'not enough', government funding was no longer available for redistribution and that we would need to change.

In 2017, we entered into a partnership with the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) to manage and deliver their Community Benefit Fund and became involved in the world of community benefits achieveable through procurement.

Lintel Trust has always had a keen interest in the social impact of the community projects funded and how important it is to record and evidence the changes made to people's lives. 

We formed partnerships with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations(SFHA) and HACT to develop a social impact reporting tool for housing organisations in Scotland. This tool is now available for all SFHA members and is being successfully used.

In 2021, Lintel Trust moved parent group to join SPA in the LHC Group. This was in order to develop the fund management service and assist SPA in meeting their social value aspirations. With both organisations aligned in their aim to do more to support Scottish housing communities, our new home puts us in a good position to extend our influence and utilise our unique position within the housing sector to do good.

Lintel Trust remains an independent charity contracted to provide fund management and community benefit advisory services to SPA. We have a voluntary Board of Trustees from across the sector and with a variety of expertise. We remain committed to working within the Scottish social housing sector, providing support to housing associations and co-operatives and promoting best practice.

Board Meeting Dates for 2021-2022
5th May 2021
3rd August 2021 (AGM)
2nd November 2021
1st February 2022

Submission Dates for CBF Applications
21st April 2021
20th July 2021
19th October 2021
18th January 2022