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The Robertson Trust Annual Review 2013/14.pdf


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The Robertson Trust Development Impact Report.pdf




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The Robertson Trust was established in 1961 by the three Robertson sisters to provide financial support for charities as defined by the Law of Scotland.  This funding enables the Trust to donate to a wide range of charitable objects and activities, which take place in, or have a direct impact on Scotland. In 2012/3 the Trust committed over £15M to charities throughout Scotland, an increase of 25% on the previous year.


In order to most effectively distribute Trust funding, we have developed policies, procedures and priorities which are reviewed every two years.  The current Guidelines have been updated in 2013 and are available in the “Making an Application” section.

The Trust’s main priorities areas are as follows:



  • Care
  • Health
  • Education & Training
  • Community Arts
  • Community Sport
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Criminal Justice
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About Us

This section gives details about The Robertson Trust and the people involved with it. The Robertson Trust was established in 1961 by the Robertson sisters, Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel who donated the shares in the business founded by their grandfather, William Robertson to the Trust for charitable purposes... [more]

Making an Application

This section gives information about how the Trust works and also gives guidance on how to make an application to the Trust. Guidelines can be downloaded which give further information on the assessment process, the types of donations given and help on how to make an application...[more]

Current Grantholders


This section is for charities who have been awarded a donation by The Robertson Trust. Current grantholders are asked to inform the Trust about the impact of their work. Information is given on setting targets and outcomes for the Trust and also on reporting back at the end of the year. View paperwork and guidance for completion.