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Lintel Trust is an unendowed charitable Trust (Scottish Charity Number SC006002) which supports housing and community-related projects in Scotland.  We would not be able to undertake the work we do in Scotland's most deprived communities without donations.  Please donate using the buttons below:

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Lintel says a fond farewell to Director Pauline Barbour after 11 years

After almost 11 years of dedicated service, Pauline Barbour has decided to move on from her post as Director at Lintel Trust.


Pauline joined the trust in 2005 and in her time has overseen a number of major changes, the most recent being the conversion of the trust to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Robert McDowall, Chairperson of Lintel Trust, said:

“Pauline has been our Director for a number of years, during which time she has always demonstrated her commitment to Lintel Trust, its partners and the vulnerable groups that they serve. Our ability to help others has been enhanced by Pauline’s skills and experience, and we thank her for all her efforts over the years.”

Pauline said:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Lintel. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the work we do, whether it be the board of trustees, Link Group, the SFHA, funders, sponsors, partners, MSPs, attendees at events or grant recipients and I will miss the variety of what working with Lintel can bring.”

Existing and new supporters of Lintel Trust can contact Kate Christie at kate.christie@linteltrust.org.uk or view the trust’s activities at www.linteltrust.org.uk

Pictured: Pauline Barbour.

Special thanks to the following organisations for their ongoing support:

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Supporting People who experience disadvantage in social housing

From its early days, Lintel has sought to address issues of disadvantage in social housing.

Our emphasis has been to support projects that help those recognised as being most disadvantaged in social housing today, including:

  • improved opportunities for homeless people with a particular focus on single homeless people
  • provision of services for older people to enable them to continue living at home
  • improved opportunites for people with disabilities to participate and receive support to live independantly and engage fully in community life
  • digital inclusion and access to online services for older people
  • improved opportunies for ethnic minority groups to participate and receive the support they need to engage fully in community life   
  • support for Scottish social enterprises working with a housing association of its subsidiaries

We do this by taking the donations we receive, whether from other charitable Trusts, commercial companies or from individuals and making these into a series of grants (or sometimes small scale loans) to projects working with disadvantaged groups across Scotland.

This can include housing associations and co-operatives, as well as local projects.

National projects will be considered as long as the work they do is evident in Scotland.

Applicants do not  necessarily have to be registered charities but they should have charitable aims.

Special thanks to the following organisations for their ongoing support:

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Lintel's Social Enterprise Programme

Lintel Trust is pleased to annouce that it has established a Social Enterprise Programme mainly funded by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust.  This Programme is now open to eligible applicants*.  To find out more, please contact Kate Christie on enquires@lineltrust.org.uk

*this Programme is open to all Scottish housing associations and co-operatives and businesses related to them.   


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