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One million people. One million stories. One million futures.

23 June 2020

  • Deloitte has made an impact on one million futures - a year ahead of target;
  • Over £21 million and 115,000 hours contributed to UK charities, schools and social enterprises;
  • Moses – the one millionth person helped by Deloitte’s One Million Futures programme – shares his story

In 2016, Deloitte put purpose at the heart of a responsible business initiative to help one million people get to where they want to be through access to education and employment. By focusing on skills, education and inclusion the ‘One Million Futures’ programme has today exceeded its one million target one year ahead of schedule through meaningful partnerships with 90 inspiring charities, schools and social enterprises across the UK.

Richard Houston, CEO of Deloitte UK, said: “I’m utterly delighted that we have reached this incredible milestone and made an impact that matters for one million people in the UK. This was always an ambitious five-year target - yet we’ve achieved it in just four years. This is entirely down to the commitment and dedication of our society partners plus the goodwill, time, energy and skills of our people.

“I’m so proud of the role we have played in making a difference to one million futures.”

More than three-quarters of the firm’s people (15,510) have volunteered a combined 115,000 hours. In addition, the firm has carried out 36,500 pro-bono business hours and the total contribution by the firm equates to over £21 million directly benefiting charities, social enterprises and schools across the UK. Initiatives have included nurturing individuals through mentoring and employability skills workshops through to supporting organisations with their strategic ambitions.

One in a million

Deloitte has recognised Moses as the millionth person helped by the programme.

Deloitte met Moses via its charity partner The Prince’s Trust. Moses was raised in Zimbabwe and at 16 came to the UK in search of a better life and to follow his dream of playing professional football. He soon found himself in a country he didn’t know at all, homeless and hungry. He then met Deloitte via The Prince’s Trust and things started to change as the partnership helped Moses to find his voice and give him the confidence to follow his dreams.

Moses said: “Growing up in Zimbabwe I always had hope, but life was really tough for my family with no water, resources and opportunity. Despite leaving everything I knew behind, it was hope that brought me to the UK. My dream was sadly not the reality as I was soon homeless and hopeless.

“The Princes Trust and Deloitte gave me someone to talk to, someone to listen. I signed up for youth group activities and met other young people like me. They helped me find a community in which I felt safe and I made friends. My confidence has been restored.”

Today Moses is settled in London, has a job and is involved in his community. He coaches youth football and is starting to live the life he had hoped for all those years ago in Zimbabwe.

Houston continued: “It’s so inspiring to see the achievements of Moses and know that there are one million people who are now on their way to where they want to be. But having reached one million futures, we won’t stop now.

“Today I’m pleased to announce Five Million Futures. As part of Deloitte’s global WorldClass ambition of supporting 50 million people by 2030, the UK will join with colleagues across Europe and the Middle East to deliver an even greater impact in our communities. It’s another bold target but we will build on what we’ve learned and achieved to date to make a difference for those most in need.”

Deloitte UK is continuing with its current charity and social enterprise partnerships as part of the Five Million Futures initiative.

Watch Moses’ story here.


Note to editors

One Million Futures Data
Data on the impact is collected and verified on an annual basis in line with Deloitte’s annual financial year calendar 31 May.

One Million Futures partners to date


  Schools & Education

 Social Enterprises  

National Programmes  

1625 Independent People
Aberdeen Foyer
Action for Children
Befriend a Child
Carers Trust
Changing Lives
Children 1st
Crawley Open House
Depaul UK
Every Child Our Future
Fare Share
Fieri Leadership
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Goodwill Solutions
Julian House
Kinship Care N.I
Mapis Project
MK Snap
Move On
Papworth Trust
Reading Refugee Support Group
Recruit for Spouses
Simon Community NI
St Catherine’s Hospice
St John Ambulance
Tax Aid
Tax Help for Older People
Teens and Toddlers
The Children’s Centre
The Prince’s Trust
Ada, the National College for Digital Skills
Bolton University
Cantell School
Cardiff and Vale College
Cardinal Hume Catholic School
City of London Academy, Islington
Eastern High School
Fitzalan School
George Dixon Academy
Hatlieu School
Hazelwood Integrated College
Holly Lodge Girls’ College
Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form
John Madejski Academy
Maria Fidelis Convent School
Merchants’ Academy
MK Academy
Morpeth School
Moseley School
Saltley Academy
Samuel Ryder Academy
St. Mary Magdalene Academy
St. Paul’s Way Trust School
St. Peter’s RC High School
Swanlea School
The Nottingham Emmanuel School
Thomas Bennet Community College
Tong Leadership Academy
Whalley Range 11-18 High School
Change Please
Forward Trust
Luminary Bakery
NOW Group
Unity Works
Be the Business
Deloitte Military Talent and Transisition Programme
Future.Now (Digital Inclusion)
Hegarty Maths
Helping Hands
One Young World
Recruitment Programmes
Ride Across Britain
Teach First
The Big Exchange (Financial Inclusion)

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