Every year our Charity of the Year programme works to champion two charities, voted for by employees and sharing our Born to Be mission to help young people fulfil their potential. We work with small charities with a maximum annual income of £5 million (and a minimum of £500,000) to provide them with step changing unrestricted funding that enables them to have a greater impact. Employees raise funds with the elected charities through activities that include sports events, raffles, quizzes, appeals and challenges. Over £1.7 million was raised in 2014.
Click here to see selection criteria and timelines. Please note revised versions will be published in May/June 2015.
This year we are proud to be working with Sparks, who support research in to conditions affecting children's health, and World Child Cancer, who work tirelessly to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for children across the developing world. We hope to make a large impact on both these amazing causes.
Charities of the Year has raised over £13 million for 21 charities since 1999.
£770k was raised in one day in 2014 through employees donating one day’s salary
2016-17 selection criteria and timeline
The 2016-17 selection process will commence in May/June 2015.