Matched Giving and Grants
We encourage our people to play an active role in their communities through fundraising and volunteering. Find out more about our schemes below.
For all of our schemes below, you must make your donations to a charity through Charities Trust in order to obtain matched giving. If you are raising funds online please use Sponsor Me. Unfortunately, Royal Mail cannot match funds raised on other online fundraising sites such as JustGiving or GoFundMe.
Charity Partner Matched Giving
Every member of staff employed by Royal Mail Group can apply for penny-for-penny matched giving, up to a limit of £2,500 per person every year, under the Charity Partner matched giving scheme. During 2018-19 we raised £861,198 through colleague fundraising, payroll giving and matched giving, with a total of over £1 million for Action for Children.
Community Support scheme
1) Matched Giving
Royal Mail Group employees can apply once a year for up to £200 in matched giving from Royal Mail for money raised for any registered UK charity or registered good cause under the Community Support Scheme.
2) Fundraising and Volunteering grants
Royal Mail Group employees can apply for a Fundraising or Volunteering grant once every funding year to help cover the costs of organising a fundraising or volunteering event.
3) Matched Giving for Pensioners
Royal Mail retired pensioners can claim up to £50 per person each year in matched giving, up to a total limit of £100,000 each year, for funds raised for any UK registered charity or registered good cause.