As part of our work within Widening Access, The Robertson Trust, in partnership with the Life Changes Trust and the STV Appeal, began working with the MCR Foundation and MCR Pathways in 2015 to support the expansion of its mentoring programme for care-experienced and disadvantaged young people in Glasgow beyond the initial pilot schools.
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.
ScotCen’s evaluation presents the quantative and qualitative findings around the programme’s impact in Glasgow, reaching some important conclusions. In particular, participants were shown to be significantly more likely to stay on at school, much more likely to achieve at least one qualification at SCQF Level 5 and more likely to move on to a positive post-school destination than equivalent young people not supported by the programme.