Additional support

We offer a broader programme of support to many of our funded organisations, using both internal and external expertise and resources.

Funder Plus one-to-one support for grant holders

We know that organisations, communities and individuals can find themselves in challenging situations and our most important role is to be here to help. We recognise that there are some issues which cannot be addressed solely by providing funding to charities.

For this reason, we offer a broader programme of support to many of our funded organisations, using both internal and external expertise and resources. We often refer to this as Funder Plus.

The aim of this is to build the capacity of third sector organisations, enabling them to increase and improve support for people using their services. We believe that supporting the organisations we fund is of great value to the sector and we are committed to increasing our resources.

Our current Funder Plus activities are free to grant holders and currently delivered in the form of online workshops, events and one-to-one support in the following areas:

Organisational Development

Supporting organisations to develop aspects of their internal operations including governance, finance and business planning. Support is currently provided by The Cranfield Trust and Community Enterprise Scotland

Learning Programme

Supporting organisations to build skills and learning focused on Personal Resilience and Self-Leadership. Support is currently provided through the Social Enterprise Academy’s Learning Platform in partnership with Emerald Works and the Scottish Government.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Supporting organisations to think about their impact and improve their ability to evidence the difference their work is making, through their evaluation practice.
Support is currently provided by Evaluation Support Scotland.

We may also collaborate with partners on standalone events. Check out our events for upcoming workshops and masterclasses.
If you are a current grant holder and you feel like your organisation could benefit from support, please get in touch on funding@therobertsontrust.org.uk