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.

About the organisation

The Buzz Project is a charity based in Fort William which runs a youth music programme across the Lochaber area. With its own refurbished bus, The Buzz Project provides a mobile music studio and teaching area using music as a medium for communication, expression, learning skills for the future and building relationships. 

About the award

Towards the running costs of the Buzz Project.

Giving Team View: What we liked about this project

"This project recognises the needs of young people living in scattered rural communities across the Lochaber area and has adapted its services to ensure that it reaches out to them. By working on an outreach basis and establishing local partnerships, they are better able to provide targeted support where it is most needed for their young people."

How this would fit with our Giving Strategy 2016-19

In order to successfully apply for funding under our Giving Strategy 2016-19 (launched August 2016), applicants must demonstrate how their work will contribute to one or more of the themes within the Trust's three new funding strands.

Although granted prior to the strategy launch, this application would have been eligible under our new approach as a result of its fit with the following themes:

  • Funding Strand: Realising Potential
    Funding Theme 1: Enabling young people to realise their potential
  • Funding Strand: Realising Potential
    Funding Theme 2: Supporting "at risk" young people to make positive choices

To find out more details about all of our funding strands and themes, please download our Giving Strategy 2016-19.