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Positive social impact - Education and employment skills

Our mission is to help people overcome barriers to prosperity and create a lasting, positive impact. To achieve our mission, we focus our efforts in the following areas:

Building financial capability through education

We have teamed up with award winning charity MyBnk, a specialist financial education charity that delivers innovative, high-impact and high-energy workshops to 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations. By the end of 2018, our partnership with MyBnk will provide over 3,500 young people with the essential knowledge and skills to create a positive financial future.

We are proud to support KickStart Money, a ground breaking project led by twenty of Britain’s leading savings and investment firms that will arm 18,000 primary school children with essential money skills. Together with our industry partners, we’re supporting calls for financial education to become a compulsory element of the Primary National Curriculum to help create better financial futures.

Helping people overcome barriers to employment

Our partnership with Dallaglio RugbyWorks, a charity founded by former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio, helps disadvantaged young people who have been failed by the mainstream education system. The RugbyWorks programme gives disengaged young people the practical support, experience and ability to help them believe and invest in the possibility of a future in sustained education, employment or training. Often for the very first time.

Supporting local communities

Our Business Units across the UK, the Isle of Man and in our overseas offices are encouraged to support their local communities and create social good through fundraising and volunteering activities. We offer all employees one day of paid leave to volunteer in their community during working hours and match individual and team fundraising efforts to provide an extra boost for good causes.