Robertson Trust

Robertson Trust launched Partners in Change, a new fund for organisations working in Scotland with a charitable purpose and a turnover above £2 million, including registered charities, housing associations, Community Interest Companies, universities and credit unions. Key points include:

  • Available to organisations in Scotland with an annual income of more than £2 million – this is the first time in our new strategy that we’ve funded organisations of this size
  • Supports work which aims to change how services and support for people experiencing poverty and/or trauma are designed and delivered
  • Funding of between £50K and £150K per year, for up to three years
  • Closing date for Expressions of Interest for Partners in Change is 5pm on 3rd June 2021
  • Two stage application process – second round applications will be between 18th June and 16th July

New fund from @RobertsonTrust, Partners in Change offers funding to large organisations working to prevent/mitigate the negative impacts of poverty and trauma in Scotland. Closing date for expressions of interest is 3rd June –

Clubs in Crisis Fund

Clubs in Crisis Fund
Grants up to £2,021 are available to support sports clubs and organisations that deliver sport for development to recover from the pandemic’s impact and continue their work to achieve social outcomes through sport. Specifically, the fund is looking to supporting sports clubs and organisations that intentionally deliver wider social outcomes
through sport. Deadline 07 June 2021

Community Ownership Fund

From summer 2021 community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched-funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses through the UK Community Ownership Fund.  Bids will be accepted from all communities across the UK. In most circumstances, bids should be made from community and voluntary organisations with formal governance in place, such as a Community Trust.  Projects should be focused on place-based assets or amenities, which are important to the local community, build connections between people and foster a sense of pride in the local area – but are at risk of being lost without community intervention. There will be an emphasis on ensuring the asset or amenity can be sustainable in community ownership.

Opening June  2021

Co-op local community Fund

From the 4th – 30th May, causes are invited to apply for funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund.  Thurso and Wick Co-op stores will each select three successful causes in their area.  Local groups can find out more and apply at

What projects will the fund support?

In line with our community plan to provide fairer access to food, mental wellbeing and opportunities for young people, the Local Community Fund will support community projects that:

  1. Enable people to access food and co-operate together to feed everyone
  2. Help improve people’s mental wellbeing
  3. Offer young people opportunities to develop new skills and make a difference in their community