Our charity partners

02 November 2018

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.

Our partnerships

We work with key charity partners that tackle issues important to our customers and communities.

Coram

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.

Futures theatre

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.

The Landmark Trust - Cobham Dairy

We’re passionate about protecting the rich history we’re privileged to play a part in; protecting and paving the way for the creation of our future heritage.
 
Cobham Dairy is a Grade II listed building which was once a stunning piece of architecture with a unique story.  It was built in the 18th century by James Wyatt for the Countess of Darnley and is unusual because of its purpose. Though many buildings were designed and built for men, Cobham Dairy is significant because it was a hub for women. In the hot summer months, this retreat stood as a cooler environment where ladies of the time could complete tasks such as making butter and cream. We’re proud to have donated £200,000 to the project which will commence later this year. 
 
As part of our greater commitment to the protecting UK heritage, we’re involved in a range of projects aimed at protecting irreplaceable skills, people and places. These include support for apprentice craftspeople – from stonemasons to carpenters and electricians – funding the restoration of ‘at risk’ heritage buildings and developing the heritage leaders of the future through our sponsorship of a Master’s degree in Sustainable Heritage.