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.
The Barracks Conference Centre has officially opened its doors in Stirling.
Developed and managed by The Robertson Trust, the Barracks Conference Centre is now part of a thriving charity quarter in the Forthside area in Stirling, where a number of third sector organisations are already based.
Facilities of the new 18,000-sq ft conference centre include seven accessible meeting rooms and the 170-capacity Robertson Conference Suite, all of which are now available for hire with reduced rates for third sector organisations. Meanwhile, the facility also includes an on-site café and various formal and informal working areas.
As part of the overall Barracks development, The Robertson Trust has refurbished three of the five buildings on site over the past two years. In addition to the conference centre, the other buildings (Cameron House and Kintail House) are now being leased by nine Third sector organisations, including Aberlour, Paths 4 All and Enable. They join Volunteer Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland, both of whom already operate from the other two buildings within the Barracks development, Moray House and Jubilee House.
Kenneth Ferguson, Director of The Robertson Trust, said: “Through Robertson House in Glasgow, we have seen first-hand the benefits of offering a high-quality space for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises to work, grow and create together.
“These new facilities in Stirling have excellent transport links and will also foster an environment of creativity, partnership working and idea sharing that, in turn, plays a significant role in creating a fair and compassionate Scotland.
“We aimed to create a charity hub of national significance and the opening of these new premises reflects our commitment to supporting the sector in ways which extend beyond traditional grant-making.”
Full details of the Barracks Conference Centre can be found here, including details about venue hire.