Royal Mail seeks charity partner for 2022-26

Royal mail postbox in front of a dry stone wall. by Andrew Martin from Pixabay

Applications are now open with Royal Mail looking to partner with a charity focused on heart health. Royal Mail has chosen this as a cause because poor heart health is one of the leading causes of absence among its workers.

Three charities will be shortlisted, with Royal Mail employees having a say on the final decision. During the four-year partnership with Royal Mail, employees will be encouraged to raise money, volunteer and provide pro bono support for the charity selected.

Royal Mail’s last national charity partnership was with Action for Children and focused on mental health. The charity was selected because its proposition supported a new mental health support programme for young people in schools.

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Community investment is a key strand of Royal Mail’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, with 2021-22 seeing it invest £5.6 million here alone, and its national charity partnership a key element of this. As well as Action for Children, other previous national charity partnerships have included The Stroke Association and Prostate Cancer UK. All partnerships have raised over £2 million.

Greg Sage, Deputy Director Corporate Affairs & ESG at Royal Mail, said: 

“We’re delighted to announce that applications for our national charity partnership are open. Royal Mail is proud to play an active part in every community across the UK. We are looking for a partner that will bring a positive, long lasting impact to those communities.”

How to apply

For more information and to receive an application form, charities should email [email protected] by 4pm on 15 July. Forms will be sent to those interested from 18 July and the closing date for applications is 4pm on 12 August 2022.