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Prince’s 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.

About the organisation

Each year the Prince's Trust works with around 60,000 young people, with around 80% moving on to employment, education, training or volunteering.


About the award

Towards the costs of the Fairbridge Programme across Glasgow and the Clyde Valley. The Fairbridge programme is aimed at those young people furthest from employment, often due to circumstances such as homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health issues or regular offending behaviour. It incorporates group activities and 1:1 support which address individual needs. Young people are identified through external referral organisations, including Skills Development Scotland and Social Work, with over 240 young people completing the programme last year across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.


Giving Department View: What we liked about this project

"The Trust has been a longstanding supporter of this charity which involves young people in all aspects of its work. It’s approach recognises the potential in all young people, helping them to build self-esteem and confidence to move onto their own chosen destinations of volunteering, employment or education."


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
    Theme 1: Enabling young people to realise their potential
  • Funding Strand: Care and Wellbeing
    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.