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The Robertson Trust – Community Vehicle Grants

Funding available: max £10,000

Applications close: 31/05/2024

About this fund

Community Vehicle Grants focuses on work that addresses the impacts of poverty and/or trauma under one or more of the following themes:
– Financial wellbeing
– Emotional wellbeing and relationships
– Educational and work pathways.

They can contribute to the costs of a vehicle used to support work that: meets people’s immediate needs, provides earlier help, tests new approaches or does more of what work, and is universal or targeted. See website for details of target groups.

Fund award sizes
Minimum: £2,500 Maximum: £10,000 Annually awarded: £148,000

Notes on award amounts:
Capital funding of £2,500 to £10,000 for a vehicle to support your work. Grants are towards the purchase of a new or used vehicle, or the upgrade of an existing one. The amount of funding will depend on the cost of the vehicle, see guidance for details.

Who can apply
You must be a registered charity with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million

When to apply
Due to upcoming changes to their funds, the Trust are closing to new applications from 12 noon on 31 May 2024 and will reopen with the new look version in September 2024.

Next deadline: 12 noon on 31 May 2024

How to apply
The application form and guidance are available on the Robertson Trust website.

Exclusions:
Charities who are already in receipt of revenue funding from the Trust, Charities who unsuccessfully applied to the previous Open Grants programme within the last 12 months, and Housing Associations and Arm’s Length External Organisations.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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The Robertson Trust – Community Vehicle Grants

The Robertson Trust

Funding available: max £10,000

Applications close: 31/05/2024

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