Your key chance to give something back
Annual Renewal for 2024 membership is an opportunity for ICAS members to give something back by donating to two key charities.
Each year, as ICAS members complete the membership Annual Renewal process you have an opportunity to donate to two charities which are key to individual ICAS members and the wider profession, both now and in the future.
ICAS Foundation – invest in a fair future
Launched in 2012, ICAS Foundation makes a difference by supporting academically talented young people facing economic and social barriers to higher education. These barriers include low household income, challenging family circumstances, limited awareness of opportunities and living in areas of multiple deprivation.
This aim is achieved through financial support, a mentoring scheme and internships that add important skills and experience.
ICAS Foundation receives a generous annual donation from ICAS to meet some of its costs but also relies heavily on direct donations from ICAS members, including donations made during the Annual Renewal process.
Read more: Learn how ICAS Foundation is helping to boost social mobility and broaden the talent pipeline.
SCABA – helping CAs in their time of need
Founded in 1919, The Scottish Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (SCABA) supports CAs, their dependants and prospective CAs who are in need. The charity helps those who have undergone life-changing events, such as redundancy, debt and ill-health, by providing emotional, practical and financial support. This is achieved through outreach visits either in person, online or by phone and tailored financial support via grants or short-term loans.
SCABA also relies heavily on the generosity of individual ICAS members and their charitable donations, again often made during the Annual Renewal process.
Read more: Learn more about the support provided to CAs by SCABA.
How to donate: You can donate online now or when completing your 2024 Annual Renewal when it opens later in November 2023.
Your donations are needed now more than ever
The need for assistance from these charities continues to be felt acutely. Assistance might take the form of helping a young person from a low-income background to achieve their dream of studying accountancy, or supporting the family of a CA who is suffering from long-term illness.
How to donate
Towards the end of the Annual Renewal form (online and paper versions), you will see the option to donate a sum of your choice to one or both charities. Members whose firms pay their fees, and those who have set up Direct Debits, also have the option to donate.
You can complete your Annual Renewal for 2024 ICAS membership when it opens in November 2023.
However, if you’d like to donate via the charities' own websites, you can do so here:
ICAS Foundation is a Charity registered in Scotland: SC034836
The Scottish Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association is a charity registered in Scotland SC008365.
Keeping in contact is also key
During the 2024 Annual Renewal process, Members will also have the chance to update their email preferences, this includes the opportunity to opt-in to receiving emails from SCABA and ICAS Foundation. Opting in will be key to helping both charities achieve their aims, will keep you up to date with news about the ways in which their support and your donations are making a real difference, and will provide a vital connection for those who may find themselves in times of need.