The Trust’s aims

The NINEVEH Charitable Trust (RCN 256025, registered 1968) supports a broad range of UK-based projects and activities of benefit to the General Public, with an emphasis on promoting better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research (see Box, below). 

We also want to encourage schools’ interactions with the countryside and farming as a part of their STEM curriculum.

Since our objectives are so broadly based, we are interested in interpreting them as creatively as we can. But outreach and amplification will be inherent in the proposals we approve. Our Trust funds are soundly invested, giving us full scope to support projects meeting the objectives of the Trust through the distribution of our annual income. Projects receiving capital support will also be considered.

The Trust’s Objectives were first set out by the Founders in 1968 and then modified by a Deed of Declaration in 1992. They promote:

  1. The health, welfare and education of the general public
  2. The study and appreciation of agriculture, horticulture, silviculture and land and estate management
  3. The study and appreciation of ecology & land conservation, and
  4. The study and appreciation of forms of agricultural practice or land management that would encourage the preservation of the countryside.

In furtherance of which the Trustees are to make payments to or for the benefit of any person or charitable body whose legally charitable objects include any of the objects aforesaid.

Please note that we are not faith-based and are open to applicants of all diversities. We have no connection with three faith-based charities of similar name which were registered with the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator subsequently (the Nineveh Trust: RCN 292545 registered in 1985, RCN 1044709 registered 1995, and SC038029 registered 2007).

Gannochy Bridge in Edzell joins the counties of Angus (to the right in the picture) and Kincardineshire across the river North Esk; on the Kincardineshire side (left) lies The Burn Estate.