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 partner with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland. All funds we raise will support the Side by Side service helping people with dementia do more of what they enjoy by pairing them with volunteers.
Our employees’ activities include climbing Mount Snowdon by night and the Great Cycle Tour. 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 will receive funding from the BNP Paribas Foundation ‘Dream Up’ international arts-based education programme. Children and their carers will work with trained artist educators from the Royal Academy of Arts in a series of art workshops, enabling them to gain nationally recognised accreditation.
The Royal Academy of Arts will partner with charity Vital Regeneration, helping to build community regeneration in disadvantaged areas of London through creative activities. The programme will promote learning and creativity, stimulate interest in the arts and help young people to fulfil their creative potential.
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.