Our Funding Strands

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.

Through our Open Awards Programme, we make awards to organisations carrying out work that reflects one or more of our funding strands. We will prioritise work which aims to reduce inequality by responding to identified needs and disadvantage. Please click on the links below to find out more about the types of work we fund under each strand.


Care & Wellbeing – “Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers”

Work which improves people’s physical and/or mental health, addressing health inequalities and exclusion faced by particularly vulnerable people. View Care and Wellbeing page.


Strengthening Communities – “Increasing the ability and capacity of people and communities to create solutions which address local need”

Work which benefits people or communities who have been disproportionately affected either economically or due to the marginalised nature of their peer group. View Strengthening Communities page


Realising Potential – “Developing confidence and resilience in young people, particularly those who face barriers to success”

Work which engages young people to help them navigate life choices and support them to reach their full potential. Realising Potential page.

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