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.
As we will launch our new strategy in summer 2020, we are now entering a transition phase from our current strategy.
We will stop making awards under our current strategy in June 2020. As a result, the last date on which we will accept applications for Main and Small Awards is 5pm on Friday, 28th February 2020.
As already announced Our Wee Grants for Wee Groups pilot will close for applications at 5pm on Tuesday, 17th December 2019.
Applications for Small Awards and Wee Grants For Wee Groups will continue to be assessed on a rolling basis by date received.
Main Award applications received by the closing date of 28th February 2020 (5pm) will be assessed for submission to our June 2020 Giving Committee.
Applications for any of our current funding programmes received after 28th February 2020 will not be accepted.
As we anticipate an increase in the number of applications received around these closing dates, we strongly recommend that applicants send their application, together with the supporting documentation described in our guidelines, at the earliest opportunity to ensure that we are able to fully assess and provide you with a decision at the earliest opportunity.
We will be launching new funding programmes alongside our new strategy in summer 2020. It will have a stronger emphasis and focus on poverty and trauma, their causes and impact as we embrace our role as a 21st century funder using all of our resource to help create a fair and compassionate Scotland.
To ensure you receive our regular updates on our new strategy please do sign up for our mailing list for the latest updates or follow us on our social media channels (Twitter and Linkedin). We have also provided some FAQs around our strategy renewal process which can be accessed here.