How are we funded?

When a healthy baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly, the impact is both devastating and lifelong. It is our purpose to ensure that those affected by cot death will receive the support they need for as long as they need it. To do that, we are dependent on individuals and organisations, from whom we get almost all of our funding.

Most of this is raised through voluntary donations and a range of fundraising activities, together with support from corporates and charitable trusts. At the end of last financial year (2017/2018) we received a generous donation of £30,000 from Scottish government to enable bereaved parents to attend the international conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival in Glasgow. The Scottish Cot Death Trust awarded half of this donation split between other charities; Sands UK (Scottish networks), Sands Lothians, Simba, CHAS and Muslim Bereavement Support Service Glasgow.
We have received £15,000 from Scottish Government this financial year (2018/2019). This is to fund promotion of our Next Infant Support Programme across NHS Boards to reduce the number of late referrals received.
This means that for our day to day charitable activities we are heavily reliant on donations  from the wider public making donations or supporting us through fundraising events and from charitable trusts as well as our own activities. 5% of this income comes through our own investments and interest generated. .

To find out about the ways in which you could support our work please click here.

Companies who supported us in 2018/2019 include:

  • Sainsbury’s local stores – Edinburgh Quartermile and Shandwick Place
  • Grants

The charitable trusts who have supported our work last financial year and in 2018/2019 year include:

  • Aberbrothock Skea Trust
  • Alexander Moncur Trust
  • Bank of Scotland Foundation
  • Bellahouston Bequest Fund Big Lottery Fund
  • Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust
  • Dr JN Marshall Memorial Trust
  • Hospital Saturday Fund
  • Hugh Fraser Foundation
  • Martin Connell
  • Mary Andrew Charitable Trust
  • Miss I F Harvey Charitable Trust
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • PM Ireland Charitable Trust
  • Ronald Miller Foundation
  • Scottish Government
  • Sir Ian Stewart Foundation
  • Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust
  • The Brownlie Charitable Trust
  • The James Inglis Trust
  • The Robertson Trust
  • The Soutar Charitable Trust
  • The Tillyloss Trust
  • WA Cargill Fund
  • WM Mann Foundation