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LOCAL ACTION FOR GLOBAL GOOD

SDG logos on footballs with feet
SDG logos on footballs with feet

Our commitment to the SDGs

As Scotland’s community foundation, we are proud to be contributing to a collective effort in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Scotland.

Logo for the UN SDGsAs we support Scotland’s communities to shape their own futures, we have always been working across the multiple and comprehensive issues that the 17 different SDGs highlight.

Throughout 2020 we held a series of conversations with our staff and stakeholders to agree on which of the SDGs our work was most closely aligned. As a result, we selected 12 of the 17 goals. By focussing on these 12 SDGs, we can engage with communities and donors, target funding and communicate impact. 

And by aligning with both a national and global agenda, we hope to drive more urgency, relevance and connection in our work – both internally between colleagues and Trustees and externally amongst the many stakeholders we serve.

The goals our work contributes to in Scotland

Our overarching goals

Reduced inequalities
Reduced inequalities

Reduced inequalities

SDG aim: To reduce inequality within and among countries

Foundation Scotland contribution:  We redistribute resources and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all across Scotland.

Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities

Sustainable cities and communities

SDG aim: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Foundation Scotland contribution:  We support activity to help Scotland's communities become more inclusive, safer, resilient and sustainable

Our primary goals

No poverty
No poverty

No poverty

SDG aim: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Foundation Scotland contribution:  We support activities tackling poverty, improving services and helping those most vulnerable in Scotland

Good health and wellbeing
Good health and wellbeing

Good health and wellbeing

SDG aim: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

Foundation Scotland contribution:  We support activities that promote healthy lives and help to improve mental and physical wellbeing for all.

Quality education
Quality education

Quality education

SDG aim: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 

Foundation Scotland contribution: We are helping to improve people’s opportunities through developing skills, knowledge and access to learning

Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

SDG aim: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation

Foundation Scotland contribution: We provide support to social enterprises at all scales, helping to build community infrastructure

 

Climate action
Climate action

Climate action

SDG aim: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Foundation Scotland contribution: We're playing our part in tackling climate change in Scotland and encourage others to do likewise. Read about our commitment to climate change

Our supporting goals

Gender equality
Gender equality

Gender equality

SDG aim: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Foundation Scotland contribution: We support opportunities, choices and services for women and girls across Scotland.

Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth

Decent work and economic growth

SDG aim: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

Foundation Scotland contribution: We assist organisations in providing meaningful jobs within their communities

Responsible consumption & production
Responsible consumption & production

Responsible consumption & production

SDG aim: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Foundation Scotland contribution: We avoid waste, encouraging sustainable consumption and production and encourage others to do so through our commitment to climate change.

Peace, justice & strong institutions
Peace, justice & strong institutions

Peace, justice & strong institutions

SDG aim: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels

Foundation Scotland contribution: We encourage transparency and accountability across all our work and responsive, representative and inclusive decision making.

Partnerships for the goals
Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships for the goals

SDG aim: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Foundation Scotland contribution: We work collaboratively and effectively with partners.

Reporting on progress

In Spring 2021, we began mapping our grantmaking and donor activity to our 12 selected goals. Whilst it's too early to report on any impact, we regularly collect evidence and case studies and speak to our stakeholders about the importance of the SDGs and their relevance to our work here in Scotland. 

Watch this space for more detailed information and reporting in the near future.