We are delighted to invite third sector organisations to this Meet the Funder event to hear from representatives from The Robertson Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund, who will provide a summary of open programmes, answer your questions and hopefully inspire you to apply for funding.
Our aim is to help improve local understanding of sources of funding, help identify whether you have an eligible project idea and provide a unique opportunity to ask questions about the following programmes and/or application process.
The Robertson Trust’s vision is of a fair and compassionate Scotland where everyone is valued and able to flourish. Currently, the Robertson Trust, offer responsive funding aimed at constituted community groups with annual income of less than £25,000 and registered charities who are working to alleviate poverty and trauma in Scotland, and who have an annual income of under £2 million. The Robertson Trust has identified four key themes that are essential for reducing the impacts of poverty and trauma, these are Emotional Wellbeing and Relationships, Financial Security, Education Pathways and Work Pathways. Under each of the four themes the Trust has identified specific areas of interest that we want to fund details can be found on the Robertson Trust website https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/our-themes/
National Lottery Community Fund
This event will provide the opportunity for charities and groups to meet João Gonçalves, our Lottery Funding Officer for Inverclyde, and learn more about upcoming changes to the Awards for All Scotland popular. This popular fund has been a quick way to apply for funding of between £300 – £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. Projects supported by this fund need to do at least one of the following: bring people together to build strong relationships in and across communities; improve the places and spaces that matter to communities; help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage. As of November 2023 this programme is changing so this session is a MUST for any organisation or group planning an application.