We financially support a range of charity partners across the UK.
In Summer 2022, the Foundation Board of Trustees confirmed multi-year funding with our partners below. Longer term funding provides an opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with key charity partners who, in turn, are the main delivery and service partners supporting communities and young people.
Our Funded Charity Partners:
Grants are directed towards ‘Barnardo’s Works’, its employability programme for long term unemployed young people across Scotland. The programme includes ‘Financial Fitness’, aimed at supporting young people to better understand their personal finances. Watch the video below to find out how this programme helps young people.
FARE is a Glasgow based charity supporting vulnerable people and communities across Glasgow and West Central Scotland. The Foundation has been funding and supporting FARE since 2019. Our support is directed towards supporting services for young people’s to access training and employment. Volunteers from Hymans Robertson have been active both before and during the Covid19 pandemic, helping to pack and deliver care packages to senior citizens and families within the communities FARE serve.
During the pandemic and lockdown, our partnership was strengthened with FARE’s lead in accessing Government funding for food banks across Glasgow. The Foundation continues to support FARE, its volunteers and beneficiaries.
Take a look at this video to see one of FARE’s recent successes in the community – a community run facility which provides holiday clubs for local school children.
MyBnk is a charity specialising in creating and delivering high impact financial education programmes to 7 – 25 year olds. MyBnk’s ‘Money Works’ programme is an accredited money management programme which focuses on independent living, digital finance skills and debt prioritisation for young people aged 16 – 25.
The Foundation was pleased to support MyBnk during 2019 to 2022 to increase its reach in Scotland with a three year grant. We’ll do the same during 2022-2025 as MyBnk establishes its presence in Birmingham. You can find out more about the work MyBnk do here: https://www.mybnk.org/
The Prince’s Trust has been supported by the Foundation for a number of years. Both organisations have an ambition to support young people across the UK, particularly the most vulnerable.
During 2022-2025, the Foundation will financially support the Trust’s schools based Achieve programme in Glasgow. See here for more information: Explore your potential with Achieve | Unlock your potential | Help for young people | The Prince’s Trust (princes-trust.org.uk)
SportInspired works with children and young people from some of the UK’s most deprived communities, supporting young children to find and engage in a sport they love, and training 12 – 16 year olds as young leaders, helping them to develop essential vocational skills. The Foundation contributes towards young leader training and sports festival days. Find out more about the work SportInspired do in this video.
Following a partnership with Tomorrow’s People, the Foundation has supported Works+ as its employability charity in the Scottish Borders. Works+ supports a range of projects, tapping into interests of young people and engaging them to secure training, learning and employment. The Foundation is an active supporter, providing funding and volunteering support. You can find out more about the work they do in this video.
Now in its 30th year, Lifelink is a social enterprise and registered Scottish Charity, focused on supporting people to make positive changes in their lives, by helping them realise their own abilities to cope with stress and find ways of overcoming anxiety and depression. Lifelink is bringing professional counselling and wellbeing support to the young people supported by our existing charity partners across the UK, as well as to their staff.
Charities we support:
Inevitably, some of our multi-year funding agreements with charities come to an end. The Foundation is committed to fostering an ongoing relationship with our charity partners. To that end we are building an alumni network with charities.
In previous years, the Foundation funded TLG and we continue a non-financial relationship with TLG to ensure that they continue to benefit from our charity network and introductions made by the foundation.
A volunteer-based organisation that provides “tech for good” solutions to the public and third sector across Scotland. The Scottish Tech Army emerged at the start of the Covid pandemic and continues to strengthen its volunteer base and social impact.
For more information see https://www.scottishtecharmy.org/