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Latest open awards from The Robertson Trust

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.

A full list of our Small and Continuation Awards from July is now available below. If you would rather view the awards in PDF format, this can be accessed here.

Care and Wellbeing - 9 awards (£189,000)

This strand focuses on improving people’s physical and mental health. It recognises the need to address the significant health inequalities which exist in Scotland and reduce the levels of exclusion faced by some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition to encouraging preventative approaches to improve health and wellbeing, this Strand will also incorporate responsive approaches which support those with mental or physical ill-health to live independently. - Read more about this strand

Organisation Award Type of Award Project Location Total
Sight Action The salary costs of the Volunteer Coordinator Main Grant Continue 4-5 Highland; Western Isles £35,000
Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project The Dementia Support Service Link Worker (South Asian Communities) Main Grant Continue 4-5 East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian; West Lothian £30,000
Indepen-dance (Scotland) Towards the salary costs of the Dance Development Worker and Assistant Small Continue 4-5 East Ayrshire; Glasgow City; North Lanarkshire; West Dunbartonshire £29,000
Crossroads (Harris) Care Attendant Scheme The salary costs of the Co-ordinator Small Grant Western Isles £24,000
Perth and Kinross Disability Sport The Disability Sports Coordinator Small Grant Perth and Kinross £24,000
Lead Scotland The Learning Coordinator for the Moray Adult Learning Project Small Continue 2-3 Moray £20,000
Angus Independent Advocacy The Citizen Advocacy Project (Children & Young People) Small Grant Angus £19,000
Ellon and District Men's Shed Running Costs Small Grant Aberdeenshire £7,500
Cumbernauld Venture Sports Club Running Costs Small Grant North Lanarkshire £500


Strengthening  Communities - 9 awards (£184,500)

Within Strengthening Communities we hope to support work which benefits those who have been disproportionately affected either economically, or due to the marginalised nature of their peer group. - Read more about this strand

Organisation Award Type of Award Project Location Total
Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust The Making Our Mark Training Programme Small Grant Edinburgh City £30,000
Home-Start Deveron Running Costs Small Grant Aberdeenshire £30,000
Home-Start Mid Argyll, Jura, Islay and Kintyre Running Costs Small Grant Argyll and Bute £30,000
Avenue Childcare Services Running Costs Small Grant East Ayrshire £28,000
Levenwick Village Club The Refurbishment of Levenwick Village Hall Small Grant Shertland Islands £20,000
St Peter's Scottish Episcopal Church The capital Costs of Renewing the Church Halls Small Grant Edinburgh City £20,000
Kettins Parish Hall Kettins Parish Hall Construction - Phasr 1 Small Grant Perth and Kinross £15,000
Our Zone Quality Chilcare Running Costs Small Grant North Lanarkshire £7,500
Largo Library and Community Hub Running Costs Small Grant Fife £2,000


Realising Potential - 6 awards (£157,000)

This Strand is based on recognition that there are social and educational inequalities in Scotland which emerge from a very young age. By supporting activities, projects and organisations that seek to address these inequalities The Robertson Trust aims to support more young people to reach positive destinations. - Read more about this strand

Organisation Award Type of Award Project Location Total
Parkhead Youth Project The Project Manager's salary Main Grant Continue 2-3 Glasgow City £34,000
U Evolve Towards the salary costs of the Development Worker Main Grant continue 2-3 Edinburgh City £32,000
The Zone Initiative Limited The Bellsbank Youth Club Small Grant East Ayrshire £30,000
Traverse Theatre The Class Act Connect Programme Small Grant Edinburgh City £30,000
East Glasgow Music School The Sessional Tutor Costs Small Grant Glasgow City £22,500
Guild of Players The Heritage and Education Officer Small Grant Dumfries and Galloway £8,500