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Glasgow Kiltwalk raises a record-breaking £4 million for Scottish charities?

Sir Tom Hunter has issued a heartfelt thanks to Kiltwalk Heroes who put their best foot forward for last week’s Glasgow event, revealing they helped to raise over £4 million– a record-breaking sum. Walkers raised £2.7m and The Hunter Foundation provided a generous top up of 50%, amounting to £1.35m and boosting the final total

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Blair Castle Acquired by The Hunter Foundation

Philanthropy, the Hunter Foundation has acquired the Blair Castle and the 220 acre Estate as its new headquarters and home to all of its leadership programmes. The acquisition of the 900 year old Castle will enable the Hunter Foundation to accelerate its work in entrepreneurial scale-ups, head teacher and public sector leadership.* Commenting on the

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Sir Tom Hunter Comments On Ten Year Economic Strategy

Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sir Tom Hunter commented; “Were this a business, which in most part it is, I would have focussed far more attention on asking the customer what is needed i.e. consulting with the people that are going to generate the jobs and economic prosperity. “What we have here is a long wish list

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High growth businesses awarded record £1.5 million at Scottish EDGE finals

A record breaking £1.5 million was invested in a total of 42 businesses with innovative entrepreneurial potential as the latest winners of the Scottish EDGE Awards are revealed. Hundreds of high calibre applications were received by Scottish EDGE, the UK’s biggest funding competition for high growth potential businesses. After two days of intense pitching, judges

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Kiltwalk set to return to cities across Scotland in 2022

Kiltwalkers will have the chance to put their best foot forward for the charities of their choice next year as the event makes its full physical return across the country. Scotland’s favourite mass participation charity event will take place in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh in 2022, with a virtual version also going ahead to

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Kiltwalk raises a record £8.4m for charities across Scotland in 2021

First physical event in two years contributes £2.2m following 100% top up   Scotland’s legendary Kiltwalk Kindness has raised a remarkable £8.4 million for more than 1,200 charities across the country this year after 15,500 heroes put on a bit of tartan and took part in events. The record-breaking sum includes £2.2 million raised last week

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Kiltwalk countdown on as physical event returns

Donations will be topped up 50% by The Hunter Foundation It’s one month today [26 August] until Kiltwalkers march out for the charities of their choice, as Scotland’s favourite mass participation charity event makes its real-life return. Scotland’s Kiltwalk takes place in Glasgow on Sunday 26 September 2021 and is the first physical Kiltwalk event

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THE HUNTER FOUNDATION SEEKS WANT-TO-BE UNICORNS FOR NEW SCALE UP SCOTLAND PROGRAMME

Ambitious entrepreneurs looking to scale their business are being invited to apply for Scale Up Scotland, a programme founded by The Hunter Foundation and Entrepreneurial Scotland which is designed to support unlocking the scale up economy.  Free to successful applicants, the programme is recruiting its third cohort, having supported 36 businesses to date. An 18-month

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THE HUNTER FOUNDATION COMMITS £7.5M TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN SCOTLAND

THE PHILANTHROPY INVESTS IN SCOTTISH MENTORING AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME Sir Tom Hunter today announced a £7.5m investment from The Hunter Foundation (“THF”) in partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver an overall funding package of £26.9m* for a Scottish Mentoring and Leadership programme for young people across Scotland. MCR Pathways charity will roll out its

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THE HUNTER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES DIGITAL SCALE UP SCOTLAND PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT UNLOCKING SCALE UP ECONOMY

– Entrepreneurs including Bob Keiller CBE and Annabelle Beckwith offer advice in entrepreneur development platform – – The online programme will support Scottish businesses looking to scale free of charge – Scottish entrepreneurs are being given the opportunity to learn from business leaders as part of a new online programme, Scale Up Scotland Digital, aiming

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