We’re an integral part of communities across Britain. We support them through our core products and services, but we want to do even more.

Over 250 years’ banking experience has taught us that when local people, local businesses, and their communities all prosper, so can we.

In our Helping Britain Prosper Plan we made public commitments to help communities in a number of different ways, including: colleague volunteering; support for community organisations; donations to our independent Foundations; and fundraising for our Charity Partner, Mental Health UK.

Alongside our Helping Britain Prosper Plan commitments, we also run a number of community investment programmes. We encourage colleagues to volunteer their time and expertise to support these programmes, many of which involve local charities and community organisations as well as social enterprises.

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Our charity partner

Aiming to raise at least £2m per year for Mental Health UK to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their carers.

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Financial inclusion

Focusing on improving the financial inclusion and skills of children and young people, supporting them at key stages of life.

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Education and employability

Investing in education and employability is part our wider ambition to help Britain prosper.

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Social enterprise

Supporting entrepreneurs to develop and grow their social businesses.

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Digital inclusion

Improving the digital skills of individuals, small businesses and charities.

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Supporting credit unions

Tackling disadvantage and financial exclusion

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Encouraging colleagues to volunteer their time and expertise to support local communities.

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