The Hymans Robertson Foundation was set up by Hymans Robertson to direct its charitable giving and volunteering activities. Hymans Robertson is the major funder of the Foundation and has committed to donating 2% of its budgeted pre-tax management accounting profits annually to charitable activities, primarily benefiting The Hymans Robertson Foundation.
In August 2019, we appointed our first CEO. Marcella Boyle is the executive leader of the Foundation and responsible to the Foundation Board. Marcella works with the Hymans Robertson Helping Hands teams across the UK to promote volunteering opportunities for Hymans Robertson staff. She is also our lead relationship manager for our Foundation charity partners, ensuring that we continue to connect and support our partners in achieving our joint targets. Finally, Marcella is responsible for ensuring that the Foundation operates within OSCR and Charity Commission’s required and best practice legislation and regulatory environment.
Yes, we do so in three ways. We fund Foundation partners directly which includes The Prince’s Trust, MyBnk, TLG (The Education Charity), FARE Scotland (Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse), Works+, SportInspired and Barnardo’s. These are three year funding arrangements and extend to 2021.
Responding to the Covid-19 and lockdown impact, we launched the Hardship Fund in April 2020. This Fund directly funds emergency and essential services provided by charities to vulnerable people and communities across the UK.
We also support the charitable activities of Hymans Robertson employees and members and offer matched funding for income raised for registered charities which meet our Foundation’s objectives. In 2019/20, Hymans Robertson staff collectively raised £30,600 for over 30 different charitable organisations, with the Foundation donating an additional £17,200 through matched funding.