9 May 2016

TSB invites the people of Britain to have their say in choosing their local charity

Nominations are now open for TSB's new Local Charity Partnerships.
Branches in Britain raised over £450,000 for over 460 local causes in 2015/16.

TSB understands that no one knows their local community better than the people who live there. That's why the Bank is inviting the people of Britain to have their say in which local causes it should partner with over the coming year.

Small charities and social enterprises make a real difference to local communities and to the lives of so many. To help with the excellent work that they do, TSB's Local Charity Partnership programme gives local causes an opportunity to benefit from fundraising and volunteering support from TSB's branches and offices across Britain. TSB branches have raised more than £450,000 for over 460 local charities since January 2015, and they are now looking to continue this with the new partnerships.

Nominate a cause you would like your local TSB team to support

Your local TSB team is now looking for new local charities to partner with for fundraising and volunteering activities over the next 12 months.

Over a two-week period between 9 and 22 May 2016 (inclusive), anyone can make a nomination by completing a form in-branch or online at www.tsb.co.uk/get-involved . Every nomination counts and one of the top three most nominated organisations will be chosen as a new Local Charity Partner.

Working in partnership

TSB was set up to help hard-working local people and the communities they live in to thrive. To do this, the Bank works in partnership with customers and those in the local community. That's why TSB branches across Britain are empowered to choose a local cause that matters to them, their customers and their communities. This is instead of having a central 'charity of the year', which is common and typical of large organisations.

Since the programme started over 16 months ago, the Bank's Partners have organised numerous events such as cake sales, raffles, sporting challenges and other sponsored activities, to fundraise as much as possible for its Local Charity Partners.

Bola Gibson, Head of Community Engagement at TSB, said: "Our Local Charity Partnership programme is all about helping the local causes that are the lifeblood of many communities across Britain. We understand the important role that they play for so many, and to be able to give a little back means a lot to the TSB Partners. Their efforts have really made a difference, and in total they have already raised over £450,000 for over 460 local causes.

"It's great to work in partnership with local causes and see the impact that our efforts are making. We're excited about supporting even more local causes over the coming months and hope to see lots of nominations from people across Britain."

John Barrett, Chief Executive of Small Charities Coalition, said: "We applaud TSB's commitment to support small charities, and look forward to this growing with a new group of charities in 2016/17. We hope other large organisations can join us in highlighting and supporting the incredible work of small charities all across the UK."

A list of the Local Charity Partners supported in 2015/16 can be found at www.tsb.co.uk/community-partnerships/ .

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Notes to editors

  • Fundraising figures include up to 31 March 2016.

About TSB

TSB was created to bring more competition to British banking - to be a real challenger to the big banks and to deliver the kind of banking the people of Britain want. TSB only serves local customers and local businesses, to help fuel local economies, because communities thriving across Britain is a good thing for all of us.

We have a simple, straightforward and transparent banking model and make clear on our website how we operate and make money. We offer the products and services people tell us they want, with none of the funny stuff people normally associate with traditional banks.

Our 4.7 million customers, award winning mobile and digital banking, nationwide network of branches and 8,600 Partners mean we are big enough to make a difference, but small enough to be an agile challenger to the entire market.

For further information about TSB Bank plc, please visit our website www.tsb.co.uk .