Publication September 2020

Social Bridging Finance: Overview Document

Our two-page summary provides an overview of Social Bridging Finance, a new grant funding model being developed by The Robertson Trust.

Social Bridging Finance is a new grant funding model being developed by The Robertson Trust. It also been designed with the intention of enabling public services to innovate and move to greater preventative spend through bringing together a working partnership of public sector, third sector and independent funders. As such, it aims to ensure the long-term sustainability of services delivered by the third sector which can evidence success.

From 2019 the Robertson Trust is embarking on a journey to test the model and build our understanding of how it works in practice through three demonstration models.  We will be sharing our learning as we go and will be actively encouraging other independent funders, public sector and third sector organisations to try the model and share their experience of it with us. These projects are still in development and we will share information as it becomes available.

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