Our charity partners

Giving charities the power to do more

Since the coronavirus situation began, we’ve committed to donate £100m to charities delivering vital relief to local communities, from our COVID-19 Community Aid Package.

The story so far

Since April 2020, we’ve partnered with more than 290 charities to help support vulnerable people and communities in need.

From unlocking financial help for people living with cancer in lockdown to providing emotional support to people facing abuse and struggling with mental health issues, you can read more about how our charity partnerships are helping those in need. [PDF, 9.2MB]

100x100 programme

We invited UK charities to apply to our 100x100 programme, which offered 100 donations of £100,000 to support vital coronavirus (COVID-19) relief work. We were so inspired by the scale of the response that we expanded the programme to support more charities – so far, our programme has helped 187 charities across the UK.

With the coronavirus situation still impacting people and communities, we’re now offering £100,000 to another 50 charities.

If you’re a UK charity that supports vulnerable people and communities affected by coronavirus, you can apply from 9am on Monday 12 July – subject to eligibility criteria.

Applications close at 6pm on Friday 6 August, 2021.

Matching colleagues’ donations

We’re also matching colleagues’ personal donations and fundraising totals to charities delivering COVID-19 relief efforts. Together, we’ve raised more than £13m so far.

Charities we support

We’re partnering with UK charities that have been providing critical support to those affected by the coronavirus situation – including those working on the frontline, low-income families, older people and key workers. Here’s how our donations have helped our charity partners.

Building stronger families - Family action Logo

Family Action

Our donation is helping Family Action support over 4,000 vulnerable families through a new grants programme for people facing extreme hardship, plus 18 new food clubs that offer weekly food packages.

We support AgeUK 's advice line and telephone friendship services.

Age UK

Our funding has helped support Age UK’s advice line and telephone friendship services, which provide a vital lifeline to older people in need. It also made sure older people had access to essential items during the coronavirus situation, such as food parcels and prescriptions.

We're supporting mind for better mental health


Our funding is helping anyone experiencing a mental health problem to get information and support through ‘Side by Side’, an online community that provides a safe place for adults to connect with others.

Refuge - For woman and children against domestic violence


Our donation is being used for three new projects – an online abuse support service, a cyber-security project and a wellbeing project for Refuge staff. Our funding has also helped Refuge’s modern slavery support service.

We helped to take their befriendly services and online consultations

Marie Curie

Our funding has helped Marie Curie take their befriending services and consultations online, and supported them in offering online consultations to their vulnerable patients. It’s also helped them give specialist bereavement training and share their end-of-life care expertise through a virtual learning academy.

Our donations will help the NET with its coronavirus response programme

National Emergencies Trust

Our donation is helping the National Emergencies Trust with its coronavirus response programme, which supports communities experiencing racial inequality by working with charities to raise and distribute money.

We fund non-judgmental listening service to develop support service.


Samaritans’ non-judgmental listening service is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our funding is helping Samaritans to develop their emotional support service and recruit more volunteers. It’s also helping to give online support to people struggling to cope, making sure there's always someone to listen to those needing to talk.

The funds help 46 local communities and bring people and organization who want to improve their local areas

UK Community Foundations

Our donation to UK Community Foundations is helping to bring together people and organisations that want to improve their communities. Our funds have been distributed to 46 local community foundations across the UK.

Our donation will recruit more help to upgrade online platform and telephone support service


Our donation has been used to recruit more help for Macmillan’s telephone support lines, which offer vital financial advice to people with cancer. Our funding is also helping to upgrade Macmillan’s online platform and give a better experience to those in need.