Dumfries and Galloway charitable organisations share over £135,000

More than £135,000 has been awarded to charitable organisations in Dumfries and Galloway by The Robertson Trust, Scotland’s biggest independent funder.

In the region’s largest award, Include Us was awarded £90,000 towards the capital and running costs of the Catherine Street Inclusive Play Park and Community Garden. Other successful applicants working in the region included Home-Start Wigtownshire (£23,000), The Stove Network (£16,000), Creetown Initiative Ltd. (£4500) and Friends of Clark’s Little Ark Sanquhar (£2000).

In total, £5,540,500 was shared by 183 organisations across Scotland for the period covering September to December 2018, with £135,500 going to Dumfries and Galloway.

Lesley Macdonald, Head of The Robertson Trust’s Giving Team, said: “This was a particularly busy round of funding for the team and we were pleased to see such a wide geographical split of awards.

“We’re anticipating another busy period ahead and would ask any potential applicants to please take note of our upcoming deadlines and ensure they are clear on our criteria, which is detailed on our website.”

Based in Glasgow, The Robertson Trust supports charitable organisations of all sizes which are committed to achieving positive change for individuals and communities across Scotland.

Through its open awards programme, around £16 million is awarded to charitable organisations in Scotland across its three funding strands – Care and Wellbeing, Strengthening Communities and Realising Potential – each year.

While applications for small awards or continuations of existing awards are decided on a monthly basis, applications for larger awards are decided at four Giving Committees per year.

Full details of upcoming deadlines and funding criteria can be accessed at