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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

Annual Review 2022

We are pleased to share our Annual Review for 2022.
TRT Staff November 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.
Annette McGraith November 2022

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.
Jessica Paterson November 2022

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.
Lesley Macdonald November 2022

Over £1.6M awarded to organisations across Scotland in November

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from November 2022. 65 organisations received just over £1.6M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
TRT Staff November 2022

Voices: Clued Up

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 Clued Up, a Kirkcaldy-based charity established to provide substance use support and information service to young people under 25 in Fife.
Laura Crombie November 2022

Voices: Grampian Women's Aid

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 Grampian Women's Aid, a charity providing specialist domestic abuse support services for women, children and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Alison Hay November 2022

Voices: Glasgow Council on Alcohol

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 Glasgow Council on Alcohol, who were established to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and/or substance misuse through advice, information, counselling, support, prevention, education, and training to address inequalities and improve health and wellbeing.
Lesley Ross October 2022