Our Grants

Supporting projects and organisations in Glasgow and across Scotland

Celebrating our biggest grants

At HFD Charitable Foundation, we celebrate the transformative power of our largest grants. Our foundation has been a driving force behind remarkable advancements in the charities we support. With a deep commitment to our local community in Glasgow and Lanarkshire, where our business is rooted, we've provided substantial grants that have changed lives and communities.

We also engage our dedicated HFD employees and stakeholders to select impactful initiatives and offer matched giving opportunities. Our mission is to continue amplifying our impact by supporting a wide range of causes and individuals, creating a brighter future for those in need.

Sum awarded: £29,000+

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

We were able to help the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity provide state-of-the-art ventilators for the Princess Royal Maternity Neonatal Unit.

Sum awarded: £24,000


In a recent round of grants, our funding was able to help Childline be there for children in need, day or night

However, the HFD Charitable Foundation has supported the NSPCC for nearly 15 years. In that time, we have donated over £250,000 towards the Childline Glasgow base. 

Sum awarded: £10,000

St Andrew’s Hospice

Our funding went towards providing Art Therapy for those living with life-limiting illnesses and receiving palliative care.

Sum awarded: £10,000

Motherwell & District Women’s Aid

Our funding went towards their Changing Lives Project, providing transport to safe houses and support groups for over 1,000 women and 3,000 children each year.

Sum awarded: £10,000

Finding Your Feet

Our funding went towards reducing social isolation for amputees in Scotland, funding a portion of the social activities for 350 amputees for 8 months.

Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas

Though not connected to our work with the Anchor Fund, the HFD Charitable Foundation is proud to continue our annual tradition of supporting our local communities through Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas each year. 1 in 5 children in Scotland live in poverty, and that figure increases to 1 in 3 in Glasgow.

With the economic crisis in recent years and increasing numbers of children in need, Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas is a children's gift campaign dedicated to bringing some festive cheer by helping children affected by hardship or poverty in Glasgow and its surrounding regions.

HFD Charitable Foundation continues to pledge its support by matching and topping up any financial donations received. All contributions through the foundation will go directly towards filling gift bags and ensuring they reach the charities that need them most.

What they say...

"Through the financially turbulent times of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery period, the HFD Charitable Foundation chose not only to continue supporting Childline but to increase their support. This decision helped to protect thousands of young people in dangerous home situations during lockdown and support them with the challenges of returning to school as restrictions eased.

HFD and the HFD Charitable Foundation hold annual Burns Supper and Golf Day fundraising events, regularly inviting NSPCC staff to attend alongside their business networks. These invaluable opportunities enable us to raise awareness of the NSPCC’s work in Scotland and inspire a wide range of local employers to take action for children & young people in their communities.
Most recently, the HFD Foundation donated £25,000 towards the Childline night service, helping us be there for vulnerable young people when they feel most alone."


“The continued generosity of the HFD Foundation has made an immeasurable difference to the lives of the most seriously ill children in Scotland. From the most vulnerable babies in our neonatal units to children with heart failure and cancer, the Foundation’s donations have funded equipment and support services that have transformed the hospital experience for thousands of families. We are incredibly grateful to the Foundation and everyone involved for their dedicated support.”

Kirsten Watson, CEO, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

The HFD Charitable Foundation have very kindly supported the work of St Andrew's Hospice (Lanarkshire) by providing grant funding for patient care costs, inpatient food costs, and art therapy.  St Andrew's Hospice is extremely grateful for the support of the Trustees of the HFD Charitable Foundation.  Grant funding is a vital source of income for the Hospice, and many services and projects would not be able to take place without suitable grant funding.

St Andrew's Hospice

“The HFD Foundation’s contribution to our services came at a vital time and allowed us to support amputees through both physical fitness classes and activities to boost emotional well-being. Limb loss can be a result of various conditions and situations. It doesn’t discriminate in terms of age or background, and we’ve been told our work has been life-changing and even life-saving for many. We recently celebrated our 10th anniversary, and without input from people like the HFD Charitable Foundation, that simply wouldn’t have been possible.”

Cor Hutton, Founder, Finding Your Feet Amputee Charity

Grant Enquiries

If you are interested in finding out more about our grants process, fill out the form below and a member of the HFD Charitable Foundation team will be in touch.

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