GAP’s Charitable Foundation was set up in April 2015 and donates around 0.5% of the company’s profits to charities. Since its formation, GAP Giving has donated over £518,000 to more than 528 different charities across the UK and further afield.
The donations are allocated through applications put forward to the GAP Giving Committee by the company’s 1,700+ workforce. The committee includes members of staff from a variety of roles within GAP, meeting monthly at the company’s Head Office in Glasgow.
There are various ways GAP Giving provides support:
Any GAP employee can nominate a charity they feel is deserving or who may have helped themselves, family or friends in the past. In total, £79,853 was donated to 55 different charities during the 2020/2021 financial year.
GAP's recent donations include:
The Scottish Association for Mental Health provides mental health and social care support and services to adults and young people throughout Scotland.
Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks in the UK, supporting a network of over 1,200 food banks to provide emergency food and support to people in crisis.
Beatson Cancer Charity
Beatson Cancer Charity supports patients with cancer by providing a range of wellbeing and specialist services to them and their families.
Below are some more of the charities we have recently donated to:
GAP has ten divisions specialising in the hire of equipment to the construction and events industries and over 145 locations throughout the UK. Every year, each region, division and Head Office department are given the opportunity to choose a charity for a donation of £1,000. GAP Giving has donated to countless charities via the Charity of the Month and special donation schemes (charities that Joint Managing Directors, Douglas and Iain Anderson, support). Charities who received a £1,000 donation last year include: Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice, My Name'5 Doddie Foundation, Alzheimer's Society, Bliss Scotland and St Margaret's Hospice Care.
In the financial year 2020/21, GAP donated a total of £75,250 purely through, both, employee nominated donations and the Charity of the Month scheme.
GAP also operates a matching scheme, where employees who fundraise for a charity will see their efforts matched by GAP Giving (up to £750). In the past year, there has been a number of donations made via GAP Match amounting to £4,603. Due to COVID, there were limited fundraising events throughout the year, however, our employees still managed to take part in various charity events including: cycling, walking, singing, ‘Go Sober’, virtual London Marathon and even the full monty! Various charities benefitted including: Maggie’s Centre, Mental Health Foundation, Blue Skies Hospital Fund and Cancer Research UK.