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£2.4 million awarded to ambitious projects tackling poverty and trauma in Scotland

We are delighted to announce our new partners who have been awarded more than £2.4 million in funding to generate fresh perspectives and drive ambitious approaches to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of poverty and trauma in Scotland.
September 2021
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#ChristiePlus10: Children and families must become the centre of re-imagined public services

As part of #ChristiePlus10, we will be publishing a series of expert blogs in the coming weeks reflecting on ten years since the publication of the Christie Commission. Our next contributor is Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive of Children 1st, who provides a reflection on the Christie commission through the lens of holistic family support and the need for public services to focus on prevention.
August 2021
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Reporting

Keeping in touch and reporting to us – what you as a funded organisation can expect.
September 2020
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#ChristiePlus10: Local authorities answer the call

As part of #ChristiePlus10, we will be publishing a series of expert blogs in the coming weeks reflecting on ten years since the publication of the Christie Commission. Our next contributor is Greg Colgan, Chief Executive of Dundee City Council, who reflects on what public services need to do next to build on the promise of Christie.
August 2021
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August 2020
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#ChristiePlus10: Radical Scotland? Not yet, but we can be if we choose.

As part of #ChristiePlus10, we will be publishing a series of expert blogs in the coming weeks reflecting on ten years since the publication of the Christie Commission. Our next contributor is Adam Lang, head of Nesta in Scotland, who reflects on the need for radical and disruptive change if we are to really tackle the social and economic policy challenges facing Scotland.
July 2021
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Over £1.4 million awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our latest funding recipients with 49 organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland receiving just over £1.4 million.
August 2021
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#ChristiePlus10: Building on the momentum of Hard Edges Scotland

As part of #ChristiePlus10, we will be publishing a series of expert blogs in the coming weeks reflecting on ten years since the publication of the Christie Commission. Our first contributor is Suzanne Fitzpatrick, co-author of the Hard Edges Scotland report and Professor of Housing and Social Policy in I-SPHERE at Heriot Watt University, who provides analysis through the lens of severe and multiple disadvantage, reflecting on where we are now after the initial momentum which followed the launch of the report in 2019.
July 2021
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New sessions announced - meet with our funding team in July

Our next session with our funding team will be hosted on the 26th July. Sessions will take place on Zoom or by phone with half hour slots available throughout the day.
July 2021
Publication

Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund Baseline Report

Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund is a partnership between Scottish Government and The Robertson Trust with each investing £500,000. The Partnership Advisory Group overseeing the Fund comprises representatives from the Scottish Government, The Robertson Trust, Social Investment Scotland, sportscotland and Senscot.
July 2021
Publication

Youth Work in Sport

The programme aimed to create a better understanding of what works when using sport to engage young people, particularly those considered ‘hard to reach’. It was also hoped that the programme would provide practical learning for other organisations seeking to deliver this kind of work. This micro-site draws together the key learning from the programme and suggests approaches that clubs and organisations using sport may want to think about if they are seeking to involve young people in their work.
July 2021
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Refining the focus of our funds

Lesley Macdonald, head of our Giving Team, looks at how we are using data and trends from the first eight months of funding under our new strategy to sharpen the focus of our offer.
July 2021
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Over £1.8 million awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our latest funding recipients with 64 organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland receiving just over £1.8 million.
July 2021
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Join the team - Two new vacancies at The Robertson Trust

We are delighted to invite applications for two new senior roles at The Robertson Trust. These are for a Head of Programmes and Practice and a Head of Insight and Impact, both with a closing date of 3rd August.
July 2021
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Watch on-demand: Christie Plus 10

We are pleased to share the recording of our recent event, Christie Plus 10: Are we smoothing the hard edges?, which reflected on the ten years since the pulication of the Christie Commission.
June 2021