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 has been directed to young people’s services to access training and employment and volunteering from our staff to deliver Christmas care packages to senior citizens within the communities FARE serve.

During the Covid19 pandemic and lockdown, the partnership has strengthened with FARE’s lead in accessing Government funding for foodbanks across Glasgow. The Foundation continues to support FARE, its volunteers and beneficiaries. Please view this link to observe FARE’s (and its charity network partners) impact

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.

Grants are split between The Prince’s Trust’s Achieve and ‘TEAM’ education and personal development programmes. The Achieve personal development programme focuses on laying down the roots to employment and includes budgeting and finance as part of its life skills training; whilst TEAM incorporates financial planning and budget as part of its Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills accredited training. You can learn more about the TEAM programme in this video.

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.

Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) is an award-winning, national children’s charity with over 20 years’ experience supporting children across the UK facing some of the toughest starts in life; be it family breakdown, bullying, neglect, poverty or other debilitating circumstances.

Our 200+ TLG Centres across the country support ALL children in need – regardless of race, background, religion or belief. We;

  • Feed hungry children – (TLG Make Lunch Centres)
  • Return smiles to primary school children who are struggling with the school day (TLG Early Intervention Centres) 
  • Provide specialist teaching and therapeutic support to students in crisis in their education (TLG Education Centres)

The Foundation partnered with TLG in 2015 and continue to support the development of a financial literacy course, “Money Matters” within their Education centres across England. TLG Education Centres support young people age 11-16, who are in crisis in their education (at risk of exclusion or have been excluded from school)

Watch Rory’s story as an example of how TLG transforms the lives of struggling young people in their education:

Rory’s Story from TLG films on Vimeo.

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.