Apply for funding

Please note that The Robertson Trust has published its new Giving Strategy. This sets out the priorities we will have when awarding funds through our open grants programme. The existing application form and guidelines can still be used until July 31st. In line with our existing procedures, we will aim to assess and present all applications received by this date to our September Board meeting. In the event that we are unable to do so, your application may be held until our November meeting. In such cases a member of staff will contact you and provide any assistance required to realign your application with the new Giving Strategy. Find out all you need to know here.

Have you passed our eligibility quiz and read our funding guidelines?

These must be completed before applying. Please see Are You Eligible? or Guidelines

Providing you are eligible, you are ready to apply.

Main Award
For revenue funding above £10,000 per annum.  Capital funding of more than £20,000 up to a maximum of £250,000 is awarded under this category.
Complete our Main Award online application form.

Small Award
For revenue funding up to and including £10,000 per annum.  Capital funding ranges from £500 to £20,000, which include requests towards community facilities or transport services as detailed in the "Types of Funding" section above that also fall under this category. 
Complete our Small Award online application form.

Continuation 2-3
Cannot be applied for using our online application form. All info to be sent to funding@therobertsontrust.org.uk. Refer to "Our Awards" in our guidelines for more information.

Continuation 4-5
Cannot be applied for using our online application form. All info to be sent to funding@therobertsontrust.org.uk. Refer to "Our Awards" in our guidelines for more information.

Enterprise
Cannot be applied for using our online application form. Organisations wishing to apply for an Enterprise award are invited to contact Stewart Macgregor, Funding Manager on 0141 353 7300 for an informal discussion, or email an application brief to funding@therobertsontrust.org.uk Refer to "Our Awards" in our guidelines for more information.

Major Capital
This applies to capital awards in excess of £250,000 where the overall project costs are more than £5 million. Those charities wishing to apply for this funding should firstly contact a member of the Giving Team prior to application.

Did you know?
As part of our bursary scheme, all third year Robertson scholars must complete a two month summer internship. This is fully paid for by The Robertson Trust and in 2017, 40% of scholars spent their internships at third sector organisations with feedback showing 100% satisfaction from both hosts and interns. We’re now looking for employers who may be interested in hosting an intern in summer 2018 – find out more here.