Across all of our Social Impact themes, The Robertson Trust is committed to testing innovative approaches which attempt to address the root causes of social problems.
The development of funding models which can help to increase sustainability of what works and, as a result, enable long-term change is an area we have had an interest in for many years, and through our Innovative Funding theme, we aim to test further interventions and develop our learning around what does and does not work.
Interventions will be developed in partnership with other independent funders, public sector bodies and the third sector themselves to drive a move towards funding preventative / early action approaches which can evidence significant savings to the public purse in the medium to long term.
Through our Innovative Funding theme we aim to:
- Increase the sustainability of third sector services which can evidence they meet pre-defined outcomes for people experiencing disadvantage and achieve cashable savings for the public sector
- Use our convening power to harness people and resources to achieve change
- Lever public money into a longer term change process
- Design, test and increase understanding of a number of funding models which have the potential to shift public sector funding to a preventative / early action approach
Current Innovative Funding Programmes
Social Bridging Finance
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Director’s blog - Join us on our Social Bridging Finance journey February 2019 Our Director, Kenneth Ferguson, talks about our plans for Social Bridging Finance in his latest blog.
Register for our Social Bridging Finance webinar February 2019 Our Director, Kenneth Ferguson, and Head of Social Impact, Christine Walker, will be introducing the Social Bridging Model in a webinar with the Improvement Service.
Completed Innovative Funding Programmes
There are no completed Innovative Funding programmes.