Shortlist 2021

Innovation

Giving Your Way

Octopus Group

Charity partner: Octopus Giving

Giving Your Way is our initiative to increase employee engagement in volunteering. It has been designed to facilitate the growth of charitable behavio...

Global Group Giving Week

Howden Group Holdings

In September 2020, Howden launched our inaugural Global Group Giving Week (GGGW). Our people around the world came together for 5 days of voluntee...

Make a Difference pop-up event

Barclays

Barclays is committed to helping its customers, clients, colleagues, and the wider community deal with the unprecedented social and econom...

Quadruple Matched Giving

Cadent

Cadent's programme of Matched Giving matches £1 for £1 of employee fundraising for any UK registered charity up to £400 each fin...

"Pop, Share, Chat" from Pringles and Movember

Pringles

Charity partner: Movember

Between September and November 2020, a collaborative fundraising, awareness, health promotion and marketing partnership between one the UK...

Calpol's NSPCC helpline campaign

Calpol (Johnson & Johnson)

Charity partner: NSPCC

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, schools and education settings were closed and referrals to children's social services fell dram...

Christmas (SIM) Card Campaign

Tesco Mobile

Charity partner: Crisis

At Tesco Mobile, we're driven by our purpose of caring for human connection: we believe mobile connection brings us closer to other people,...

Crisis at Christmas 2020

Uprise Up & Catalyst

Charity partner: Crisis

Crisis provides vital support to homeless people in the UK, with a vision to end homelessness for good. Catalyst and Uprise Up were eager to ...

Tide Tracks

Ford of Britain

Charity partner: RNLI

Ford is the official vehicle supplier to the RNLI, which includes the Ford Ranger that supports the RNLI Lifeguard's across UK Beaches. Beyond...

Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge

Comitti Boats UK & Caribbean

Charity partner: Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

The partnership between the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) and Comitti Boats UK & Caribbean not only raised awareness this Christmas but a ma...

#CharityForum Covid-19 Support Programme

Novacroft

Charity partner: Various Charity Partners

"I have learnt so much from the input from Novacroft. It has influenced my approach to many areas of my work." - Charlotte Fielder, H...

Mobile Mini Meals

Mobile Mini UK

Charity partner: Harvey & Hugo Ltd

With the use of foodbanks continuing to rise across the UK, in 2020 we launched our charity pledge Mobile Mini Meals to support those in need...

The Twinning Project and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

Charity partner: Twinning Project

Twinning Project is a partnership between Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and professional football with the objective of twinn...

Well Schools

Bupa Foundation

Charity partner: Youth Sport Trust

Well Schools is a growing community of like-minded educators who believe that the wellbeing of staff and pupils should be at the heart of education. ...

Wrap Up London

The gunnercooke foundation

Charity partner: Hands On London

The gunnercooke foundation works with its charity member, Hands on London, to deliver its annual Wrap Up London project. This year the campaig...

Closing the digital divide in the pandemic

Accenture and Nominet

Charity partner: FutureDotNow

An estimated 11.9 million people (UK Parliament, 2020) in the UK lack the skills they need to use the internet&...

Magic Breakfast & Amazon's Home Delivery Breakfast Packs

Amazon

Charity partner: Magic Breakfast

Child poverty levels are the highest they have been since 1999. Even before the pandemic, 1.8 million school children in the UK were at risk of mo...

Project Team Dissemination

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

From the start of the coronavirus pandemic, RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) innovated to create new relationships and launch urgen...

Santander's Covid-19 Response Campaign (QuaranTea)

Santander UK and Santander UK Foundation

Charity partner: Alzheimer's Society/Age UK

The pandemic has hit older, vulnerable people the hardest, with a dramatic impact on their wellbeing. Over six million older people have said ...

Tackling Hunger campaign

Barclays

Charity partner: FareShare

Barclays is committed to helping its customers, clients, colleagues, and the wider community deal with the unprecedented social and econom...

#WeAre5110

Schroders

Charity partner: Médecins Sans Frontières

In April 2020, Schroders launched a global charitable campaign in response to the coronavirus called #CollectiveAction. Alongside the payroll-givi...

Run the River 2020

IG Group & Citi

Charity partner: Teach First

Run the River is Teach First’s annual flagship mass participation event. Now in its eighth year, the event usually brings together 3,000...

Step-tember challenge through the New Look Gives partnership

New Look

Charity partner: retailTRUST

New Look colleagues across the country took part in a series of fundraising events and activities throughout September 2020 to raise essential funds f...

Partnerships

Howden Group Foundation

Howden Group Holdings

Charity partner: Howden Group Foundation

Founded in 2014, with the objectives to support the relief sickness, poverty, disasters, and unemployment, and to advance educatio...

Octopus Giving

Octopus Group

Charity partner: Octopus Giving

We are Octopus Giving: the corporate foundation of the Octopus Group. As well as grant giving, we are passionate about supporting our partner char...

The Aviva Foundation

Aviva Group

Charity partner: The Aviva Foundation

At the Aviva Foundation (hereafter 'the Foundation'), we are proud to be making best use of unclaimed assets to marry the passion and insi...

Asda Fight Hunger Create Change

Asda

Charity partner: FareShare and the Trussell Trust

Asda Fight Hunger Create Change is a transformational partnership with FareShare and the Trussell Trust that launched in 2018 and has made a positive ...

Beyond Words

The Bupa Foundation

Charity partner: Mind, The National Literacy Trust and Cheltenham Festivals

The language of 2020 was kindness... It said 'I love you' in a bag of shopping left on a doorstep It said 'we'll get throug...

Hygiene and Behaviour Change Coalition

Unilever

Charity partner: 21 partners

Full list of charity partners: ActionAid, Aga Khan Foundation, AMREF, BBC Media Action, BRAC, Care International, GIZ, IRC...

Neighbourly Community Fund and Foundation

Neighbourly and partners (M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Nutricia (Danone), Coca-Cola European Partners, giffgaff, Southern Coop & HEINEKEN)

Charity partner: The Neighbourly Foundation

The Neighbourly Community Fund was launched in March 2020 as an emergency response to Covid-19, enabling businesses to channel funds to small loca...

Wickes & YoungMinds

Wickes

Charity partner: YoungMinds

2020, the year Wickes initiated their partnership with YoungMinds. Also the year of COVID-19. In a year blighted by the worst odds, Wickes ...

Outstanding Partnership

RoadChef Motorways

Charity partner: Cancer Research UK

Roadchef is one of the UK's largest motorway service area operators, with 30 sites in 21 locations across the country. It employs over 2,5...

Promoting access to mental health services in sport

Kidderminster Harriers Football Club

Charity partner: Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Suicide rates in England hit a record high in 2019. Accessing mental health services saves lives. Kidderminster Harriers FC and mental health and w...

Liberty Global and Street Child

Liberty Global

Charity partner: Street Child

Liberty Global (LG) is one of the world's largest TV and broadband companies. For eleven years LG provided cornerstone support to Lessons for Life...

Tesco Mobile and Crisis

Tesco Mobile

Charity partner: Crisis

At Tesco Mobile, we're driven by our purpose of caring for human connection. We believe that mobile connection brings us all closer to othe...

TIBCO4Good - City Harvest London

TIBCO Software

Charity partner: City Harvest London

City Harvest London is a non-profit that was founded in 2014 by a small group of individuals who were aware that in one of the wealthiest cities in th...

Vodafone and Barnardo's: #KeepConnected

Vodafone UK

Charity partner: Barnardo's

Being able to stay connected to our family, friends, education and support services has never been so vital. When COVID-19 struck, dail...

To be announced on the night

Asda Fight Hunger Create Change

Asda

Charity partner: FareShare and the Trussell Trust

Asda Fight Hunger Create Change is a transformational partnership with FareShare and the Trussell Trust that launched in 2018 and has made a positive ...

Barclays and Pilotlight- harnessing business skills to help transform charities

Barclays

Charity partner: Pilotlight

Pilotlight and Barclays have a long-standing relationship dating back to 2008. Pilotlight and Barclays work in partnership to support charities across...

Coaching for Life

The Arsenal Foundation

Charity partner: Save the Children UK

Since 2011, The Arsenal Foundation and Save the Children have been using the power of football to improve children's wellbeing. We're supp...

Comic Relief and GSK Fighting Malaria, Improving Health Partnership

GSK

Charity partner: Comic Relief

Malaria kills a child every 2 minutes. In 2015, GSK and Comic Relief joined forces to fight malaria, and improve health, in seven countrie...

DHL UK Foundation and Teach First - Tackling educational inequality

DHL UK Foundation

Charity partner: Teach First

DHL UK Foundation and Teach First are united in their aim to build a fair education for all. We have worked together in partnership to unlock the pote...

M&S and Breast Cancer Now: Accelerating progress for everyone affected by breast cancer.

Marks and Spencer

Charity partner: Breast Cancer Now

For 20 years, Breast Cancer Now and Marks and Spencer (M&S) have worked together to create a future where we don't lose another person to ...

Shelter & Nationwide Building Society partnership. 20 years of working together to help those in housing need

Nationwide Building Society

Charity partner: Shelter

At Shelter and Nationwide, we both believe everyone deserves a place they can call home. Using Nationwide's leading voice in financial service...

Capital One & Age UK Notts

Capital One UK

Charity partner: Age UK Notts

At Capital One, we believe in 'BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD'. At the start 2020, our CSR team was embarking on an events-based deliver...

Gap Homes

Saint Gobain

Charity partner: Barnardo's

Leaving home for the first time can be frightening for any young person. For care leavers it can be overwhelming. Without family support networks&#...

Supporting Berkshire Community Foundation in rapidly meeting urgent community needs during the COVID-19 crisis

Reckitt Benckiser (RB)

Charity partner: Berkshire Community Foundation

International health, hygiene and nutrition consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has collaborated with BCF since 2019 to support the most...

The Assura Community Fund

Assura plc

Charity partner: Cheshire Community Foundation

The Assura Community Fund was launched in 2020 to support health-improving projects by charities and local organisations in the communities around Ass...

BMW Group UK & Alzheimer's Society

BMW Group UK

Charity partner: Alzheimer's Society

The BMW Group UK + Alzheimer's Society 'Connect to Care' partnership has raised £308,000 to date to fund the charity's ...

Rail Aid

The Rail Industry - lead by Wordline, Porterbrook, HS1, Network Rail, TFL, Rail Delivery Group and HS2

Charity partner: Railway Children

When the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, Railway Children’s extensive events programme was all but wiped out. This left a huge ...

Coca-Cola European Partners and UK Youth: Reach Up

Coca-Cola European Partners

Charity partner: UK Youth

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has been working with leading youth charity UK Youth since 2018 to empower young people with the confidence, sk...

Heinz and Magic Breakfast working in partnership to end hunger as a barrier to education at schools in the UK

Heinz

Charity partner: Magic Breakfast

Child poverty levels are the highest they have been since 1999. Even before the pandemic, 1.8 million school children in the UK were at risk of mo...

Lidl GB and NSPCC Partnership

Lidl GB

Charity partner: NSPCC

Lidl GB are working with the NSPCC to help the charity's Childline service to be here for children. In 2020 Lidl renewed their partnership with th...

Allianz and Mind Charity Partnership

Allianz Insurance plc

Charity partner: Mind

In 2019, Allianz chose Mind - the mental health charity as their charity partner for the next three years. Together we outlined three objecti...

Aviva and the British Red Cross: making communities safer and stronger in uncertainty and crisis

Aviva Group

Charity partner: The British Red Cross

Aviva and the British Red Cross (BRC) have been working together since 2016 with the shared aim of making the world safer and stronger in times of unc...

Covid-19 Support Fund

Association of British Insurers/Covid-19 Support Fund

Charity partner: Coalition of 17 Charity Partners

Charity Partners: CAF, NET, BITC, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Leonard Cheshire , The Learning and Work Institute, Mencap...

Credit Suisse Charity of the Year partnership with Cancer Research UK

Credit Suisse International

Charity partner: Cancer Research UK

In January 2020, Credit Suisse International chose Cancer Research UK as its UK Charity of the Year. The objective was to fund research into how i...

Santander UK and Alzheimer's Society: creating a dementia-friendly bank

Santander UK

Charity partner: Alzheimer's Society

One million people will be living with dementia in the UK by 2025, making dementia one of society's greatest challenges. Banking is one of the...

Shelter and HSBC UK

HSBC UK

Charity partner: Shelter

Shelter and HSBC UK have been working in partnership since 2018, to improve the lives of individuals and families suffering the negative effects o...

Leeds Hospitals Charity: Business Charity Awards

Search Laboratory

Charity partner: Leeds Hospitals Charity

Leeds Hospitals Charity (formerly Leeds Cares) is a charity which works with local communities, businesses, and schools to provide £5mil...

Nordoff Robbins Carol Service

Hipgnosis Songs Fund, London Stock Exchange Group, OpenExchange, YouTube Music, SSE, Scala Radio, Modern English Digital

Charity partner: Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy uses the power of music to enrich the lives of others by delivering music therapy sessions with over 200 partner organis...

#BeMoreInclusive

urban

Charity partner: Blueprint for All

Architecture, like so many other chartered professions, is experiencing significant challenges with diversity and inclusion. Blueprint for All...

Deloitte and Teach First partnership

Deloitte

Charity partner: Teach First

The UK has one of the worst rates of social mobility in the developed world. Children from lower socio-economic backgrounds do not have the same acces...

KPMG and NSPCC Charity of the Year Partnership

KPMG

Charity partner: NSPCC

KPMG and the NSPCC share a passionate belief that children and young people from all backgrounds should have a fair start in life and the power to sha...

DevicesDotNow

Future Dot Now

Charity partner: Good Things Foundation

There are currently 1.9 million households in the UK without access to the internet, according to the Office for National Statistics. There has al...

Empowering Deliveroo riders to spot the signs of abuse and neglect

Deliveroo

Charity partner: NSPCC

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone's lives and with children in lockdown and out of school, it brought about a whole new host of ...

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice - Covid Response

The 10 Group

Charity partner: Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

In March 2020, as fundraisers were cancelled throughout the country, it seemed that Noah's Ark Children's Hospice would be devastating...

SPAR's nurse PPE Click & Collect service

SPAR

Charity partner: Marie Curie

When coronavirus hit, Marie Curie UK faced immense challenges. Not only were their nurses supporting drastically more terminally ill patients,...

Tesco and British Red Cross Covid-19 Partnership

Tesco

Charity partner: British Red Cross

Faced with the largest global health emergency of our time, in March 2020 Tesco and British Red Cross built on our long history of supporting peop...

CLIC Sargent and Morrisons Partnership

Morrisons

Charity partner: CLIC Sargent

Since Morrisons and CLIC Sargent's partnership began in 2017, we have been working together to provide better quality support for young cancer...

Oliver Bonas and UK Youth

Oliver Bonas

Charity partner: UK Youth

In January 2019 UK Youth and Oliver Bonas joined forces to create a unique, youth driven two-year charity partnership. Both organisations passi...

Superdrug and Marie Curie

Superdrug

Charity partner: Marie Curie

Superdrug and Marie Curie joined forces in 2013 for an initial two-year partnership that has now spanned eight and raised over £6 million. With ...

TK Maxx & Cancer Research for Children & Young People- Beating children's cancers together

TK Maxx

Charity partner: Cancer Research UK

Since 2004, TK Maxx has raised over £40 million for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which has enabled the charity to make considerable advanc...

Talent

Community Team

Coventry Building Society

Charity partner: Royal British Legion

The CSR team at Coventry Building Society has grown significantly over the last 5 years, both in terms of the size of the team, but also in th...

Deloitte UK Responsible Business team - One Million Futures programme

Deloitte

Deloitte's purpose is to make an impact that matters. Our UK One Million Futures (OMF) programme has been at the heart of this. Launched in 201...

Reckitt Social Impact Team

Reckitt

Charity partner: Berkshire Community Foundation

Reckitt launched its Fight for Access Fund in 2020 in response to supporting communities during the pandemic. Against a confirmed investment of over &...

Aaron Kirkham

Coventry Building Society

Charity partner: Royal British Legion

Aaron Kirkham has boundless energy, enthusiasm and commitment to supporting those less fortunate than himself. He manages to not only come up with...

Lou Walker

HSBC UK

Charity partner: Shelter

Lou Walker is a Customer Experience Manager within HSBC UK's Financial Inclusion and Vulnerability team. She has had an extensive career spanning ...

Nathan Moore

Andrews Property Group

Charity partner: Andrews Charitable Trust

Nathan Moore has been a top performer in the company for the past 7 years. His success belies his struggles as a young person leaving the care system ...

To be announced at the digital awards ceremony

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