The Sir James Robertson Charitable Trust awards grants to voluntary youth organisations in Glasgow which have charitable recognition and are formed for the purposes of promoting the spiritual, mental and physical welfare of young people without attachment to any political party.

Priority consideration is given to applications relating to the recruitment and training of leaders, but applications for funding the general development of the applicant organisation can also be considered.

Guidance notes for grants along with application forms are available here.

 

Object and Criteria of Grant

The core funding of the Trust was derived from the former Glasgow Standing Conference of Voluntary Youth Organisations of which Sir James Robertson was founder Chairman.

The Trust maintains the founder Chairmanís principles through continuing interest in and support of voluntary youth organisations in Glasgow, having charitable status, being formed for the purpose of promoting the spiritual, mental and physical welfare of young people and without attachment to any political party, having particular, but not exclusive, regard to the needs of such organisations in the recruitment and training of leaders and in the development of such organisations.

Grants made by the Trust may be made subject to conditions as to the use to be made of the Grants concerned.

Consideration will be given to appropriate applications on two occasions annually, namely April and November. Applications addressed to The Secretary must be received by 15th April and 31st October respectively.

It is anticipated that requests will outweigh the limited financial resources and priority will therefore be given to applications which are directly related to The Recruitment and Training of Leaders without prejudice to the general development work of youth organisations.