Our aim is to play a proactive role in helping charities deal with key organisational challenges, not just raising funds but also providing time and expertise through volunteering and pro-bono support, creating sustainable solutions to community need.
Every office has a Champion who organises local activities alongside our calendar of centrally managed events and challenges. Additionally, each year the firm allocates a matched funded amount for staff fundraising activities.
The focus of our support until 31st May 2013 is on our three National Charity Partners, voted for by staff: Help for Heroes, Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK. Regional charities selected by regional offices are also supported through the partnership scheme.
In addition to these charities Deloitte also has established relationships with the British Paralympic Association and SportsAid through Deloitte Disability Sport, and the African Rainforest Trust through our work with the United Bank of Carbon.
During November 2012 our people were invited to nominate charities they would like the firm to support over the period 1st June 2013- 31st May 2016.
These charities must be non-political and non-religious and their impact must be in the UK. We will also have a focus on smaller to medium sized charities with annual revenue of between £10m - £75m. We will expect to announce 3 charities in total for support, with at least 2 of these within these income ranges.
Based on the quality and number of nominations from our people, a shortlist of charities have worked with Deloitte volunteers to develop an initial, high level proposition outlining how working together can achieve the greatest impact.
Our people are invited to vote on those propositions during March 2013 and the new partnerships will be announced in April 2013.
We will not invite charities in to pitch directly and do not encourage charities to canvass our people