West Dunbartonshire charitable organisations, including Golden Friendships, have been awarded more than £71,000 by The Robertson Trust - Scotland's biggest independent funder.

Carers of West Dunbartonshire were recently awarded £28,000 towards their learning and development project.

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.

The other successful applicants working in the region included Golden Friendships and Clydebank Community Sports Hub.

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.”

Applications for small awards or continuation's of existing awards are decided on a monthly basis and applications for larger awards are decided at four committees per year.

Full details of upcoming deadlines and funding criteria can be found at therobertsontrust.org.uk.