Responsible business

Charity

We're committed to supporting the community in which we live and work through charitable giving, fundraising and volunteering.

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In order to maximise our impact and drive sustainable change, we nurture collaborative partnerships with community organisations working to tackle important societal issues. Centrepoint, the UK's leading youth homelessness charity, was chosen as our charity partner by firm-wide vote in 2018.

During our three-year partnership with Centrepoint, we're delighted to have contributed more than £100,000 to help tackle youth homelessness. This has been achieved through a fantastic fundraising effort from our people, supported by matched funding and donations from the firm.

From taking part in Centrepoint's annual Sleep Out, to monthly raffles, quiz nights and running half marathons, our people have thrown themselves into a wide range of activities, really demonstrating their support to raise vital funds and awareness of youth homelessness. This support extends beyond fundraising; our colleagues also shared their time and skills through a range of volunteering activities from speed-mentoring disadvantaged young women to taking part in Centrepoint's "Blag It Challenges".

As a firm, we're committed to providing a range of support to encourage our people to get involved in the local community:

  • Our dedicated Charity Committee champions community engagement and leads volunteering and fundraising activity across the firm.
  • We give our employees a volunteer day each year to contribute their time and talent towards a charitable cause of their choice.
  • We match funds raised by our people for our charity partner up to a maximum of £15,000 per year.
  • We offer a payroll giving scheme that enables our people to contribute to charity directly out of their gross pay.

For more information on how we support our local community, please visit our pro bono page.

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We are extremely grateful for the fantastic support that Howard Kennedy have shown Centrepoint during our 3 year partnership. It has been amazing to see so many individuals participating in fundraising and volunteering activities and showing their support for homeless young people. The incredible total raised during our partnership has helped Centrepoint to support some of the most vulnerable young people in our communities; providing them with the accommodation and long-term support they need to turn their lives around.

JENNY SYM
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER, CENTREPOINT