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Journey to Success alumni launch the Tartan Fund

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.

Please note that the Tartan Fund is independent of The Robertson Trust and run entirely by the alumni who have contributed money. To find out more about applying, please visit the Tartan Fund's website


Journey to Success supports young people who have the ability but not necessarily the means to get the most out of a university education. As well as bursary support, scholars are offered a dedicated training and mentoring programme throughout their time at university which aims to equip them with the skills needed to realise their potential and compete successfully for graduate-level jobs.

As part of this, many of the opportunities available aim to encourage scholars' philanthropic potential and that's why we were thrilled to hear about the launch of the Tartan Fund this week. The fund is comprised of money donated by 80 Journey to Success alumni and seeks to offer quarterly awards of up to £800 to individuals or organisations with projects of community benefit in Scotland.
 
The first deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, 18th October. These will be assessed by alumni who have contributed money and selected applicants will then be asked to make a short pitch at a special event on the 7th of November in Glasgow. Full details of the application process are available on the Tartan Fund website here.
 
It should be noted that as the fund is completely independent of The Robertson Trust, all queries about this should be made via email to the Tartan Fund.