The Carnegie UK Trust is unveiling plans for centenary celebrations in 2013.
The Trust’s centenary year will be marked by several projects. A book charting the last 100 years of the Trust will be published early next year and an online searchable archive of our minutes and publications will be launched. A series of concerts of music will take place, and the Trust will publish new arrangements of carols to be sung by children and adult choirs as a contribution to community music making.
In recognition of this special anniversary, the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy will be held at the Scottish Parliament in October 2013, courtesy of the Presiding Officer. It will be co-hosted by the Carnegie UK Trust and the other Carnegie Trusts based in Scotland.
Angus Hogg Chairman of the Trust said:
“The focus of the work of the Trust and its way of working has evolved over the years in response to the changing social and economic climate. During that time, the Trust has been involved in promoting individual and community wellbeing: by opening up opportunities through funding for libraries, village halls, national parks, and youth projects; by support for community development, the arts and the environment; and by supporting and demonstrating innovative practice in a wide range of settings. It has been instrumental in achieving many positive changes in our society over the last 100 years.”
For more about the Trust's centenary plans and an overview of our work over the last century, visit the centenary web pages here.