The Claremont Trust was established on the 31st of July 1948 in the aftermath of World War II by three brothers, Alistair Forrester-Paton, The Reverend Colin Forrester-Paton B.D. and Douglas Forrester-Paton B.A., with an awareness of the suffering and moral turmoil of that time and the challenge facing the Church. In its grant giving the Trust has tried to direct support particularly to new and promising initiatives which would find it difficult to attract funds from other sources, but need help to get on their feet and in due course to generate sufficient local financial support for their growth and development.
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The Claremont Trust seeks to support groups which give practical expression to their faith in the life of society in Scotland and overseas, for example small innovative faith-based enterprises seeking to tackle social need and promote inclusion at local level. The Trust is ecumen…