Charitable calls

Scottish charities in with the chance to partner up with Scotmid

Scotmid and current charity partner Guide Dogs UK.
Scotmid is on the lookout for its next charity partner for 2023-24

CHARITIES across Scotland are being given the chance to become partners with the community retailer Scotmid for the 2023-24 year.

Scotmid aims to find a charity it can work with over the next year to help build it up through a programme of fundraising and support.

The convenience retailer said it is looking for an organisation that shares its values and passion for supporting local communities to help create a creative and fun partnership to encourage fundraising from colleagues, members and customers.

It’s current charity partner, Guide Dogs, is set to use the donations raised through Scotmid to further guide dog training as well as recruit habilitation specialists and guide dog mobility specialists who will help to assist hundreds of visually impaired children and young people to develop skills and live a more independent life.

Kyla McVicar, business development manager at Guide Dogs, said: “We’d encourage charities to apply for this exciting opportunity to be Scotmid’s next charity partner.

“You’ll be joining forces with an incredible organisation who really care about making a massive difference in local communities.”

Scotmid’s Charities Team is set to host a live Q&A session on 29 March at 11am with joining information available from and charities can find more information about how to apply on the Charity of the Year Application site.

Applications for the partnership close on 14 April at 5pm.

Shirley MacGillivray, head of membership and community at Scotmid, said: “The charity of the year partnership provides both a fantastic platform for us to support worthwhile causes and for our charity partner to have the extended support of our colleagues, members and customers.

“We are seeking an ambitious charity that will make the most of this incredible opportunity and can’t wait to begin work working with the cause.”