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  • The Robertson Trust - Improving Job Quality to Tackle In-Work Poverty in Scotland

    Created: 16/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance

    The Robertson Trust is now inviting applications for their latest Programme Award open call. The focus of this call is improving job quality to tackle in-work poverty in Scotland. 

    The Programme Awards are aimed at work with potential to deliver lasting change on poverty and trauma in Scotland. This fund offers project-restricted revenue funding for up to five years, usually between £50K and £500K in total, and up to £250k per year. We expect to spend up to £2M through this call, subject to level of demand and nature of proposals we receive. Eligibility details include:

    • Available to organisations working in Scotland with an annual income of more than £100k.
    • Available to charities, Asset Locked Community Interest (must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory asset lock demonstrating how they do not distribute assets or profits to individuals or third parties), Housing Associations and Credit Unions whether alone or in partnership (including with other types of organisations).
    • Focused on supporting meaningful and ethical co-design with people with experience of poverty and trauma, which will be one of our key criteria in assessing applications.

    With a view to preventing and reducing future rates of poverty and trauma in Scotland, this open call has emerged from extensive stakeholder engagement within our Work Pathways theme over the past year.

    They are particularly interested in:

    • Employer-focused approaches, as well as approaches that have a joint focus on the employer
    • Supporting employers to embed fair work practices across Scotland
    • Improving career progression, skills investment and job design
    • Removing barriers to earning more (where people want to)
    • Strengthening worker power, rights and enforcement.

    How to apply  

    For full information and how to apply, check out The Robertson Trust website.

    The closing date for applications is 11.59am on Friday 07 June 2024.

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