Committed to delivering our charity projects

Our strategic partnerships are set up to encourage education, entrepreneurship and empowerment. We work with four charities in the UK, local to our offices in Peterborough, Sunderland, Wakefield, and London; one in Paris; and one focused on communities in Zambia. 

Our work in Zambia

While our Zambia projects provide much-needed health and education facilities for the community, they also work in partnership with the community to provide skills training and work experience to young men and women to help them earn a living and provide for their families. 

Each project takes a number of trainees from the local area, with no previous experience, and teaches them about construction.

Our commitment

Our work in Zambia

While our Zambia projects provide much-needed health and education facilities for the community, they also work in partnership with the community to provide skills training and work experience to young men and women to help them earn a living and provide for their families. 

Our commitment

We're proud to support Build It International

BGL Group has worked in partnership with Build It International for a number of years, creating opportunities for young people and their communities in Zambia through skills training, work experience and essential community building projects. 

We've completed five community building projects with Build It International and a sixth is in progress. We have contributed more than £1,000,000 in recent years and each time a group of colleagues has fundraised to travel to Zambia to see how our support has made a difference to the local community and thousands of children’s lives.

Our Zambia volunteers' experiences

This experience is something I'll never forget

What struck me most of all during my time in Zambia was how enthusiastic the children are about their education and how much they appreciate the little things in life, which we’re probably all guilty of taking for granted from time to time. My trip to Zambia has made me so grateful for everything I have in life.

Meg Santoro, Marketing Planning Manager

I went to Zambia in 2016 and it was a life changing experience for me.

Living and working in the communities in Zambia taught me that education is a privilege denied to many people and this really affected me. When I got back to England I continued to support the local community by sponsoring a little girl through school. I’m so thankful to BGL for giving me the opportunity to go and have the experiences I did; it’s something I will never forget.

Jamie Lyons, Team Leader

Its hard to put it into words how you feel while you are there

I was simply in awe of how happy everyone was with the little things they had. It really put it into perspective how important education meant to the community and that with the support from BGL, the school we helped build, would create a better future for them. It will stay with me forever.

Blaise Havelock, Customer Experience Coach

BGL's regional charity partners

As part of our Community programme we have launched the BGL Make a Difference Fund, an additional £160,000 funding pot distributed between our five key sites in Sunderland, Wakefield, Peterborough, London and Paris.

All five sites will select a partner charity to support with Make a Difference funding and volunteering for a key project or initiative to be delivered over the next two years.

Our programme

BGL's regional charity partners

As part of our Community programme we have launched the BGL Make a Difference Fund, an additional £160,000 funding pot distributed between our five key sites in Sunderland, Wakefield, Peterborough, London and Paris.

Our programme
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