The Foundation was set up by Hymans Robertson to direct its charitable giving and volunteering activities. Hymans Robertson is our major funder and donates 2% of its budgeted pre-tax management accounting profits annually to the Foundation.
We provide funding to our charity partners to:
- improve the financial futures of disadvantaged young people.
- support long-term local community projects aimed at improving the lives of those in need.
The Foundation supports its charity partners through multi-year funding arrangements. Our charity partners all work with disadvantaged young people at risk of underachievement or exclusion from school, or those who are trying to move into higher education, employment, or training.
We support charities in five areas: Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Birmingham.
We provide more than just funding to our partners. We meet with them regularly to share best practice and feedback, we support their relationships with Hymans Robertson LLP volunteers, and we connect our partners into our alumni and nonfunded partners network, to organisations like the Scottish tech Army, who can help our partners with tech and fundraising expertise.
We support the charitable activities of Hymans Robertson LLP with matched funding for fundraising.
We also make ad hoc donations for registered charities which meet our objectives.
Barnardo's case study
Foundation grants to Barnardo’s are directed towards Barnardo’s Employment, Training and Skills (ETS) services in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh. These services offer specialist, bespoke support to young people who are furthest from the job market and hardest to reach. The programmes also include ‘Financial Fitness’, aimed at supporting young people to better understand their personal finances.
Megan completed her Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills and decided to continue her journey with us to do her Diploma in Retail Skills. When she started, she was very shy and lacked confidence in herself and was unsure as to what she could offer an employer.
As part of her course, she volunteers at a local charity shop and not only has she gained a lot of hands-on experience, but her confidence has come on in leaps and bounds!
We are so proud of her transformation!
“I found it hard to come to new places and meet new people but since I have come to ETS North, I have really come out of my shell, and I know how to be me. Over the past two years, the patience of the staff has improved me as a person.”
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.
Watch our video with Prince’s Trust partnership manager Katherine Bell, who talks about the impact the Foundation’s funding has on the Prince’s Trust’s work with young people.
Please note, the Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications for funding. Instead, we invite applications from organisations we have identified as sharing our priorities of improving the financial futures of disadvantaged young peoples and supporting long-term local community projects aimed at improving the lives of those in need.