Charities of the Year

Charities of the Year is a staff fundraising programme for two charities that have been nominated and voted for by our staff.

These charities will work together with Deutsche Bank's Corporate Citizenship team to put on a range of fundraising initiatives for Deutsche Bank staff throughout the year. Together we arrange raffles, sports events, overseas challenges, music concerts, wine tasting evenings, gala dinners, pub quizzes, online auctions, art competitions and much more.

Last year we raised over £1.7 million for our charities of the year: AfriKids and Marine Conservation Society.

2011 sees the arrival of two new Charities of the Year voted for by UK employees, The Eve Appeal and War Child.  

The Eve Appeal

One million women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every year worldwide and 850,000 women die. In the UK, 50 women are diagnosed and 20 women die from a gynaecological cancer every day. Sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers. Despite huge advances in many areas of cancer research, the death rates for gynaecological cancer have improved very little in the last 20 years. The Eve Appeal is determined to change this and is the only UK charity dedicated to funding research into all gynaecological cancers. Specifically, we provide crucial risk capital to fund innovative research projects focused on early detection, prediction and prevention of gynaecological cancers. The research we fund is world leading and has already demonstrated that our aim to halve death rates from gynaecological cancer can be a reality.

War Child

War Child saves lives. We provide protection for the most marginalised children in the deadliest conflict situations: reintegrating child soldiers with their families, getting street children back into school, separating children from adults in the worst prison environments in the world. They have low overheads and deliver value for money: in Iraq it costs us 11½p per child per day to get children back into school, and we do this sustainably by investing in the ability of local organisations and authorities in a way that ensures transparency and accountability.In the words of Sir Paul McCartney: “I’ve been supporting War Child since 1995. Their work with children in war zones saves lives. I urge everyone to support War Child.”

Working with Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year programme, these two unique charities have been able to engage and fundraise with employees across the bank. Fundraising so far has come from a variety of events including a music quiz, International Women's Day challenge and access to the War Child after party gig.

Selection process and criteria

The Charity of the Year programme is a one year partnership with two charities that have been nominated and voted for by our UK employees. In order to be invited to apply, a charity must first be nominated by at least one of our UK employees. 

In 2009 we made the strategic decision to work with smaller charities in our Charity of the Year programme, where we felt we could make the biggest impact. We further refined this in 2010, when we again reduced the maximum annual income criteria to £5 million for our 2011 partnerships. For 2012 we will continue our smaller charity focus by working with charities with a maximum annual income of £5 million.

Please see the attachment below for the 2012 criteria and selection process timetable

2012 Selection process and criteria

Our Previous Charity Partnerships

• 1999 - NSPCC
• 2000 - Macmillan Cancer Relief
• 2001 - Mencap and Enable
• 2002 - NCH
• 2003 - Marie Curie Cancer Care
• 2004 - Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
• 2005 - British Red Cross
• 2006/7 - SPARKS
• 2008/9 - Angus Lawson Memorial Trust, CHICKS and Teenage Cancer Trust
• 2010 - AfriKids and the Marine Conservation Society

Key facts
  • 1,607 Deutsche Bank UK employees volunteered in 2010
  • Over £1.7m was raised for the 2 Charities of the Year in 2010
  • £1.2m of donations made by staff were matched pound for pound by Deutsche Bank
COTY- Selection process
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Last Update: 11. July 2011
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