About The John Mather Trust

Set up by its eponymous benefactor to benefit young people in the West of Scotland.

Darren Thomson

Ayrshire College

Darren Thomson is an apprentice joiner, working for a local company while studying at Ayrshire College. He received a set of joinery tools through the John Mather Trust to help him make the most of his training. His ambition is ultimately to run his own business.

The John Mather Trust supports students and alumni of Ayrshire College who have learned a trade and gone into employment, started an apprenticeship or set up their own business. Many of those eligible for a John Mather award receive a set of tools of their chosen trade to help them in their careers.

Supported over 3,000 individuals

Helping young people in the West of Scotland, specifically to assist them in getting a foothold in a wide range of careers.