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Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity

Championing the role of sports and physical activity to boost health, wellbeing, relationships and communities.
September 2020
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Useful links and resources

Further links and resources elsewhere which you might find useful.
September 2020
Blog

Now is the time to invest in supporting young people

Our Widening Access Coordinator, DonnaMarie Steel, reflects on the findings of recent work around mentoring and tutoring provision in Scotland.
November 2021
Blog

Trust appoints first Head of Programmes and Practice

We are pleased to announce Russell Gunson’s appointment as Head of Programmes and Practice.
November 2021
Blog

Head of Insight and Impact appointed

We are pleased to announce Zoë Ferguson’s appointment as the new Head of Insight and Impact of The Robertson Trust.
November 2021
Blog

New report: Reducing the Poverty Related Attainment Gap - Evidence Review of Mentoring and Tutoring

New analysis, undertaken by the Poverty Alliance on behalf of The Robertson Trust, examines evidence on the effectiveness of mentoring and tutoring for children and young people living in poverty and provides an overview of the current policy and practice landscape in Scotland.
October 2021
Blog

Voices: Govan HELP

In our Voices series, we share the stories and opinions from our funded organisations that are helping to find solutions to poverty and trauma in Scotland. The latest group is Govan HELP, a charity that exists to build the resilience, confidence, and self-worth of children and their families through the provision of a range of early intervention services.
October 2021
Article

Support for grant holders - 2016-2020 strategy

Additional supporting information and resources for those who have funding from our previous strategy (2016-2020).
September 2020
Blog

Signals in the noise: getting to grips with poverty

A year from the start of the Trust’s strategy, and to mark Challenge Poverty Week, our Chief Executive, Jim McCormick, looks at the poverty pressures bearing down on low-income households in Scotland and where action is needed if we are to apply the lessons of the pandemic.
October 2021
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Women's Centres

This project was developed to demonstrate how a gender-specific, community-led approach can help women to achieve positive outcomes as individuals, organisations and within communities.
September 2020
Publication

Issue 1 – Introducing the Women’s Centre Programme

The Women’s Centre Programme has been developed to demonstrate how a gender-specific, community-led, multi-agency approach can support women to achieve positive outcomes at a community, individual, and agency level. Our first report is now available to view.
September 2021
Publication

Issue 5 – Heart & Soul: from a community-led women’s space to a women-led community space

This is the fifth in a series of short thematic summaries in which we share what we have heard and learnt from the people that have taken part in our research into our Women’s Centre Programme.
October 2021
Blog

Over £1.3M awarded to charitable organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our latest funding recipients with 34 organisations working to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland receiving just over £1.3 million.
October 2021
Blog

Voices: Moving on Inverclyde

In our Voices series, we share the stories and opinions from our funded organisations that are helping to find solutions to poverty and trauma in Scotland. The latest group is Moving on Inverclyde, a Greenock based charity, established to support adults (18+) experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use and their families.
October 2021
Blog

Internship reflections: Esther Itela

Robertson Scholar, Esther Itela, is a fourth-year student at Robert Gorden University studying Food, Nutrition, and Human Health. As part of #ChallengePoverty week, Esther shares her reflections on her summer internship with the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit, and what she learned about poverty in Scotland.
October 2021