The UK Charities of the Year (COTY) programme is a two year partnership with small charities.  The programme has raised more than £22.5 million for 26 charities since it was established in 1999 and won numerous awards.

The bank’s partnerships with small charities go beyond fundraising. By enabling the partnership, the programme aims to unlock further value for the charity by helping to build organisational capacity and provide access to in-house resources and expertise that will advance their cause. Our overriding mission for the partnership is to ensure a legacy beyond the partnership.

Charity for 2020- 2021

For the next partnership year 2020 – 2021, the programme will support just one charity partner.

The focus of Deutsche Bank’s UK Charity of the Year 2020 – 2021 will be on promoting mental wellbeing.

Applications details coming soon.

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.

2018-2019 Impact so far

Charities of the Year 2018-19: The impact you had


Charities of the Year has raised over £22.5 million since 1999 for 26 charities.

One Day

Charities of the Year raised almost £1.3 million through the bank’s One Day annual fundraising campaigns in 2018, where employees donated a day’s salary, that was matched by the bank.

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How to apply

Applications for our 2020-2021 Charity of the Year will open soon.

Charities of the Year 2018-19

cureleukemia – the blood cancer charity

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Last Update: April 16, 2019
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