HFD foundation pledges £250k to local causes

25 May 2020

The HFD Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of property development and IT business HFD Group, has pledged £250k to support local causes and vulnerable communities affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Among the initiatives supported by the Foundation are the St Andrew's Hospice in Airdrie, NSPCC Childline Glasgow, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Covid-19 Appeal. While the foundation has previously raised additional funds through donations, the Covid-19 response has been financed entirely by HFD Group.

Trustees of the foundation refocussed this year's strategy and fundraising plans following the outbreak of Covid-19. HFD has also earmarked up to £20,000 for matched funding and employee-led initiatives, to support staff with their own charitable efforts.

Kat Ovenden, Trustee of The HFD Charitable Foundation (pictured), said: "There are organisations and people in our local communities who need extra support now, more than ever. It's been great to see Scottish businesses coming together to play a role in tackling the virus, for instance, using specialist tools and equipment to help with the demand for PPE or hand sanitiser. Our view is that fast-tracking our annual contributions to the local community is the best way we can offer support."