Our charity partners
09 October 2019
We work with key charity partners who tackle issues important to our customers and communities.
A movement for good
We are giving £100million to good causes, helping to change people’s lives for the better. Three people helped by the charities we support share their stories here.
Watch Dushy’s story
Dushy and her two year old daughter had no stable home to call their own. With no income Dushy felt lost and alone, until she found help and support from The Oasis Centre.
Watch Dushy’s story to see how our support has helped to make a real difference.
Watch Percy's story
Percy lost his wife and son in a short space of time and at 88 years of age, loneliness became a real problem for him until he discovered the support offered by Age UK in Manchester.
Watch Percy’s story to see how our support has helped to make a real difference.
Watch Darren's story
Darren was homeless and living on the streets of Manchester. He lost hope until he found a helping hand from Barnabus.
Watch Darren’s story to see how our support has helped to make a real difference.
We work with key charity partners that tackle issues important to our customers and communities.
Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity, founded in 1739 by Royal Charter to protect vulnerable children.
Our partnership was established by our UK insurance business, Ansvar, in 2010 and has seen us deliver more than £150,000 of funding for Coram’s Life Education programme, which supports primary age school children to build confidence and resilience.
In 2017, we gave £50,000 to fund a new Relationships Education programme which will reach over 200,000 children aged 5 to 11. The programme has been developed in response to Coram’s research, which showed that schools feel they need more support with Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) ahead of it becoming compulsory in all primary schools from September 2019.
In 2017, our ethical investment business, EdenTree, established a community investment fund focused on charities aligned to our positive investment criteria.
Futures Theatre, a London-based theatre group, was awarded £120,000 over three years to further its mission to create theatre for children and teenagers which ignites conversation, engenders change and promotes a fairer society for women and girls.
The grant will specifically fund ‘Underwater Love’, a production tackling the negative consequences of sharing sexual imagery, and enabling young people to identify abusive behaviour. In total, 12,000 students will experience a performance.
St Rose’s School
Our Gloucester office teamed up with St Rose’s, a school which provides education, therapy and care for children and young people aged 2 to 25 with physical, sensory, learning and communications difficulties.
In 2017, we gave over £18,000 and more than 100 of our people volunteered, helping with everything from making over a bungalow for residential students to sprucing up the gardens.