Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation

The Iceland Charitable Foundation exists to make life better for people

All our colleagues can participate in voluntary charitable activities during working hours without loss of pay, and our Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation (IFCF) has raised more than £24 million for good causes since 2008.

IFCF raises money (and awareness) for good causes and is a fully registered independent charity. Colleagues contribute all year round with a focus on a fun-filled charity week in June.

Every year, we choose to benefit a significant charity. Since 2011, we’ve focused heavily on dementia research, donating £10 million to UCL Dementia Research, over £3 million to Alzheimer’s Research UK, and more than £1 million to the Alzheimer’s Society / Alzheimer Scotland. Other major charitable donations have included £3 million to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, £1.5 million to Help for Heroes, £1 million to the Royal British Legion, and £1 million to Prostate Cancer UK.

Our £10 million donation to UCL Dementia Research helped to fund construction of the London hub of the new UK Dementia Research Institute.

In addition, our founder Sir Malcolm Walker played the leading role in forming the UCL Retail Partnership, a unique coalition of nine retailers pledged to donate some or all their revenues from the sale of single-use carrier bags, which raised a further £10 million for this same cause.

The Foundation’s Trustees are Sir Malcolm Walker, Iceland Chief Executive Tarsem Dhaliwal and Managing Director Richard Walker.

Our current Charity of the Year is Alzheimer’s Research UK and the foundation has committed to donate £1 million to life-changing dementia research and awareness during 2019.

Other current campaigns include work with the Sepsis Trust to raise awareness of sepsis, and support for Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Communities campaign.

Find out more about the Iceland Foods Charitable foundation here.