The UK Charities of the Year programme works to champion two charities, that are nominated and voted for by employees. We work with small charities to provide them with step changing unrestricted funding that enables them to have a transformational impact. Employees raise funds with the elected charities through activities that include sports events, raffles, quizzes, appeals and challenges. Over £4.5 million was raised for our previous Charities of the Year, Autistica and Hope and Homes for Children in 2016-17. However, the bank’s partnerships with small charities go beyond just fundraising, helping them to capacity build and providing them with access to in-house resources and expertise to help them solve real world challenges.

Charities for 2018-19

This year we are proud to be working with Cure Leukaemia which offers hope to patients with currently incurable forms of blood cancer via potentially life-saving treatments, by funding specialist research nurses, and Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity which exists to brighten up the lives of courageous children in the UK living with a serious or life-limiting illness,  and their families, putting their illnesses on hold and fulfilling their greatest wishes.

Two for two years

In 2016, Deutsche Bank extended the one year programme to two years, increasing the impact on the chosen charities, and building a stronger partnership between employees and the causes.

2016-17 impact

Charities of the Year 2016-17: The impact you had


Charities of the Year has raised over £20 million since 1999

One Day

Charities of the Year raised almost £2 million through the bank’s One Day annual fundraising campaigns in 2016 and 2017, where employees donated a day’s salary, that was matched by the bank.

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How to apply

You need to be nominated by a Deutsche Bank employee to enter the Charities of the Year selection process.

Nominations for our 2020-2021 Charities of the Year will open in Spring 2019.

Click here to see last year’s selection criteria and timelines as a guide. 

Charities of the Year 2018-19

cureleukemia – the blood cancer charity

Rays of Sunshine – Granting Magical Wishes Every Day

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Last Update: April 13, 2018
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