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Signals in the noise: getting to grips with poverty

A year from the start of the Trust’s strategy, and to mark Challenge Poverty Week, our Chief Executive, Jim McCormick, looks at the poverty pressures bearing down on low-income households in Scotland and where action is needed if we are to apply the lessons of the pandemic.
Jim McCormick October 2021

Over £1.3M awarded to charitable organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our latest funding recipients with 34 organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland receiving just over £1.3 million.
TRT Staff October 2021

Voices: Moving on Inverclyde

In our Voices series, we share the stories and opinions from our funded organisations that are helping to find solutions to poverty and trauma in Scotland. The latest group is Moving on Inverclyde, a Greenock based charity, established to support adults (18+) experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use and their families.
Bruce Thomson October 2021

Voices: Geeza Break

In our Voices series, we share the stories and opinions from our funded organisations that are helping to find solutions to poverty and trauma in Scotland. The latest group is Geeza Break, a charity that provides family support and flexible respite services to parents with children aged 0-16 years, predominantly within the East/North East in Glasgow.
Doreen Paterson October 2021

Meet the Trustees: The Robertson Trust welcomes three new members to its Board of Trustees

First announced last week, The Robertson Trust is pleased to share more details about the three new members who will join our Board of Trustees.
TRT Staff October 2021

Internship reflections: Esther Itela

Robertson Scholar, Esther Itela, is a fourth-year student at Robert Gorden University studying Food, Nutrition, and Human Health. As part of #ChallengePoverty week, Esther shares her reflections on her summer internship with the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit, and what she learned about poverty in Scotland.
Esther Itela October 2021

Survey Results: Third Sector Capacity Building

We are delighted to share the results of our Third Sector Capacity Building Survey, which we will use to contribute to the design of our current and future offers; helping us to respond to the challenges organisations are currently facing whilst also informing the development of a longer-term package of support.
Stewart Macgregor October 2021

The Robertson Trust announces Board changes

Read on for updates to our Board of Trustees.
September 2021

#ChristiePlus10: A Housing First approach to Covid recovery

As part of #ChristiePlus10, we will be publishing a series of expert blogs in the coming weeks reflecting on ten years since the publication of the Christie Commission. Today we continue our series with our next contributor, Mike Burns, CEO of Penumbra and former CEO of Aberdeen Cyrenians, who reflects on the Christie Commission from a Housing First perspective and how this is key for our COVID recovery.
Mike Burns September 2021

Vacancy: Scholarship Administrator

The Robertson Trust is now recruiting a Scholarship Administrator to assist in the delivery of our Journey to Success Scholarship Programme.
TRT Staff September 2021

New sessions announced - meet with our funding team in September

Our next session with our funding team will be hosted on the 29th September. Sessions will take place on Microsoft Teams or by phone with half hour slots available throughout the day.
TRT Staff September 2021

Invitation to Tender: Learning and Evaluation Partner for Partners in Change

We recently announced grants of more than £2.4 million to six ambitious projects which aim to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of poverty and trauma in Scotland. We are now looking for an experienced Learning and Evaluation Partner to work alongside us and our partners in change to explore what helps and hinders change, and how we as a funder can best support change projects.
Cassy Rutherford September 2021

Over £1.4M awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our latest funding recipients with 36 organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland receiving just over £1.4 million.
September 2021

£2.4 million awarded to ambitious projects tackling poverty and trauma in Scotland

We are delighted to announce our new partners who have been awarded more than £2.4 million in funding to generate fresh perspectives and drive ambitious approaches to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of poverty and trauma in Scotland.
September 2021

#ChristiePlus10: Children and families must become the centre of re-imagined public services

As part of #ChristiePlus10, we will be publishing a series of expert blogs in the coming weeks reflecting on ten years since the publication of the Christie Commission. Our next contributor is Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, who provides a reflection on the Christie commission through the lens of holistic family support and the need for public services to focus on prevention.
Mary Glasgow August 2021