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Richmond’s Hope

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

Richmond's Hope use therapeutic play, individual counselling, group work, and age-specific, social activities with other bereaved young people to help young people cope with their loss. Over 200 children and young people each year from across Edinburgh and Midlothian access its services but it has increasingly been receiving a number of phone calls and online enquiries seeking support from families in Glasgow.


About the award

The costs of establishing the Glasgow Bereavement service. 


Giving Department View: What we liked about this project

"The charity has significant experience in providing bereavement services through its work in Edinburgh. The Glasgow based service is meets an identified gap in provision for vulnerable young people affected by bereavement  and is being developed on the basis of the learning which Richmond’s Hope has gained through its work in this field."


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: Care and Wellbeing
    Funding Theme 2: Improving the health and wellbeing of children & young people affect by mental and/or physical ill health

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