Funds and Legacies

The James Findlay Nelson Memorial Trust Fund



Established in memory of the Nelsons’ beloved son James, the James Findlay Nelson Memorial Trust Fund is held as a designated fund in Netherlee Church accounts, to promote Christian Youth Work and encourage young Christians associated with Netherlee Church and the Nelson family.

The Trust Deed for the James Findlay Nelson Memorial Trust Fund states the trustees as being Netherlee’s Minister, Mr. Tom Nelson, Netherlee’s Session Clerk, Netherlee’s Treasurer and a member of the Nelson family – currently Mrs Catherine Nelson.

Grants have already been awarded to a number of young people who have undertaken a variety of projects such as serving in an orphanage in Zambia, working with the Bible Society in Malawi, volunteering with Scripture Union Summer Camps and attending the Keswick Convention.

One young person returning after a trip to Africa said, “I am extremely grateful for the James Nelson Trust which allowed me to embark on a life changing experience that has completely transformed my outlook on life and has made me a better person.”

Donations to the fund are welcomed and we hope the fund capital will continue to grow, with grants being paid from the interest earned. Applications to the James Findlay Nelson Memorial Trust Fund should be made in writing to the Session Clerk.

The Stanley D Mair Memorial Lectureship in the Preaching Ministry

RevStanleyMairThe Rev. Stanley Mair was Minister of Netherlee Church from 18 April 1947 until his untimely death on 1 August 1976. Following his death a trust fund to administer the lectureship was set up from congregational subscription. This lectureship is designed to further the teaching of preaching within the Faculty of Divinity at Glasgow University and covers the relationship of preaching, public worship, and pastoral care. It funds the annual lectureships by prominent academics, theologians and others to students of Glasgow University studying for the full time Ministry. The fund meets the costs of the lecturers who in addition to lecturing to the students for a week are required to preach in Netherlee at the end of the week and to report on their work with the students.

Common Good Fund

We have set aside £5,000 for community improvement in Netherlee and Stamperland Community and want to put YOU in control of how it’s spent. The Your Voice Your Choice’ Initiative lets the local community decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.

What can you apply for?
We are looking for projects that will:
•     Benefit as many people as possible from across the community.
•     Help to make Netherlee and Stamperland a better place for everyone.
•     Add value to existing projects.

Any project large or small is welcome.   Whether you want to organise a healthy living project, a community safety idea, a lunch club for older residents, a community art project or something fit and active with a sporty theme, the only limit is your imagination and your project or idea happening within 12 months.

Who can apply?
Any local community, voluntary or non-profit organisation – even informal groups – can apply for funding from £100 – £1,000 to put ideas into action.  Any individual or group with support by a constituted group can apply. This means the constituted group manages the money and the un-constituted individual or group delivers the project.

How do you apply?
To apply for the funding you must return the registration form before 31st May 2018. If your idea fits the criteria, the community will get to vote for the best ideas at an event to be held on 9th June 2018.

The project pitch and voting event will be held at Netherlee Scout Hall on 9th June, doors open 10am – 4pm. At the event you will be required to present your idea to everyone present. Everybody attending who has pitched or listened to a pitch will then vote on all the presentations and applications. The project with the highest number of votes will receive the funding requested.  The project with the second highest number of votes will also receive the funding requested.  The process will continue with the subsequent highest voted projects being funded until all £5,000 has been allocated.  Funding decisions will be made on the day and they will be made by you.

Refreshments will be provided.

To submit your idea fill out the form and return to Elspeth in the office via post or email –

Click here for  the form.

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