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Over £3 million awarded to Scottish organisations at latest Giving Committee

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 full award listings from our latest Giving Committee can now be viewed here and printed from here.

A grand total of £3,079,750 was awarded to 88 organisations across Scotland in our three funding strands; Care and Wellbeing, Strengthening Communities and Realising Potential. Among these awards were:

Care and Wellbeing (view all)

£75,000 towards the Nursing and Care team at Leuchie House Short Break Care, which is dedicated to providing caring respite breaks for people and their families living with long term conditions. View all Scotland-wide awards here.

£2,500 towards Driving for Change - Carriage Driving in Argyll to 2025 for Argyll Riding for the Disabled Carriage Driving GroupThis Riding for the Disabled group provides opportunities for people with disabilities across Argyll and Lochaber to participate in carriage driving. View all Argyll and Bute awards here.


Strengthening Communities (view all)

£250,000 towards Eyemouth and District Community Trust's Eyemouth Social Innovation Centre. The Community Trust was established in 2012 by local volunteers with the aim of improving the life chances of local people, strengthening community capacity and creating learning opportunities to help address local economic decline.The funding will help to redevelop the existing Town Hall/Burgh Chambers and create a Social Innovation Centre. View all Scottish Borders awards here.

£6,000 to Hope Kitchen SCIO towards the capital costs of its new premises. The charity supports homeless or otherwise vulnerable/marginalised individuals across Oban through the provision of hot meals, drop-in sessions, an outreach service and referrals to specialist housing and/or health services. View all Argyll and Bute awards here.


Realising Potential (view all)

£60,000 towards Pilton Youth and Children's Project's FACE North: Alternatives to Crime project, which emerged from a police led initiative involving the Youth Offending Team, Scottish Prison Services and social work. The project provides flexible engagement with young people (12-24yrs) involved in low level, criminal and anti-social behaviour to divert them from entering the criminal justice system. View all Edinburgh awards here.

£45,000 towards Raploch Urban Regeneration Company's Kildean Employability and Enterprise Hub. This social enterprise was established to provide a mix of social and economic regeneration activity across the Stirling area, with a focus on skills and employability training for individuals with a range of complex challenges. View all Stirling awards here.


To find out more about the areas we fund, please visit What We Fund or download our Giving Strategy 2016-19.

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