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Deloitte’s long-term charity partnerships policy achieving great results

Claire Bench from Deloitte

Long-lasting simultaneous partnerships between Deloitte and three UK charities are proving a success.

The professional services firm will support Mind, Alzheimer’s Society and Prostate Cancer UK until 2016 in a three-year corporate partnership. The chosen causes were voted for by staff, putting them at the heart of the decision-making process and inspiring them to get involved the calendar of fundraising events.

This three-year, multi-charity model bucks a more traditional trend, where a business will often partner with a charity for one year. Deloitte is proud to be using this innovative framework, and says it will provide the non-profit organisations with ‘long-term partnerships that make a real and lasting difference’.

Using the skills and experience of our people to assist charities in overcoming key organisational challenges, ensures that we’re using our business expertise to drive a sustainable impact,”

said Claire Bench, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Deloitte UK.

We raised more than £2 million for our previous charity partners between 2010 and 2013, while providing 3,000 hours of pro-bono assistance. Our experience has taught us that focusing our support on a particular organisational goal is extremely effective. We are proud of this programme, the support it gets from our people, and the impact we are able to have on the charities and their causes.”

Deloitte aims to not only give the charities much-needed funds, but also help in tackling organisational challenges, and donate the time and valuable expertise of its staff through volunteering and pro-bono assistance. The generous firm has also promised to match fund the amount raised by staff every year.

Deloitte aims to achieve a number of inspirational goals through the partnerships, which include the following –

Alzheimer’s Society

Deloitte staff will donate their skills through the Dementia Support Service, to improve life for the 1.5m people directly affected by dementia in the UK today as well as funding a research programme to help find a cure for tomorrow.

Mind

Deloitte plans to help Mind reach more than 4m people by 2016 by expanding the charity’s helpline provision and helping Mind use new technologies to reach those in need.

Prostate Cancer UK

A pioneering ‘Search and Rescue’ programme will enable Deloitte and Prostate Cancer UK to target the 1 in 8 men at high risk of this disease in the hardest to reach communities across the UK.

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