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Charity of the year

Each year, Scottish Women in Business adopts a charity, nominated by members and selected by our President in consultation with committee members.

The money, support and awareness provided by swib makes a big difference to help the chosen charity. At each event, a donation of £1 per attendee is added to the amount that swib pays to the charity at the end of the year, but there are many more ways to help! Here's a round-up of all the ways in which we raise the money for our Charity of the Year. If you have any ideas on how swib can raise even more, please let us know using our contact form.

Charity 2019-20

swib's charity of the year for 2019-20 is Glasgow Care Foundation.

For over 140 years, Glasgow Care Foundation has been alleviating poverty in the city, assisting families and individuals in Glasgow who cannot get help from any other agency. They're a small charity doing big things for Glasgow, with just one full time employee and two part timers.

GCF helps people in two ways: individually and by providing grants to community organisations, schools and projects. It helps some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable and needy families who cannot obtain help from any other source. This usually takes the form of provision of essential items such as washing machines, fridges, bedding, cookers and floor covering. They also support with supermarket vouchers to buy Christmas dinner and toys for their children for Christmas morning. GCF has a continuing commitment to support 100 pensioners in poor health, and also supports local community projects and, through collaboration with the Rotary Club, holidays for disadvantaged families. Each year, on average, GCF helps more than 500 families or individuals, and up to 15 organisations within the community.

GCF’s income comes from bequests, legacies and donations, and from capital investments made in earlier years. They do not receive any funding from local or national government, so swib's support can make a big difference to this small charity.

You can find out more about Glasgow Care Foundation on their website, and stay in touch with them by liking their Facebook page.

Previous years

You can see the charities supported by swib in previous years here.

Want to be our next Charity of the Year?

Check out our how to apply page.