18 July 2019
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Matched Giving for Pensioners

Thousands of our retired pensioners are now able to contribute more to those in need through the Royal Mail retired pensioner matched giving scheme
Matched giving

Royal Mail and its people have a long and proud tradition of supporting registered charities and good causes all around the UK. Last year our people raised more than £3 million for hundreds of charities, with Royal Mail contributing £7.6 million to charities, good causes and schemes for disadvantaged groups.

Royal Mail has now introduced a new matched giving scheme for its retired pensioners, to help our people - past and present - raise even more for those in need.

What’s on offer?

Royal Mail retired pensioners can now 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.

If I'm a retired pensioner, how do I know if I’m eligible?

You are eligible if:

  • you are an ex Royal Mail employee in receipt of a pension from the Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme (RMSPS) or the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) or
  • you are an ex Post Office Ltd employee who was in receipt of a pension from the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) prior to 1st April 2012

When can I apply?

You can apply at any point in the financial year, which runs from April to March. You can only submit one application each year.

Can I raise money for any charity?

Royal Mail will only match money raised for UK registered charities and registered good causes.

If I'm a retired pensioner, how do I apply?

Once your fundraising event is complete and you have collected and banked the money you’ve raised, all you need to do is:

1. Complete the application form you can download here with your details and those of the registered UK charity or good cause you have raised money for

2. Collect evidence of the money you have raised. Please provide the following evidence to support your matched giving claim:

  • A letter or receipt from the charity confirming your donation and/or
  • if money was raised online, a web link to your online fundraising page or a screenshot of the page clearly showing the total funds raised and your details.

3. Post your completed application form and supporting evidence to Charities Trust to:

Charities Trust
Suite 20-22
Century Buildings
Tower Street
Liverpool L3 4BJ

Charities Trust, on behalf of Royal Mail, will check your details and then make a donation to your chosen charity or good cause on your behalf. Charities Trust will send you a letter to advise you once the donation has been made.