The Foundation supports suitable strategic charity partners and provides funds for several years.
In 2018 to 2019, the Foundation committed to three year funding agreements with particular charities. Longer term funding provides 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 trusted partner charities:
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 to increase its reach in Scotland with a three year grant, towards the cost of hiring a MyBnk trainer in Scotland. In February 2020, MyBnk Money Works was authorised by the Scottish Qualification Authority to issue an accredited award, and the programme is now being delivered to young people who are engaged with our other charity partners. You can find out more about the work MyBnk do in this short video.
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.
The Foundation directly funds employability support we deliver to young people and, through Hymans Robertson, volunteers have hosted young people in their offices giving them a real insight into different working environments.
We know that young people have been among the hardest hit as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Foundation’s partnership will continue to provide ongoing support to the young people who need it most. We really value our relationship with the Foundation and the shared belief that all young people should have the chance to build thriving futures.
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.