Our UK Charity Partner Programme
As part of our commitment to the UK, our UK Charity Partner programme focuses employee fundraising and volunteer work on a single charity over a two year period.
Employees from across all businesses vote on the charity of their choice, based on a comprehensive set of criteria, before embarking on a series of fundraising efforts and volunteering initiatives. For the two years running from 1 December 2014 through 30 November 2016 we will be partnering with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland. All funds raised will support the Side by Side service which helps people with dementia do more of what they enjoy by pairing them with volunteers.
Most recently our employees climbed Mount Snowdon by night with the Great Cycle Tour in August being the next significant fundraiser. Alzheimer’s Society is also running its Dementia Friends programme across the business to give people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference to people living with dementia.
The BNP Paribas Foundation Dream Up Programme
In addition, the UK is a recipient of funding from the BNP Paribas Foundation Dream Up international arts-based education programme. Dream Up has provided three years funding for the Rise Up programme, led by the not-for-profit organisation PhotoView.
The programme targets young people who are at risk of disengagement from education and BNP Paribas employee volunteers help to coach young people as part of an intensive personalised learning programme that gives participants access to vocational creative courses in the areas of photography and video production.
Big Tick endorsement for Rise Up programme
The Rise Up programme received a ‘Big Tick’ in the Education category, recognising that BNP Paribas are making a positive difference in their local community and raising the aspirations of young people to enable them to build successful working lives. Winning a Big Tick means that BNP Paribas is one of the best examples of a UK business making a positive difference in their local community.
BNP Paribas, an active corporate patron the world over
Through its various foundations and thanks to the involvement of its employees, BNP Paribas supports numerous projects in the areas of culture, solidarity, education, health and the environment.
BNP Paribas Corporate Philanthropy ensures the overall coherence and effectiveness of the sponsorship programs that the bank conducts around the world. This policy is managed by the BNP Paribas Foundation, an active patron since 1984.