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Announcing our new partnership with the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

Monday 9 May 2022

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust to support the charities funded by them in the 2022-23 financial year. 

Working together, we have created an innovative model for support and development that gives RS Macdonald grant-holders access to professional training and networking opportunities. 

The partnership is based on shared values and shared ambition.

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust awards around £3m of grants a year to a wide range of charities working in Scotland. This funding is provided to organisations and projects aligned to the Trust’s funding themes.

Our Learning & Events team provides vital training to professionals working with and for children and young people. And as a member organisation with 450 organisations and individuals in membership, this partnership provides a great opportunity to join us and the RS Macdonald Charitable community to develop a stronger workforce.  

Rachel Campbell, Director, the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust, comments: “We have a longstanding commitment to supporting charities, not just with direct grants but with a listening ear, an opportunity to connect and to develop.  I am sure this new opportunity will build on this to benefit those who access a wide-ranging menu of support.”

Simon Massey, Head of Engagement & Learning at Children in Scotland, says: “It’s exciting to be embarking on a partnership with a charitable trust that sets out to support the charities they fund in the way RS Macdonald does. By joining forces, we can reach more professionals and ultimately support more children, young people and families in Scotland.”

The partnership will provide discounted access for grant holders to our award-winning open learning programme as well as bespoke learning opportunities that target the needs of individual teams across organisations.  

RS Macdonald grant-holders will also have access to wider Children in Scotland online membership benefits including access to publications, free training events held for its members, forum meetings and discounts on advertising.  

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