"We believe our role is to fund, to support and to inform, and we will do this by championing organisations and communities finding solutions to poverty and trauma, bringing together a diverse coalition of sectors, organisations and communities to realise our common goals."
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new strategy for 2020-30.
The strategy is the result of almost two years of engagement with the third sector and other key stakeholders and focuses the Trust’s efforts on the vital issues of addressing poverty and trauma in Scotland – their causes, effects and importantly meaningful solutions that make a difference to people’s lives and their communities.
Over the course of the ten-year strategy, The Robertson Trust will deliver positive value against its mission, by funding and supporting those finding solutions to poverty, trauma or both, and by sharing its resources and using all of the tools at our disposal to do so.
Our Chair, Shonaig Macpherson, said:
“We recognise that the world around us is changing at an unprecedented pace and we need to consider our future role in it. Even before the Covid-19 global health crisis, technological advances and climate change had already brought about fundamental shifts in how we live our lives and will continue to do so over the coming decades. As with Covid-19, it is very likely that these changes will impact most on those who are already facing financial hardship.
“Over the ten-year period of this strategy, to want to build on our rich heritage, experience and knowledge as a funder, while recognising that we are operating in a changing world that requires a different approach to tackling the complex problems that face society today.
“We believe our role is to fund, to support and to inform, and we will do this by championing organisations and communities finding solutions to poverty and trauma, bringing together a diverse coalition of sectors, organisations and communities to realise our common goals.”
Next week, we will share further details about the strategy, including the intention to dedicate £200 million over the next ten years to funding organisations working to address poverty and trauma in Scotland.