Crerar Trust

Improving the quality of everyday lives

Bettering the quality of life for people from a variety of backgrounds is at the heart of Crerar Hotel Group, which is why The Crerar Trust was established to give back to local communities.

As a charitable trust funded by the Crerar Hotel Group, the Crerar Trust is tasked with gifting more than half of the company’s annual distributable profits to good causes. These organisations have links to where Crerar Hotels are based or have interests. 


Thanks to our patrons, every stay makes a difference

Crerar Hotels Trust Scottish Book Trust 2015

The Trust has donated over £4 million in the past 10 years, to hundreds of community groups and charities.

As Crerar Trust Chairman and Chief Executive of Crerar Hotel Group, Paddy Crerar, explains, “it’s our customers that are making the difference to everyday lives. Without their patronage we could give nothing back.”


Submitting applications

The board of trustees welcome applications from charities and communities in and around where Crerar Hotels are located. If you would like more information on the application process or wish to request an application form, please email Mrs Claire Smith at

You can read more about successful applications and the fantastic work by choosing a year and charity from the menu on the left.