Setting Your Outcomes

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.

As part of our application process, and at the start of each year of funding you have from us, we will ask you to tell us what difference you want to make through your work (your outcomes) and what you plan to do to make this change happen (your activities).

Why do we ask you to do this?

  • To understand better what it is you are trying to achieve through your work
  • To help us make a decision on whether to award you a grant
  • If you are successful in your application, your outcomes and activities will be what we use to track your progress  over the course of your grant
  • By reporting to us on your outcomes and activities, you will help us to build our own understanding of the difference our grants are making, and help to inform how we work going forward

You may find the following resources useful:

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