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An update on our Education Pathways theme

DonnaMarie Steel, our Programmes and Practice Officer, reflects on our work so far within our Education Pathways theme and provides an update on our upcoming work in this area to tackle poverty and trauma.
DonnaMarie Steel April 2023

Over £1.8M awarded to organisations across Scotland in February

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from February 2023. 51 organisations received just over £1.8M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
TRT Staff March 2023

Scottish Poverty and Inequality Leadership Hustings

The Poverty Alliance and The Robertson Trust have organised an online hustings, seeking the views of First Minister candidates Kate Forbes, Ash Regan, and Humza Yousaf as to how they will build a more just and equal Scotland.
TRT Staff March 2023

Vacancy: Each and Every Child Practice & Participation Coordinator

The Each and Every Child initiative (EEC) has a new vacancy for a Practice & Participation Coordinator. The closing date for applications is Monday 27th March at 12pm.
TRT Staff March 2023

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.
TRT Staff February 2023

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.
Russell Gunson February 2023

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.
TRT Staff February 2023

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.
TRT Staff February 2023

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
Jim McCormick January 2023

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.
TRT Staff January 2023

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.
Gemma Manclark January 2023

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.
TRT Staff January 2023

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.
Cassy Rutherford December 2022

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.
Russell Gunson December 2022

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.
Emily Bennett December 2022