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Impact Report 2015-16 launched

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 is pleased to announce the publication of its Impact Report 2015-16.

This year's report not only assesses the work of our development team over the last year in the themes of Criminal Justice, Sport for Change, Alcohol Misuse and Early Intervention, but also looks at the team's future and, in particular, how its role has broadened as a result of our recent strategic review.

To reflect these changes, the team has been re-named the Innovation and Learning team and will be working to collect and use evidence across all teams within the Trust, including our Open Giving Programme and our Scholarship Programme. It will also continue to manage partnership awards (previously called development awards) with the aim of influencing policy and practice in identified themes and building evidence around what works, what doesn't and why (please note that organisations cannot apply for partnership awards through our open application process. Instead, they may be invited to apply for an award, or awards may be advertised openly for application, depending on the programme)

The report details the learning from the 16 new and on-going development programmes we have codesigned, funded, managed and evaluated in the last year, and looks at the new portfolios we are beginning to shift our focus to, including Improving the Well-being of Vulnerable Women and Realising Potential of Vulnerable Young People.

Going forward, we will be taking a much more proactive approach to sharing learning around our work and would encourage all those with an interest to follow us on Twitter @RobertsonTrust

Download the Impact Report now