The ambition of The Friends of The Nicolson Trust is simple – to be a focus for community investment in the extra-curricular activities of the pupils of The Nicolson Institute.
Established by The Rotary Club of Stornoway, the Trust is managed by six local Trustees and awards financial assistance for travel, allowing pupils to further their educational experiences regardless of their island location.
Funds for The Friends of The Nicolson Trust are generated by a small annual donation from former pupils, staff, friends and families of The Nicolson Institute.
Contributions can be set up through Standing Order, ensuring the continuity and sustainability of Trust funds, or made via a one-off donation online, by cash or by cheque.
Nicolson Institute pupils can apply to access financial support from the Trust either as part of a school trip or individually as a pupil of The Nicolson Institute, even if the travel is not connected to the secondary school – for example, a Nicolson pupil who is also a member of the Lewis Pipe Band could apply for assistance to travel with the Pipe Band.