IBC work closely with many different Glasgow charities, including Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital Charity, The St Aloysius Charitable Fund and A & M Scotland.
IBC were one of the main sponsors for the 2017 Glasgow Children’s Hospital Annual Charity Ball that took place at the Glasgow Hilton. The event was the biggest ball to date and was a huge success for a very special charity, the charity ball raised a phenomenal £160,000 for the Schiehallion appeal on the night.
Achieve More Scotland
A&M Scotland is a registered SCIO based in Glasgow that delivers programmes of diversionary activity to young people from areas of high social deprivation. Diversionary activities take the form of sports, physical activity, group-work, volunteering, employability and personal development sessions. We improve young people’s physical and mental health and well-being, confidence and self-esteem, aspirations, personal responsibility and life chances by engaging them in weekly, structured, positive activities that work across communities and are delivered by role models (experienced and trained youth workers/coaches.)
“Over the past 16 months IBC has been an amazing supporter of Achieve More Scotland. Achieve More is a Glasgow based charity which delivers programmes of activity within areas of high social deprivation. Activities take the form of physical activity, group-work, volunteering, employability & holiday programmes. IBC assist the charity in a number of ways, including the contribution of staff time to deliver coaching sessions at our holiday camps. Financial support to Achieve More from IBC has enabled the purchase of sports clothing and trainers for children & young people, various items of equipment, football kits and the provision of hot food and cold drinks for some 320 children and young people each day of holiday activities to combat holiday hunger – that’s nearly 10,000 meals each year. That’s a significant contribution to the city and we are so grateful for the support provided by IBC.“
Achieve More Scotland
We are also proud to sponsor Notre Dame Soccer Academy 2004 football team
Art on Scotland
Art On Scotland is a progressive social enterprise, which enables artists and makers to promote and sell their work directly to the public. It is a unique outdoor art market led by an artist for artists, based at the prestigious Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow. ‘Art On the Exchange’ offers an affordable platform for artists to exhibit and sell work, engage with customers in person and connect directly with their audience.
‘Art On the Exchange’ is now in its fourth year and during that time has offered over 1000 opportunities for stallholders to showcase work. Many regular attendees have built a strong customer base, developed their entrepreneurial skills and have found an effective outlet to produce a regular income stream from their work. To artists, AOtE offers a public platform and affordable space to exhibit and sell their work, and for customers the opportunity to purchase quality hand-made original items on the High Street.
AOtE runs monthly from April to September with additional events during Merchant City Festival and in the five weeks prior to Christmas.
Mama Biashara works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. Mama Biasharra give grants to set up small sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security, offer training and employment in everything from phone repairs to manicures. Mama Biasharra have built a children’s home and still support it, create water-harvesting solutions for drought-devastated areas and are starting to use the Mama B method to help those fleeing FGM, forced marriage, sex slavery and child rape.
Stirling University Women’s Football Team
IBC are proud to be the main sponsors of Stirling University Womens Football Club. The team play in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, the top division of women’s football in Scotland.
Match for Cancer
IBC made a donation to the ‘Match for Cancer’ which was held in aid of charity with all the proceeds being shared equally among the Celtic FC Foundation, the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and the James Milner Foundation.
Local charities that benefited also are The Beatson and Glasgow Childrens Hospital Charity.