Our staff charities

We know that charity awareness and support are important to our employees, and we want them to feel supported when they give to charity, so we asked them who our group charity partners should be. This year, we have two charity partners – Cancer Research UK (a long standing partner) and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

We have continued to build on our roster of fundraising and giving activities through a combination of group-wide initiatives and locally organised events.

Cancer research UK and Make a wish foundation charity logos Close Brothers Group charity partners

Matched giving schemes

We support our employees by matching the time and money that they give to charities close to their hearts.

  • Our Close Brothers Matched Giving Scheme encourages staff to aid their chosen charities by matching a proportion of funds raised, and by making donations based on amount of time dedicated to volunteering.
  • Our Payroll Giving scheme allows employee donations to be made directly from their pre-tax salary, and the group matches a proportion of donations on a monthly basis.
  • We match all funds raised by staff in local business fundraising activities for any registered charity.

Awards for continued service to charity

Our charitable achievements have been commended by the following bodies:

  • Flame of Hope Special Commendation Award from Cancer Research UK in their Corporate Fundraising category.
    Flame of Hope Special Commendation Award
  • Payroll Giving Quality Mark Gold Award maintained over multiple years thanks to continued group-wide participation.

  • Member of Heart of the City the UK’s largest responsible small business network.

Kenny the yellow labrador Dog for Good sponsored by Close Brothers Group CSR

CSR Puppy Dogs

Close Brothers Group are the exclusive sponsor of two Dogs for Good assistance puppies; a lively black labrador named Reggie and a yellow coat labrador called Kenny. Both puppies were named by our employees in a staff vote. The group’s sponsorship will help support the puppies during their socialisation and training. This includes breeding and welfare costs, equipment and support to the volunteer socialisers. The puppies may go on to be autism assistance dogs, working with a child with autism and their family, or highly trained assistance dogs helping an adult or a child with disabilities.