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Important update regarding new deadlines for applying 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.

2018 - Main and Major (revenue and capital) applications

As a result of some changes to our internal procedures, members of our Giving Committee will now consider requests for main and major revenue and capital awards at four meetings over the course of 2018. This is a change to our 2017 schedule which included six meetings. Details of relevant dates are as follows:

Application Closing Dates
(before midnight on....)
Giving Commitee Meeting Dates
Tuesday 16th January 2018 Tuesday 13th March 2018
Tuesday 17th April 2018 Tuesday 12th June 2018
Tuesday 17th July 2018 Tuesday 11th September 2018
Tuesday 9th October 2018 Tuesday 4th December 2018

The last date for receipt of applications for the November 2017 Giving Committee will be Monday 9th October.  We will make every effort to ensure that all applications received by this date are considered at the November meeting but would encourage applicants to send in their requests as soon as they are ready.  Those received after this date will go to our March 2018 meeting.  If this is likely to cause your organisation or project significant difficulties, please contact a member of the Giving team to discuss.

All applicants are advised to check our website for any updates as we may wish to review these dates during the course of next year.

Requests for all other types of award (small, continuation 2 & 3, continuation 4 & 5) will continue to be assessed as part of a rolling programme with no specific deadlines. We aim to ensure that applicants are advised of the Trust’s decision within approximately 8 weeks of receipt of your request.  As detailed in our Guidelines, this is subject to receipt of all the required information.