Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation

Our Charitable Foundation exists to make life better for people. It raises money (and awareness) for good causes and is a fully registered independent charity that operates independently from the Iceland business. Colleagues contribute all year around with a focus on a fun-filled charity week during Spring.

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 £30 million for good causes.

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 Spring.

Since 2011, we’ve focused heavily on our ‘Dementia; let’s beat it’ campaign, donating £10 million to UCL Dementia Research, over £5 million to Alzheimer’s Research UK, and £1.5 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 CBE, Tarsem Dhaliwal – CEO, Richard Walker – MD, Paul Dhaliwal – Trading Director.

During 2020 and 2021 we supported over 400 charities in our local communities, voted for by our colleagues.

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

Find out more about the Iceland Foods Charitable foundation here.