Charitable giving

We exist to help people make the most of life through better everyday health. We honour our heritage by giving to charities who share that vision.

Driven to make a difference

Simplyhealth gives to health-related projects, to help support the health network in the UK. The charities we support work in health-related areas. This way, we can help to take pressure off the NHS. 

 

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Purpose-driven. Impact-led.

To help people face their challenges and lead the best lives they can, we give a tenth of our adjusted pre-tax profits to charity.

10%

of our adjusted pre-tax profits goes to charity

£1.13 million

invested in the community in 2017

2496 hours

volunteered by our staff to charitable projects

Charitable giving: what we focus on

 

Inspired to give

 

We want to make a real difference in people's lives. In 145 years, we've gained insight into what works. That's priceless. It inspires us. It encourages each of us to get even more involved - personally - with the charities we support.

Working closely with the charities we partner

We want to make a real difference when we give. Our grants help fund specific projects that make a long-term impact. Projects that have clear goals.

 

Health and social care are closely linked. When we consider funding, we know that success in either area depends on investment in both. It's also cheaper (and more effective) to stop a problem before it starts, than to try to fix something that's gone wrong. So we look for projects that take action before an issue turns into a crisis.

 

We prefer to partner with smaller charities and ventures. We also support national charities, which lets us deliver support anywhere in the UK. Where we can, we choose projects that step in where NHS or social support stops.

 

We do more than just fund the charities we support. We explore ways to take their cause further. It may be lobbying, surveys, and analysis. It could be raising awareness, sharing skills, or encouraging our colleagues to give, too. Where we have useful skills, we share these with our partners to help ramp up their success.

Caring for our communities

We partner with community charities

Each office has its own community fund to support its local area. We welcome applications from charities and groups within a 15-mile radius of our offices.*

 

A small team of Simplyhealth volunteers assesses each funding request. This committed team decides where the funds go. When we make donations of £5,000 or more, our charitable giving strategy drives the decision. Our key focus is on how the funds will impact the future.

 

Find out more about the work we've helped:

 

Learning Disabilities Winchester
Simplyhealth supporting Winchester Go LD’s  ‘Paralympic Personal Bests event’


Andover Neighbourcare
Andover Neighbourcare is celebrating the launch of its new minibus, thanks to our £30,000 donation.

*(Usually, this excludes Basingstoke, Southampton and Portsmouth.)

What motivates our giving?

National giving

We support small, local charities who focus on a specific issue in an area. And we fund larger national charities who need support for projects on a local level.

 

We aim our funding at specific projects with clear goals. So we can make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most. This lets us fulfil our purpose as we support people with challenges.

 

Find out more about the work we've helped:

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Giving made practical

We help in as many ways as we can, like:

 

  • Offering work-based skills. We've helped local charities with data protection and website development

  • Offering creative skills. The pictures we take at The Great Run events share the good work being done

  • Becoming School Governors. Our people get to invest in the future and their own personal growth at the same time. 

  • Team building. Team days double as work parties to complete development or maintenance projects

Local giving

We use our corporate giving to tackle local health issues in Andover and Winchester, and to bring communities together. 

 

Our charitable giving strategy focusses on how the funds will shape the future in three vital health and care areas. These are:

 

  • Isolation of the elderly
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Physical activity of the elderly

 

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Beyond Giving: give, raise, volunteer

Supporting our local communities is about more than just donating money. We have a culture of giving at Simplyhealth. Each of our colleagues is invited to join us: to give. To raise funds. To volunteer.

 

Our people can give to their favourite charities from their paycheque. Give As You Earn deductions make it easy. And we match what they give pound for pound. We also match the funds our colleagues raise for the causes they care about.

 

To help our employees support the causes they care about most, each person at Simplyhealth gets three days each year to volunteer.  Staff who serve their local communities as school governors get an extra three days per year to do this important work.

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For general corporate giving requests please email us.

 

(Note that we don't accept applications from Basingstoke or Southampton.
These towns are well-serviced by a wealth of large businesses who are as committed to giving as we are.)

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Stories of our charitable work

Teeth team

Two children at school with toothbrushes in their hands

Teeth Team works to improve the oral health of children in socially deprived communities.

 

The Annual Report 2017/2018 shows progress of the programme, impact updates, and expert policy analysis. 

Watch the Teeth Team's progress

Brainwave

Young boy swimming with the help of a carer

Brainwave works with children with a wide range of conditions and developmental needs. These children have physical, sensory, learning, cognitive, and behavioural difficulties. Brainwave is committed to making their lives better.

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Macular Society

Lady in an office looking at the camera

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be debilitating. Patients can feel isolated. The Macular Society supports people with AMD.

 

We’ve supported the society since 2004. We've helped grow their membership, and funded their telephone befriending and counselling services.

Find out more about the Macular Society

Nightline Association

Group of people celebrating

University can be a scary place for some. Stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression are more common than people think. And parents are often the last to know. Nightline Association provides a telephone helpline throughout the night. It's run by students, for students. It can be a lifeline. We’re happy to be supporting the charity’s expansion.

Find out more about Nightline

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