In March 2016, RBS concluded our partnership with Sport Relief, raising over £1.5 million (including GiftAid).
In autumn 2016, we held our second cycle challenge in which colleagues cycled from London to Edinburgh, raising over £470,000 for Princes Trust.
In 2017, RBS is taking a different approach to fundraising and volunteering by encouraging employees to give back to the causes that matter most to them. With our #DoGoodFeelGood campaign, we hope that everyone in the bank, wherever they work and however they want to participate, can get involved in contributing to our bank-wide community targets of fundraising £4m and volunteering at least 100,000 hours by the end of 2017.
We know that many colleagues want to support good causes of their own choosing:
- Every member of staff was entitled to a minimum three days volunteering to help their local community.
- Recorded volunteering was 45,733 hours.
- We continued our community cashback programme, in which the bank matches funds raised by employees. This resulted in 3,480 employees claiming cashback in 2016 with £870,000 donated to charities.
- We continued to promote payroll giving. 9300 employees in the UK and Ireland donated £2.6 million. We retained our Platinum Quality Mark for the scheme.