BNP Paribas Directs Further Support To UK COVID-19 Relief Efforts

April 16, 2020

London 16th April 2020 – BNP Paribas’ UK arm today said it will direct a further £500,000 to supporting disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated people impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK. This is in addition to £500, 000 committed last week to London’s Imperial Health Charity and brings the total amount of donations by the BNP Paribas group to over $55 million worldwide.

The bank will launch a number of initiatives across communities in the UK in which the bank operates. The initiatives which are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, include:

  • SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 2 Zero Hunger and SDG 17 Partnerships

Supporting foodbanks, community and homeless shelters as well as existing charity partners

  • SDG 3 Good Health & Wellbeing

Supporting responses to vital mental health and well-being programs

  • SDG 4 Quality Education and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities

Supporting families, young children and adults with vital care and digital tools for home based learning

The bank is also matching employee donations to these relief efforts. Employees have an opportunity to contribute through the BNP Paribas Rescue and Recover Fund, supporting Care International.

BNP Paribas UK Country Head, Anne Marie Verstraeten said:

“In less than a month, daily life for so many people has changed significantly. Working together we are indeed stronger and our hope is that we can help contribute relief, support and comfort to some of those people who are most in need in our local communities.”




Press Contacts: 

BNP Paribas

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About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.

BNP Paribas employs more than 9,000 people across 10 business lines in the UK. These include Corporate & Institutional Banking, Exane BNP Paribas, Leasing Solutions, Arval, Real Estate (including Strutt & Parker acquired in September 2017), Asset Management, Cardif Pinnacle, Commercial Finance, Personal Finance and Vauxhall Finance. Around half of its employees are in Corporate & Institutional Banking, based in London, while the others are based in various offices across the country, including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester.

About the Imperial Health Charity

The best way to support the appeal is to donate online at:

You can also donate by text. Text HELPTHENHS followed by the amount you’d like to donate to 70085.

So, text HELPTHENHS 5 to give £5, HELPTHENHS 10 to give £10, HELPTHENHS 20 to give £20.

For further advice on supporting the appeal, please email