We’re working with charity partners to use the power of technology to improve lives in the UK and beyond – supported by volunteers from across BT.
We’ve used our technology and expertise to help generate over £700m for good causes since 2012/13, and £55m this year alone. BT colleagues are leading the charge, donating over £13.5m through payroll giving in the last five years, and we’ve topped this up to £17.5m. This year, over 1,400 individual charities were supported.
More than 13,500 (15%) of our colleagues volunteered their time and expertise to help out this year – an enriching experience both for the beneficiaries and for our volunteers.
This year, we channelled our fundraising and volunteering support towards our longstanding charity partners and new initiatives that reinforce our Skills for Tomorrow focus. For example:
- The BT Supporters Club raised £1.8m for Comic Relief projects, including an app to make lessons more engaging for children struggling at school.
- Colleagues made strides in the year-long BT Walk for Unicef, raising £22,800 to help give young people the skills they need for a successful future.
- Colleagues volunteered for TeenTech’s programmes with young people and we supported the Digital Skills TeenTech Award with BT.
- Food collections at our buildings across the UK stocked food banks for our neighbours in need through the Trussell Trust.