Application deadline update

We’re extending the deadline for Select brokers to nominate a charity until Friday 29 May 2020.

If you have already applied for your grant, we’ll be making the donations ahead of schedule, getting the money into the hands of the charities as soon as we can in this challenging time. 
 
Thanks for your continued support.

Closer to You

Doing something meaningful on your behalf

We want to do something meaningful on your behalf.

As you may know we’ve always been a different kind of business, and as part of that, we as an organisation have the ambition to give £100million to charity by 2020.

We’ve always wanted Closer to You to be more than just a non-specific donation, which is why we give Select brokers the exclusive opportunity to nominate a cause that’s close to their heart for us to support.

All you have to do is fill in a simple online form and we’ll look to give a donation of around £2,500, or more if it’s a specific project you’re really keen to support. The more information you can provide about a specific cause, the better.

How to apply

You can apply using this simple online form. You will need the charity registration number (if registered) and all applications must be submitted by Friday 29 May 2020.

Following review and approval of your application, your donation will be paid directly to your charity in May 2020, via the Charities Trust who are a leading independent donations management organisation.

Volunteering opportunities

Corporate giving isn’t just about financial support. It’s about sharing skills, resources and building relationships. It doesn’t need to be a long-term commitment either – a few hours or a couple of days can really help the causes that mean the most to your business and your employees. 

What can we all contribute?
  • Consider the charity/s that mean the most - local, relevant to your business ethics, a cause such as mental health, children, animals or the environment.
  • Identify what you have to offer – number of people, time, professional or vocational skills.
  • Research what charities need – practical help, trustees, guidance.
  • Align what you can offer to the charity’s need and you’ve got a perfect match! 
We’ll even help support you and your staff with volunteering.  All you need to do is indicate on your application form whether you’d like further help with volunteering. 

Share the news

Sharing a good news story like charity work, or your support of a particular cause, not only sheds light on the subject, but encourages others to do the same.

It’s important to share the story of how your donation has helped your chosen charity. We can help you and your charity raise awareness by sharing social media posts and providing a press release template.  
 
Following successful application, your Key Account Manager will present you with a certificate recognising you for helping your chosen charity. 
 
This makes a fantastic photograph opportunity for press releases and social media. Your Key Account Manager can tell you more.