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Expressions of Interest sought for MCR Pathways evaluation

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.

To find out more details about this opportunity, please download the full invite here.

The Project

MCR Pathways (also known as Glasgow Young Talent) was piloted in a number of Glasgow’s schools prior to a PSP being established in 2015. The PSP funding partners include MCR Foundation, Glasgow City Council, Life Changes Trust, The Robertson Trust, and STV Children’s Appeal. The PSP runs for three years (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2019) and aims to expand and embed the model of relationship-based mentoring for secondary school-aged looked after and disadvantaged young people in Glasgow: 

EOI Response

We have not provided a template but anticipate the response will be simple and must be no more than five A4 pages. It should include:

  • Organisation: name, address, and website (if applicable)
  • Contact Details: Name, position, and contact details of the lead evaluator or key contact
  • Team Members: Names of those who will be directly involved in providing the work, their role within the evaluation, and experience and qualifications (e.g. details of relevant specialist knowledge, methodological and analytical skills and expertise)
  • Relevant Experience: Your experience in delivering evaluations or work in relevant areas (provide details of named projects/commissioned work and clients wherever possible):
    • quantitative analysis of educational datasets, such as ScotXed National Statistics Publications (e.g. Pupil Census, Attainment and school leaver destinations), and school attendance and attainment data
    • similar interventions, such as those involving mentoring, care-experienced young people, and/or in educational settings
    • use of qualitative methods to enhance understanding of quantitative findings
    • assessing economic value related to educational outcomes 
  • Capacity: A brief statement of the organisation's capacity to deliver on the work within the given timescales and limitations (if any).


Please ensure you have read the full invite before submitting your EOI. This should then be sent to by Tuesday, 25 July 2017. For queries, contact Colleen Souness by email or phone, 0141 353 5630.