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Hard Edges Scotland launched today

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.

New research highlighting the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage in Scotland has launched today.

Commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust and authored by Heriot-Watt University, Hard Edges Scotland also details the challenges that charitable services and the public sector are facing. In particular, the report illustrates the mismatch between the multiple disadvantages people face and the fact that services are often set up to address ‘single issues’.
 
  • Download the summary report here.
  • Download the full report here.
Coinciding with the launch of Hard Edges Scotland, Lankelly Chase are making £80,000 available to communities and organisations across Scotland to encourage new conversations about severe and multiple disadvantage. This is a chance for people to connect and reflect on what the findings are telling them about inequality, service responses and policy. More info here.