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Deloitte’s people choose new charity partnerships to make an impact that matters

12 July 2022

  • 12 new charity partnerships across Deloitte regions and nations
  • Deloitte’s people clock up 110,000 volunteering and pro-bono hours*

Deloitte is continuing the success of its 5 Million Futures responsible business programme, which aims to help five million people get to where they want to be through access to education and employment, by partnering with 12 new charities in the UK.

The 12 new charities will join 10 charities who just renewed their existing partnerships with Deloitte. A key theme through many of the partnerships is to support children and young people, and six of the new charity partners are aligned to mental health and wellbeing. The remaining are aligned to homelessness, health, education, employment, and inclusion (disability, diversity, and social mobility).

Claire Burton, director of responsible business at Deloitte, said: “We invited our people across the UK to nominate a charity they felt passionate about to be a potential charity partner for the Deloitte region in which they work. After receiving over 200 nominations, we created a shortlist based on alignment to our social impact strategy of access to education, employment and inclusion, and invited each charity to apply. The final vote by our people was for the charity that they felt they could strongly support on a specific project or programme in their local area.

“Our goal is to break down barriers to education and employment, giving individuals the skills and opportunities to succeed. It is our pleasure to welcome these new charities, alongside our national charity partnerships, to our 5 Million Futures programme and further demonstrate our purpose to make an impact that matters.”

Dan Barlow, managing partner, Regional Markets at Deloitte UK, added: “Our people have identified organisations that are supporting some of the hardest to reach groups in society and we will help them access learning, skills and employment opportunities through volunteering, fundraising and pro bono business advice.

“Partnering with organisations and communities in the locations in which we operate is important to our people. Working with our charity partners not only gives our people the opportunity to support their communities, but it also helps us develop our skills and knowledge, enabling us to deliver more inclusive services to our clients.”

IntoUniversity has been a 5MF charity partner in Leeds since 2017. Rosie Kenwood, Regional Operations Manager at IntoUniversity, added: “It is an honour to work closely with Deloitte. Their support has been wide-ranging and has benefitted so many of our young people - from our Year 8s having their eyes opened to new paths by Deloitte volunteers running careers sessions, or to our Year 13 and current university students receiving incredible support with their networking skills and CVs. Our staff have also hugely benefited from the partnership, from learning more about how we work as a team through the Business Chemistry framework to receiving amazing mentoring from senior staff and partners. We are so grateful to have this opportunity and thank everyone at Deloitte for their support and involvement.”

In May, 1,300 Deloitte volunteers took part in ‘Better Futures Month’- a month-long volunteering initiative that directly supports Deloitte’s ambition to build better futures across the UK through skills, education and employment.

Richard Houston, senior partner and Deloitte CEO, was one of the 374 volunteers who joined Debate Mate by helping school pupils across 138 schools with their pitching and communication skills. Volunteering activities during the month also included recording more than 300 audiobooks for young people with learning disabilities, creating 100 flashcards on transferrable skills and filming more than 50 videos on employability and career tips. In addition, Deloitte’s volunteers conducted mentoring and career conversations with refugees and asylum seekers, and 360 urban beach cleaners took to the streets of UK cities.

In the last three years, volunteers for Deloitte’s societal impact programme have clocked up more than 80,000 volunteering hours and 30,000 hours of pro-bono work, making an impact on over 900,000* futures in the UK.

Deloitte will continue to work with its 33 school partnerships across the UK. Last year Deloitte pledged to donate 7,500 of its laptops to UK schools, charities and families. The latest batch of more than 1,000 laptops have been donated to Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK to help families stay connected with loved ones, support access to education and employment and connect to communities in the UK and elsewhere.

Deloitte’s charity partnerships will support its WorldClass ambition to improve 100 million futures globally by 2030.


Note to editors

*Data on the impact is collected and verified on an annual basis after 31 May each year, in line with Deloitte’s annual financial year calendar. Impact numbers in this press release are taken from year one and two of the office charity partnership and year three figures using preliminary data. Final data for year three, which ended on 31 May 2022, will be available from September 2022 in Deloitte’s UK Annual Impact Report.

5 Million Futures (5MF) is the Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE) social impact strategy, aiming to help five million people get to where they want to be through access to education and employment. 5MF seeks to address inequality by overcoming barriers to education and employment, empowering individuals with the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy.

Charity partners

South & South East

Cambridge & Ipswich: Papworth Trust

Papworth Trust are a local charity that supports disabled people, their families and carers every year, and work to help disabled people find sustainable employment and achieve broader independence. Their mission is to create a world where disabled people are seen for who they are.

Gatwick: St. Catherine's Hospice

St. Catherine’s Hospice aims to help everyone they support to face death informed, supported and pain free. The charity’s services include caring for patients, bereavement support, clinical intervention and therapeutic activities.

London: Place2Be

Place2Be is the UK’s leading charity providing mental health support to children and young people, plus advice and training to parents and teachers. Place2Be create safe places in schools where children can open up without pressure, building emotional skills needed to thrive.

Milton Keynes: Camphill Milton Keynes Communities

Camphill MK is a place where people with learning disabilities and autism are encouraged and supported to maximise their potential through the experience of living, learning and working in community with others.

Reading: Starting Point

Starting Point is passionate about seeing transformation in the lives of young people who face disadvantage. It delivers programmes that help local volunteers to support local young people equipped by local businesses.

Southampton: IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.

St Albans: Mind in Mid Herts

Mind in Mid Herts runs a number of programmes focused on prevention, recovery, and support to empower people to take control of their mental health.

South West & Wales

Bristol: Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity

Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity improve the health and happiness of every patient. The charity transforms the experiences patients have in hospitals bringing moments of joy, comfort and hope.

Cardiff: National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

NYAS Cymru works with the most vulnerable young people in Wales. They aim to reduce the risk of children being exploited and harmed by providing advocacy. They provide support service for care-experienced pregnant young women and young mothers. They also provide vital mental health and wellbeing support.


Birmingham: Place2Be

Place2Be is the UK’s leading charity providing mental health support to children and young people, plus advice and training to parents and teachers. Place2Be create safe places in schools where children can open up without pressure, building emotional skills needed to thrive.

Nottingham: Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust equip young people with the positive behaviours and mindset they need to tackle the disadvantage they face due to inequality in their everyday lives.

North West

Liverpool: The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone

The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone’s vision is for every young person on the Wirral to be happy, healthy and to thrive within their community. By always putting young people first, they combine high quality youth work with inspiring activities in an inclusive, safe space.

Manchester: Manchester Youth Zone

MYZ provides a unique safe place, with a wealth of sport, creative, education and employability activities. MYZ works to raise their members’ aspirations, equip them with the tools to increase their confidence, build positive relationships and add something back to their own community.

North East

Leeds: Leeds Mind

Leeds Mind has been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing and providing support to anyone who needs it in and around Leeds for 50 years. Leeds Mind offer many services, including: counselling, group therapy, social support, peer support, social prescribing, employment support, suicide bereavement support, and mental health training.

Newcastle: Crisis Skylight Newcastle

Crisis Skylight Newcastle work directly with thousands of homeless people every year providing vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good.

Scotland & Northern Ireland

Aberdeen: Aberdeen Cyrenians

Aberdeen Cyrenians support vulnerable people in crisis including those fleeing abuse, affected by trauma, poverty, disadvantage, exclusion, addiction or mental illness, liberated from prison, sofa surfing or rough sleeping.

Belfast: Simon Community NI

Simon Community NI is a homelessness charity which supports people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, to help them to resolve issues in their lives that may put their home at risk.

Edinburgh: SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

SAMH work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services, together with their work in suicide prevention and active living, inform their policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

Glasgow: Move On

Move On supports vulnerable young people and people affected by homelessness. The charity empowers people to gain confidence and a sense of motivation to “move on” from crisis points.


Gibraltar: Clubhouse Gibraltar

Clubhouse Gibraltar provide support for those who have been affected by mental illness and mental health problems.

Guernsey: Grow Ltd.

GROW aims to help adults with learning disabilities and difficulties to develop self-confidence and life skills; enabling them to be included and valued within a workplace and the wider community by providing employment, training and mentoring in a safe and stimulating environment

Isle of Man: The Children's Centre

The Children’s Centre develops a variety of services aimed at enabling young people and families to realise their full potential, improve their life chances and become independent, confident and contributing members of society.

Jersey: Every Child our Future

Every Child our Future is an educational charity, which provides literacy, numeracy and early years support to primary school children in Jersey. The programme has been designed to help children who are struggling to develop basic numeracy skills.

School partners



St Machar Academy


Hazelwood Integrated


George Dixon Academy


Moseley School and Sixth Form


Saltley Academy


All Saints Academy


Hannah More Primary School


Merchants' Academy 


Eastern High School


Fitzalan High School


Willow's High School


Craigmount High School


Govan High School


Hautlieu School


Tong Leadership Academy


Holly Lodge Girls' College


Swanlea School


Ada. National College
for Digital Skills


St Mary Magdalene Academy


Maria Fidelis Catholic School


St Paul's Way Trust School


Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form


Addey and StanhopeSchool


City of London Academy Islington


Coop Connell Academy 


St Peter's RC High School


Whalley Range 11-18 High School


MK Academy

Milton Keynes

Cardinal Hume Catholic School


Limehurst Academy


John Madejski Academy


Cantell School


Samuel Ryder Academy

St Albans


National partners

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