The Helen Main Charitable Trust was established by the Will of the late Helen Main, a long-time resident of Crail who sadly passed away on 25th March 2013.

Miss Main had been very active in the local community and wanted to see it flourish. She therefore set up the Trust and left a substantial portion of her estate to the Trust in order to promote and provide benefit to the residents and community in general in Crail and the East Neuk.

The Trust was registered as a charity on 19th December 2013 and, since then, the Trustees have been delighted to have been able to support a variety of local projects. For example, the Trust has been able to fund the purchase a new mower to maintain the putting green in Crail as well as provide a grant towards the refurbishment of Crail Bowling Club. A grant was also made to the Anstruther Cycleways Group to assist in the development of cycle paths mainly along the Fife Coastal Path but also cycle paths that children can use to cycle to school.

The Trustees have also awarded funding to The East Neuk Frail and Elderly Project which runs lunch clubs throughout the East Neuk. Grants are made twice a year in April and October.

The Trustees welcome applications from local organisations or members of the public throughout Crail and the wider East Neuk area and application forms are available from Angela Bell at Thorntons Law LLP, Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, Fife.