Who We Are
The Carnegie UK Trust is an independent, endowed charitable trust incorporated by a Royal Charter. The Trust is one of over twenty foundations established by Andrew Carnegie.
We are a staff team of around fifteen people based in Dunfermline, Scotland which is the town of Carnegie’s birth. Our offices are in purpose-built building shared with two of the other Carnegie Trusts. We are fortunate to be located on the edge of Pittencrieff Park, a large green space donated to the town by Carnegie himself.
The Carnegie UK Trust deed sets out Andrew Carnegie’s purpose in establishing the Trust in 1913 as to seek:
“improvement of the well-being of the masses of the people of Great Britain and Ireland by such means as are embraced within the meaning of the word “charitable” and which the Trustees may from time to time select as best fitted from age to age for securing these purposes, remembering that new needs are constantly arising as the masses advance.”
The Trustees have sought to interpret this remit as appropriate over the ten decades of the Trust’s existence. To learn more about who we are, see our Characteristics which communicate the values of the Trust, visit our History page or have a look at What We Do.
The Trust celebrates its centenary in 2013. To mark the occasion, a new website was created including an interactive timeline which shows highlights from the Trust's 100 year history. The Trust is undertaking several special projects in its centenary year. To find out more visit the centenary website by clicking here.
Scottish charity SC 012799 operating in the UK and Ireland