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What’s important to us

A short guide to the key criteria and what we're looking for when we consider funding applications and make decisions.
September 2020
Blog

Wee Grants Blether: Speak with the team

We have 27 slots available to speak with our Wee Grants team 1:1 to discuss an application.
April 2021
Blog

Sponsorship of The Curve Digital Training Programme

We are pleased to support the Curve, a series of free, 90-minute workshops for third sector organisations. These online workshops aim to build knowledge around best digital practices, raise awareness of digital tools and increase impact with digital.
April 2021
Article

Additional support

We offer a broader programme of support to many of our funded organisations, using both internal and external expertise and resources.
September 2020
Project

Each and Every Child

The Each and Every Child initiative is a new programme of work which aims to tell a compelling story about children and young people in the care system, transforming the current public narrative and mobilising people at all levels in the community to take action to improve their life chances.
September 2020
Blog

TRT response to press reports

Our statement is now available.
April 2021
Blog

Response to press reports

Our statement is now available.
December 2020
Blog

Hosts Sought for Summer 2021 Internship

We are once again keen to hear from organisations who may be interested in hosting a Robertson Scholar for our Summer Internship Scheme this year.
April 2021
Blog

Over £1.9 million awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce the latest recipients of funding since the launch of our new strategy in 2020.
March 2021
Blog

Over £1.6 million awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce the latest recipients of funding since the launch of our new strategy in 2020.
March 2021
Blog

An Update on our 2021 Intern Scheme

Our Scholarship Training Officer, Gemma Manclark, gives an update on our Internship Scheme recruitment process for 2021. The fully-funded scheme was established in 2014 to help our current 3rd year Robertson Scholars enhance their C.V and gain valuable experience in the workplace before entering their final year of university.
March 2021
Blog

Poverty-related attainment gap: Time to think differently

Former Professor of Education at Strathclyde University, Sue Ellis, responds to our recently-commissioned evidence review of the poverty-related attainment gap.
February 2021
Project

Rural Action Fund

In 2017, the Robertson Trust approved a £120,000 award to Youth Scotland to help provide resources to extend support for universal youth work in rural communities.  As part of this award, £30,000 was restricted towards establishing the Rural Action Fund to support small, volunteer-led groups in rural communities, who (at the time) would otherwise be unable to access funding from the Trust.
October 2020
Project

Social Action Inquiry

The Social Action Inquiry has been set up set up to find out more about how communities can take action that makes a difference. The inquiry is a partnership between Carnegie UK Trust, Corra Foundation, Foundation Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), The National Lottery Community Fund and The Robertson Trust.
February 2021
Publication

Together We Help

In July 2020 Social Action Inquiry partners commissioned The Collective to lead on a short-term piece of research to capture the stories and lessons learned from communities coming together to help during the Coronavirus pandemic.
February 2021