Volunteering grant application form

Colleagues are encouraged to support their local communities. Volunteering is defined as an activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or a good cause. Royal Mail makes grants available to colleagues to support voluntary activities. This year we have made some changes to our volunteering grants.

Volunteering grants can now only be applied for by a team of Royal Mail employees, on behalf of the unit where they work. The volunteering activity must be in community in which the unit is based. 

The maximum value of any volunteering grant is £400 per unit per event. A grant can be applied for once a year. A unit can be a Delivery Office, Mail Centre, Air Hub, Rail Hub, MDEC, Regional Distribution Centre, Workshop, Vehicle Operating Centre or an office.

Please ensure you have read the criteria and rules before starting your application.

A full description of the eligibility criteria and the Volunteering grant rules can be found here:


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Eligibility questions

Are you an employee of Royal Mail? *

Personal details

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Postal address

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Volunteering event details

The charity or good cause should be in the same community as the site submitting the application, or a maximum of 10 miles away.



Please provide names of any other colleagues involved

Please provide all names of those volunteering. There must be at least three employees taking part, who all work at the same unit.


Tell us a bit about your event

Details of volunteering costs


Claimant’s declaration


Unit Manager authorisation

About Charities Trust

Charities Trust is an independent charity that manages fundraising, matched giving and community grants on behalf of Royal Mail. If you have any questions regarding fundraising grants, please contact Charities Trust.

Helpline number: 0151 284 1221

Email: royalmail@charitiestrust.org

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

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