SOHK Scotland is delighted to announce a three-year sponsorship of the SOHK for Schools programme by international investment management firm, Baillie Gifford. Their support will enable us to continue our work with our existing cohorts as well as introducing the programme in more schools over the next three years. Baillie Gifford are also sponsoring our Festival of Rugby in May – where, for the first time, we will bring together all of our SOHK for Schools pupils in Scotland to play rugby together and celebrate the achievements of their time with SOHK.


Baillie Gifford have a strong identity with regards to their Corporate Citizenship, and believe in long-term investment for their charity partners. This is hugely valuable to us as a charity as it enables us to plan long-term and grow our work sustainably, so that the students we are working with can rely on continuity of care from the programme.


“Baillie Gifford is delighted to support SOHK in the wonderful work being done in our local communities. SOHK plays a significant role in educating our youth in the importance of health and wellbeing through sport, whilst also instilling the values of rugby and equipping our youth with valuable skills for their futures. We look forward to developing a meaningful long term relationship with SOHK and supporting their ongoing work.”

Johann G. van der Merwe, Director, Baillie Gifford


"We are thrilled to be the recipients of such a generous, multi-year grant. This support enables us to plan ahead and gives us a sense of security. The work we do with children genuinely, profoundly changes lives.  As well as providing the fun and celebration of a ‘Rugby Festival’ for hundreds of our pupils in 2022, Baillie Gifford’s donation will enable us to work with 120 pupils per year for 3 years that we may not otherwise be able to reach."

Rosa Innes, Director of Programmes, SOHK Scotland