Charitable Trust

The Royal Company of Archers Charitable Trust (“RCACT”)  is the charitable subsidiary of the Royal Company, and was founded in 2017.

In 2006 the Council of the Royal Company took the decision to develop the grounds of Archers’ Hall.  This was undertaken to secure the long term future of the Royal Company and its collections, and  to allow the Royal Company to  play a more active role in broader Scottish life through a properly endowed charitable foundation, engaging with individuals and groups beyond its immediate membership.

The Royal Company is proud of its distinctly Scottish identity and its role in bringing together many of the country’s most notable artists, scientists, politicians, lawyers, poets, soldiers and adventurers.  Its durability has been a testament to the importance of friendship and the power of sporting endeavour to improve lives.

The charity aims to build on the Royal Company’s core values of sport and fellowship, but also seeks to advance the heritage and culture of Scotland, including that of the armed services.

The core objects of the Trust seek to provide lasting social benefit and rehabilitation for those disadvantaged by disability or ill health through sport

The objects of the Trust are set out below:

  1. The advancement of archery and other sporting activities, particularly where it can be demonstrated to provide lasting social benefit and improved public participation in sport.

  2. The advancement of archery and other sporting activities as a means of rehabilitation for those disadvantaged by disability, injury or ill-health.

  3. The conservation and protection of artefacts and documents connected with the development of archery and other sporting activities in Scotland.

  4. The advancement of the heritage and culture of Scotland, including the armed services.

“The trustees will particularly look to support individuals and organisations which seek to build on the camaraderie and physical benefits of all types of sporting endeavour …”

The Trustees would welcome applications which fall within the core objects from community groups throughout Scotland.  Contact details can be found on the “Contacts” page of this website.