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Active East evaluation report now available

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.

The Robertson Trust has produced a short summary of the University of Stirling's independent evaluation of the Active East programme. The youth work and sport project aims to increase the physical activity levels among young people and encourage community participation and leadership through sport and physical activity.

Key findings include:

  • 80% of the participants were from 20% of the most deprived areas of Glasgow;
  • 1600 young people were engaged through the small grants project during the evaluation period;
  • The economic contribution of Active Champions (young people aged 14-25 volunteering to support sport and phsyical activity programmes for young people in the east end of Glasgow) is estimated to be in excess of £60,000 over the 20-month period;

The report can be accessed here or visit here for more information on Active East.