The Barracks Conference Centre 2023
The doors are open! We are pleased to share details of 2023 plans for The Barracks Conference Centre, our regional event hub in Stirling.
The Robertson Trust signs joint letter to the Deputy First Minister
A coalition of nearly fifty charities, anti-poverty organisations and campaigners have written to the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP. They are calling on the Scottish Government to pause debt recovery for money owed to public bodies in Scotland by people on the lowest incomes.
Over £1.6M awarded to organisations across Scotland in January
We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from January 2023. 47 organisations received just over £1.6M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
Vacancy: Scholarship Development Officer
The Robertson Trust is now recruiting a Scholarship Development Officer to assist in the delivery of our Journey to Success Scholarship Programme.
Aspiration is not enough
Our CEO, Jim McCormick, looks at how our work is being driven by contributing to lasting social change rather than solely mitigating disadvantage
Meet with our Funding Team 1:1
Do you want to have a chat about a potential application? As part of our ongoing support, The Robertson Trust has 1:1 sessions available for new applicants on Wednesday 1st February.
Hosts sought for 2023 Summer Internship Scheme
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.
Over £2.2M awarded to organisations across Scotland in December
We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from December 2022. 59 organisations received just over £2.2M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
Invitation to Tender: Evaluation of The Robertson Scholarship
The Robertson Scholarship aims to support young people aged 16 to 25 to overcome financial and social barriers to gain the university education and career they aspire to. We are commissioning an independent, participatory evaluation of the Robertson Scholarship. This will help us to understand what differences it is contributing to and how our work in this area could have the greatest impact on poverty and trauma in Scotland.
New Report: Public Debt and Arrears in Scotland
The Robertson Trust has published new research showing that many low-income families are being pushed into debt and arrears by the public bodies meant to be helping them through the cost-of-living emergency.
Voices: Young Enterprise Scotland
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 Young Enterprise Scotland, an East Renfrewshire based charity that supports young people aged 5-25 years to develop business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy through accredited training and practical experience across Scotland.
Annual Review 2022
We are pleased to share our Annual Review for 2022.
Voices: Roxburgh & Berwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau
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 Roxburgh & Berwickshire Citizens Advice Bureau who offer free, impartial and confidential advice on a range of topics, giving their local community the information they need to deal with any situation and improve their lives.
Voices: Friends of Scottish Settlers
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 our Friends of Scottish Settlers, a charity working to welcome refugees and all newcomers to the Falkirk district.
Responding to immediate need
We were pleased to inform our current revenue grantholders (those supported under our 2020-30 strategy) that we will shortly be making an additional payment, effectively an uplift to their current grant, to help cope with immediate pressures.