An additional £1.5m to good causes

In April 2020, BGL launched a £1.5 million community campaign to support good causes impacted by the outbreak of Coronavirus.

We encouraged colleagues to make a personal difference through Payroll Giving, made significant one-off donations to our existing charity partners and made an additional pot of funds available for good causes in local communities.

The new campaign is based on three simple principles: Empowering all colleagues who want to do something more to support their community or a cause close to them; pledging funds to our existing partners; and donating to causes facing additional strain as a result of the exceptional circumstances driven by Coronavirus.

Applications for donations are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact CSR@bglgroup.co.uk

From volunteering to match funding, since 2015 we have achieved...

440,000
lives impacted
£3.5 million
in donations
63,000
hours volunteered

Making a difference for our communities

Our community activity is a core part of who we are. It is engaging for our people and is often called out as one of the things that makes BGL Group a great place to work.

As a Group, our CSR strategy operates in three main areas, Partnerships, Community and Personal.

Growing our partnerships

Working with charities at home and abroad, our partnerships are designed to empower people and encourage education and entrepreneurship.

Our commitment

Growing our partnerships

Working with charities at home and abroad, our partnerships are designed to empower people and encourage education and entrepreneurship.

Our commitment

Community commitment

Our dedicated Community Teams support funding, volunteering and events at our five key sites in Sunderland, Wakefield, Peterborough, London and Paris. 

Our commitment

Community commitment

Our dedicated Community Teams support funding, volunteering and events at our five key sites in Sunderland, Wakefield, Peterborough, London and Paris. 

Our commitment

Making a personal pledge

We make it easy for all our colleagues to make a difference to their favourite cause, through match funding, volunteering and payroll giving.

Our commitment

Making a personal pledge

We make it easy for all our colleagues to make a difference to their favourite cause, through match funding, volunteering and payroll giving.

Our commitment

Skill based volunteering

Here are just a few areas we can offer our skills and expertise in, to support local charities. If you are a charity or good cause and need some specific support, whether that be an afternoon on marketing, an hour on excel, or want more information, please contact csr@bglgroup.co.uk.

Achieving our goals

Together with our colleagues, we strive to impact community and social development, not only within our own locations but around the world. Aligning our CSR strategy with the overall Group purpose ensures we continuously operate responsibly and create long-term positive value for society.

BGL Make a Difference Fund

In 2018 we launched the BGL Make a Difference Fund, which distributed £160,000 to charities across each of our locations. Over the past two years, we've forged some really strong bonds with our charity partners, and although the partnerships have now come to an end, we’ll continue to support them through match funding, payroll giving and volunteering.

Our work in Zambia

Our community building projects in Zambia, building schools and clinics, transform the lives of thousands of people in those communities.

Match funding

We match any funds raised by our colleagues in aid of good causes up to £1,000 each per year.

Our CSR champions

The satisfaction I get from being able to impact people's lives is amazing

I have met and established great partnerships with those volunteers who work tirelessly and passionately for the charities that are close to their own hearts. It's a pleasure to be involved in making a difference through BGL's donations and fundraising processes.

Samantha Ronnay, Group Communications

We have made such a difference in Sunderland, I'm proud to be a part of BGL's CSR programme

I had a clear vision of how we could maximise our impact on the community by making the most of the funds provided by BGL. It’s not an exaggeration to say that some of our local charities wouldn’t have been able to continue with the great work they are doing if it wasn’t for the Community team here in Sunderland, supported by BGL.

Dave Clark, Customer Experience Manager
Sponsorship Our sponsorship activity centres around promoting grassroots sport in our communities, creating a positive community benefit Discover more
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