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The Robertson Trust invests in Third Sector Hub in Stirling

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The Robertson Trust has invested in a new charity hub to be opened in Stirling in partnership with Stirling Council.

The hub will be sited within the existing Barracks complex on Forthside and, as with our existing charity hub in Glasgow, will house a number of Third Sector organisations.

Our Director, Kenneth Ferguson, said: “Through Robertson House, our existing charity hub in the heart of Glasgow, we have seen first-hand the benefits of creating a high quality space for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises to work and grow together.

“As Scotland’s largest independent funder, we are very excited to be working in partnership with Stirling Council on this innovative project and our investment reflects our commitment to supporting the country’s third sector in ways that extend beyond traditional grant-making.

“We have every confidence that, like Robertson House, the hub will foster an environment of creativity, partnership working and idea sharing that, in turn, plays a significant role in improving the quality of life and realising the potential of people and communities in Scotland.

“This is a real opportunity to create a hub of national significance in the city and we look forward to the future with great optimism.”

Stirling Council leader Johanna Boyd said: “I am both delighted and proud that we have been able to bring together a range of partners and organisations to deliver something that can make a real and significant difference to the lives of many individuals and families. 

“Third Sector Hubs are increasingly becoming centres of excellence for charitable organisations and social enterprises.  They enable organisations to share space, learning and creativity, while maximising financial efficiency and encouraging collaborative practice and social innovation.  I am delighted that PLUS has already committed to the site and a demand study has indicated significant interest from other third sector organisations to move their operation to the facility."