The Paristamen Charity

The Paristamen Charity is a small grantmaking charity.

Our operational base and principal office is in Dunbar, Scotland. Although we make some grants to charities across the UK, in terms of grants to local charities our focus is specifically in Scotland. For more on our history see our charitable basis page.

A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) – registered charity number SC050822.

The name Paristamen comes from the Bible (New Testament Greek – Paristamen): it means “We stand beside”.  It comes from Romans 16:2 where St Paul asks the readers of his letter to stand beside Deacon Phoebe and (by implication) to provide her with financial support.  However our support can take many forms and while some of our grants are specifically linked to Christian work the majority of our grantmaking goes to a very wide range of charities in many different fields.  Although we are only a small grantmaking charity, we seek to stand beside a wide range of charitable organisations to support their work.

Please use the options at the top of the page for details of our grantmaking programmes and other information and please see the how to apply page before submitting an application for a grant.

For details of our charitable objects, trustees, annual reports and accounts, history, and affiliations to other bodies please see the charitable basis page.  For full contact details see the contact us page.