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Growing giving with NatWest Group

Growing giving with NatWest Group


NatWest Group is committed to supporting and giving back to the communities it operates in, championing potential in people and businesses and making a positive contribution to society in a number of key ways:

  • Removing barriers to create strong enterprises
  • Turning ambition into action to help tackle climate change
  • Building financial capability through learning

In 2023, NatWest Group’s direct community investment amounted to over £11m with a further £3.8m raised by colleagues across all fundraising programmes.

Charities Trust has been a proud partner of NatWest Group’s Sustainable Banking team for over 12 years.

Charities Trust administers NatWest Group’s Payroll Giving scheme, helping to provide employees with a simple, tax efficient way to make regular and one-off donations to charities direct from their salary.

Helping employees give more to the causes that matter to them

The scheme is an integral part of NatWest Group's giving programmes and has been recognised with a Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark, the government-backed accreditation rewarding best-practice and high levels of employee engagement.

Key to this participation is Charities Trust’s 23,000+ strong network of continuously vetted UK charities and good causes. The size of this charity network has opened up opportunities for more people to give to the charities and causes that personally matter to them.

Match Giving has also played a key role in encouraging more employees to sign-up for payroll giving. For example, each Giving Tuesday, qualifying NatWest Group employees receive £100 to distribute to charities of their choice through Charities Trust. In addition, NatWest Group’s Community Cashback scheme recognises employee’s own fundraising and volunteering with small awards for their chosen charity or community group of £10 to £500.

NatWest Group employees also benefit from their own My Giving Account which gives them the control to change the amount they give each payday, make one-off donations and also change the charities they donate to. This has reduced administration time for NatWest Group’s payroll team as well as growing employee engagement.

NatWest Group's impact

Charities Trust services used

  • Payroll Giving
  • Payroll Giving - Match giving 
  • Fundraising - Sponsor Me
  • Fundraising - Match giving
  • Corporate donations
  • Due diligence 
  • Reporting 

Charities Trust is a long standing and valued giving partner for NatWest Group. They share our passion for creating real business and social impact through charitable giving and their processing expertise enables us to distribute payments to charities at real scale, in a safe and compliant way.

Michael Duncan Head of Giving Strategy & Programmes, NatWest Group
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