Community involvement

At Scottish Friendly we're dedicated to helping our customers and the communities that surround them. We've established long-term partnerships with three charities that share our values and purpose.

In doing this, we hope we can improve the lives and outlook of young people, particularly those who need it most, which can benefit the family unit and help the wider community prosper.

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Action For Children

Action for Children is a children’s charity that supports and protects children, young people, and families in the UK.  Through Action for Children, we are currently funding two full-time Wellbeing Practitioners to improve the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable school pupils in Glasgow. The Wellbeing Practitioners create capacity for a new, more focused young-person led approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

Staff here at Scottish Friendly also participate in fundraising initiatives most recently with a group of employees completing the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hrs. £14,000 was raised for Action for Children through this fundraising challenge.

Developing the Young Workforce

We work with Developing the Young Workforce to help support schools and communities. We have a partnership with Bannerman High School in Glasgow with events such as ‘A Day in the life of Scottish Friendly colleagues’, workshops focusing on application form, CV writing and interview techniques, and a ‘Scottish Friendly job opportunities and careers talk’. Our events are held onsite at the Scottish Friendly office and at Bannerman High School.

Scottish Book Trust

For over 25 years the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour has toured UK wide supporting the Scottish Book Trust on a shared mission to help improve children’s literacy.  The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour brings authors, illustrators, and a variety of other creative practitioners to schools, libraries, and public venues across the UK. Previous tours have included Julia Donaldson, Cressida Cowell, and Joseph Coelho.