Differabled Scotland

Differabled Scotland – £500 donation from the Ten Percent Foundation

Charity Focus – DIFFERabled Scotland – £500 donation

The Ten Percent Foundation recently donated £500 to Differabled Scotland, a charity based in Glasgow, after a nomination from John McGowan at Edinburgh Napier University.

Who are DIFFERabled Scotland?

DIFFERabled Scotland is a constituted charity supporting parents of children, young people and adults in Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. They were nominated by John to receive a donation from us because they are a charity he has worked with, and he was keen to support their peer to peer support and training for parents and caregivers of children with ASD, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Organisation and Project Background

Differabled Scotland aims to deliver a network of support groups & support direct to all individuals with a role in caring/supporting children & young adults with Additional Support Needs (ASN). They promote social inclusion and offer support to all ranging from early years on into adulthood, regardless of the presence or absence of ‘any’ labels. that provides support, information & advice and training with a focus on neural diversity.


The funding will be used to go towards their free and rolling programme of neurodiversity training and awareness sessions for parents/ carers and neurodivergent individuals. They are a small charity and work tirelessly to raise basic funds for overheads.

Deborah Best, Director of DIFFERabled Scotland, said: “That is amazing. Thank you very much [for the donation].”

What is this all about?

Ten-Percent and Jonathan Fagan Business Brokers donate 10% of annual net profits to charity via the Ten Percent Foundation, a charitable trust set up by our group of companies, to distribute monies to charities in the UK and Africa. We have been doing this for over 20 years. The Foundation never incurs any administration costs (other than bank charges which are minimal). All monies donated are distributed to charities and community organisations.

Why do we donate?

We set up our companies over 20 years ago with the aim of being ethical in everything we did. As part of this we decided that a percentage of our profits should always be earmarked for charitable work and set the rate at ten percent. A sudden burst of inspiration meant we called ourselves the Ten Percent Group.

Nominations 2023

We received over 35 charity nominations from academic clients, business clients, locums, solicitors, transcribers (via our sister company TP Transcription Limited) and staff. Decisions have been made to award c£25k to 17 charities and we will be writing about each successful charity over the next year.

We have a strict list of criteria in relation our donating which is available on the Ten Percent Foundation website.

Donations tend to be within the range of £500-£2000 per charity per year, although in the past we have supported charities over a period of 5 years with donations going towards specific ongoing projects.

If you have any questions about the work of the Ten Percent Foundation, please email jonathan@tptranscription.co.uk or visit our website at https://tenpercentfoundation.org