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SBF Charity Partner 2017 - The Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation  

The Scottish Building Federation's official charity partner for 2017 is the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation.

The DreamMaker Foundation offer support to children and their families going through gruelling treatments for life threatening conditions, full details of their fantastic work can be found here.

A charity raffle was held at the annual SBF Gala Ball on the evening of Friday 24 March 2017 in aid of the foundation with prizes including tickets to see Take That with overnight accommodation, Golf and 1 Spa Treatment at Gleneagles, an ipad, tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, 4 Ball at The Carrick Loch Lomond, tickets to see Robbie Williams and a Fitbit.  

A total of £4,000 has been raised for the Les Hoey FreamMaker Foundation in the year to date.  

SBF Members can make a donation to the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation here.



Scottish Building Federation Edinburgh and District Charitable Trust

The Scottish Building Federation Edinburgh and District Charitable Trust, formerly the Edinburgh and District Master Builders' Charitable Trust, Scottish Charity Number SCO29604, comprises charitable funds raised through the building trade in Edinburgh and the Lothians over many years. The Trust distributes such funds to those in need in order to:

  • Provide financial support to persons in reduced circumstances who have been involved with the building trade in the Lothians, with particular emphasis on owners and senior employees of companies.
  • Advance education by giving scholarships to students in local universities and colleges (Heriot-Watt University, Napier University, West Lothian College and Edinburgh College) who are involved in skills relating to the building industry.
  • Provide prizes and awards to the above organisations to encourage skills relating to the building trade.

The Trust invites applications from persons in reduced circumstances who are or have been involved in the building trade in the Lothians or their spouses, widows, children and dependent relatives. In the region of £10,000 is available for this purpose per annum. Grants may be awarded for financial support, medical aids or to help manage an illness or disability.

Up to £10,000 per annum is available for one or more scholarships to deserving students per annum. Representatives of the Trust also liaise with the four local universities and colleges who arrange applications and interviews from students who may for example wish to study building techniques in other countries, research the use of new building materials or analyse methods to improve productivity in the building process.

Grants are also given to university and college students in need and the Trust regularly provides prize monies to the local universities and colleges in order to recognise outstanding students.  


In the first instance the applicants – or those who represent them – are asked to submit a completed application form for consideration by the Trustees.

The relevant application forms can be obtained from the Secretary and Treasurers or by following the link below;

Scottish Building Federation Edinburgh and District Charitable Trust

All correspondence, including completed application forms, should be returned to:

Mrs Fiona M M Watson CA, Scott-Moncrieff Chartered Accountants (Secretaries & Treasurers), 4th Floor, Exchange Place 3, Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL.