The Charities of the Year programme works to champion two charities, that are voted for by employees and share our Born to Be mission to help young people fulfil their potential. We work with small charities to provide them with step changing unrestricted funding that enables them to have a big impact. Employees raise funds with the elected charities through activities that include sports events, raffles, quizzes, appeals and challenges. Over £1.8 million was raised in 2014.
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.
Starting January 2016, Charities of the Year will be a two year partnership, enabling us to make an even bigger impact on the chosen charities. Nominated charities must align with our Born to Be programme and have a core focus on young people.
Click here to see selection criteria and timelines.
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.