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

Foundation grants to Barnardo’s 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 to 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 to 25.

During 2019 to 2022, the Foundation was pleased to support MyBnk with a three-year grant, to enable it to increase its reach in Scotland. We’ll do the same during 2022 to 2025 as MyBnk establishes its presence in Birmingham.

Find out more about MyBnk.

The Foundation is proud to have supported the Prince’s Trust for a number of years. Both organisations have an ambition to support vulnerable young people across the UK.

During 2022 to 2025, the Foundation will financially support the Trust’s schools-based Achieve programme in Glasgow.

Find out more about the Prince’s Trust.

SportInspired works with children and young people in some of the UK’s most deprived communities. It supports young children to find and take part in a sport they love, and trains 12 to 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 SportInspired’s work.

Following a partnership with Tomorrow’s People, the Foundation supports Works+ as its employability charity in the Scottish Borders.

Works+ supports a range of projects, tapping into the interests of young people and engaging them to secure training, learning and employment. The Foundation is an active supporter, providing funding and volunteering support.

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. It focuses 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 brings professional counselling and wellbeing support to the young people supported by our existing charity partners across the UK, as well as to their staff.

Previously a charity distributing the Hymans Robertson Foundation’s bursary to young people in London, the London Screen Academy is now a three-year funded charity partner. The Foundation is supporting the LSA’s work with neuro-diverse young people.

Find out more about the London Screen Academy.

St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to enable them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills, increase opportunities and prevent homelessness.

The Foundation’s support enables St Basils to fund an Employability Coordinator who helps connect young people and interested local employers, to achieve sustainable jobs for the future.

Find out more about St Basils.

Our bursaries

The Foundation Bursary was introduced to support young people to enter into/stay in a positive destination. Our charity partners provide the governance and management support to distribute funds to young people.

Our bursary is managed directly by our partners who have direct relationships with young people they support. Unfortunately, the Foundation is not able to manage direct requests for bursary funding.

Founded by families in 1989, the Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in Scotland dedicated exclusively to improving the lives of people who are impacted by Huntington’s disease.

Living with a parent or family member who has Huntington’s disease can be very difficult. The Foundation provides bursaries to support the Scottish Huntington’s Association’s services to children and young people facing these challenges, helping with the costs of education, training and employment.

Find out more about the Scottish Huntington’s Association.

The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

The Foundation supports the Prince’s Trust to provide bursaries to young people to cover a range of essential items such as travel, clothing, examination costs, IT and data kit, and provisional license/driving lessons.

St Basils works with young people from 16 to 25 years old who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to enable them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills, increase opportunities and prevent homelessness.

The Foundation bursary supports St Basils to help young people with clothing grants and support when attending job interviews.

Our charity partners

Although 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, and to achieve this 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.

The Scottish Tech Army is a volunteer-based organisation that provides ‘tech for good’ solutions to the public and third sector across Scotland.  It emerged at the start of the Covid pandemic and continues to strengthen its volunteer base and social impact.

Find out more about the Scottish Tech Army.