James Caird

Welcome to the Caird Trust

We hope you find everything you need to find out more about the work of the trust and how to apply for funds.

The Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust (Scottish Charities Office No: 003423) was set up in 1927 in memory of Sir James Caird, to provide financial support to students in the field of Music.

All the information you need to make an application for an award should be available within this site. For further information, and to submit your application, please contact the Trust:


By email: info@cairdtrust.org.uk


By post:

  • Mr N Barclay
  • Secretary to the Trust
  • Thorntons Law LLP
  • Whitehall House
  • 33 Yeaman Shore
  • Dundee
  • DD1 4BJ

Phone: 01382 229111
Fax: 01382 202288


The deadline for submission of applications for music awards is 31 January 2019.

Music Auditions will be held in Glasgow on 2 and 3 April, and in London on 4 April.


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About this Site

The Caird Trust Website was setup in 2009,

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