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Before completing this form please make sure you have read our Wee Grants guidance.

If you have any communication support needs that make reading or completing an application form difficult or impossible, please get in touch with us at funding@therobertsontrust.org.uk or call us on 0141 353 4321 to discuss alternative ways you can apply.

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About your Organisation


Please provide the name of your organisation as registered with OSCR or as shown in your constitution.

• A community group run on a voluntary basis, set up as an organisation with a management committee, constitution and its own bank account.
• A registered charity is a voluntary organisation set up only for charitable purposes. Scottish charities must register with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).                                                                    


For charities this should be the date you registered with OSCR.                                          For groups this should be the date  your constitution was formally adopted.

By unconnected we mean these people should not be related by blood; married to each other; in a long-term relationship with each other or living together at the same address.

We consider it good practice for organisations to have at least three unconnected Trustees or members on its Board or Committee.  As you have advised that you do not have this, we cannot consider your application.


OSCR and SCVO have some useful resources on good governance.  Your local Third Sector Interface may also be able to provide you with some guidance around this.


We consider it good practice for organisations to have at least two unconnected people required to authorise payments or withdrawals from the account. As you have advised that you do not have this, we cannot consider your application.



If your work involves children, young people or vulnerable adults we can only accept an application from you if if you have a policy in place which sets out how you will keep them safe. You can find more information on safeguarding, including useful resources and guidance, on the NSPCC and Children 1st websites.


Your local Third Sector Interface may also be able to provide you with some guidance around this.


If your community group does not have a formally adopted constitution then we are unable to consider your application.



If your constitution does not have an open membership clause which states that membership is open to all, please explain why and your process for refusing membership. If your constitution does not have a dissolution clause which states any remaining assets will be transferred to another charity or organisation with similar aims on being wound up, please explain why.

Please tell us, in your own words, what your organisation does and who it supports.

Tell us about the services or activities you will deliver and how these will make a difference for the people you support.  Information on our three funding themes and what we look for in an application can be found in our guidance. 

We want to fund organisations who are community led and who involve the people they support in the development and delivery of their services and activities.

£
Please enter either the total cost of your project or, if you are asking for funding towards the day to day running costs of your organisation, please tell us how much you think these will be over the next 12 months, up to a maximum of £24,999. Please only enter numbers and round to the nearest pound.

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From £300 up to a maximum of £2,000.  Please only enter numbers and round to the nearest pound.

Independent Referee 

If you are a newly registered Charity and have not yet produced Annual Accounts please provide details of an Independent Referee below.

This should be someone who knows the work of your organisation but is not directly connected to it.  This might be a local community worker, MSP or Councillor, teacher, health professional or someone from your local Third Sector Interface.

Having someone from your community vouch for your work lets us know that you are well linked in within your local 
community and are known to others. 

We may contact the independent referee as part of the assessment of your application or during the period of any funding we award. Please make sure you have permission to provide their details and that they are happy for us to contact them. We will store their details until any grant we award comes to an end.

Please provide details of an Independent Referee below.

This should be someone who knows the work of your organisation but is not directly connected to it.  This might be a local community worker, MSP or Councillor, teacher, health professional or someone from your local Third Sector Interface.

Having someone from your community vouch for your work lets us know that you are well linked in within your local 
community and are known to others.   

We may contact the independent referee as part of the assessment of your application or during the period of any funding we award. Please make sure you have permission to provide their details and that they are happy for us to contact them. We will store their details until any grant we award comes to an end.











Organisation Address 




Organisation Contact
This person should be authorised to commit the organisation to applying for funding.  For registered charities this should be someone on your Board. 

The contacts provided on this form must be different.


The emails provided on this form must be different.











Application Contact
This is the person we will get in touch with for any queries about the application or where we need additional information.  Please make sure this is someone who can answer any questions about the work, and who is available and happy to be contacted. 

The contacts provided on this form must be different.

The emails provided on this form must be different.










File Uploads


This must show the name of your bank, account name, sort code and account number. If you bank with a credit union, we need to see a statement from the credit union which shows the same information, your membership or reference number and the account MUST be in the name of the organisation as we cannot make payments to personal accounts. In both cases please make sure the information in these documents can easily be read. An example bank statement which shows the information we need can be viewed in our guidance.

If you are having trouble uploading files, you can send them to us at weegrants@therobertsontrust.org.uk.  Please tell us your organisation's name and provide your application reference number, if you have one.  If you are unable to send us this form as a result of issues uploading files, please call us on 0141 353 4321.

We’ll use these documents to help us review your application and determine your need for our funding.  If the bank statement or Accounts you send us show a large balance compared to the cost of the work you’re asking us to fund it may look as though you don’t need a Wee Grant.  We understand however that some of these funds may be held for a specific purpose, or that they have since significantly reduced.  Please use this space to tell us about this, to make sure we review your application fairly.

* This could be a local authority funding fayre, Robertson Trust event or another funders’ event 

** Third sector interfaces (TSIs) provide a single point of access for support and advice for the third sector within local areas. There is a TSI in each local authority area in Scotland.  
 
To the best of my knowledge, the information provided on this application gives a true and accurate account of my organisation's work and needs. I confirm that I am authorised to commit my organisation in this way. I confirm that my organisation unconditionally authorises The Robertson Trust to publish details of financial support given to my organisation and of the objectives of my organisation; to pass any details obtained about my organisation through this application or through subsequent assessment procedures to external agencies, including other grant-making bodies, and also to use such information as part of any survey undertaken by The Robertson Trust; and/or to use any such details as part of any press release or publication; and without the need at any time to obtain the further consent or agreement from me or my organisation.