Match Funding

There is a fantastic scheme whereby employers provide funding for organisations through their employees.

It is a very simple yet immensely useful tool from which extra funding can be raised. Generally speaking, banks and building societies, insurance companies, supermarkets, utilities providers, phone companies and car manufacturers are known to offer match-funding schemes. Below is a list of companies (by no means exhaustive!) that we understand currently match gifts donated by employees. If your employer is not listed, please contact your HR department to find out if they operate a matching gift scheme.

In most cases, the company will match your donation pound for pound up to a specific level. As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs, many companies encourage staff to get involved in community projects by offering to match any funds they raise.

This matched funding is a really easy way to increase our fundraising revenue and can easily add as much as £2,000 to the takings of one of our events. So, if you work for any of these, ask your HR department how you can get your company to match fund an event.  And, if you work for a company that isn’t listed, it’s
still worth asking the HR department if they do match funding or even if they are prepared to start doing it!

Below list may be out of date, due to changes in company policies but it’s a potential starting point:

3i Group
3i Deutschland GmbH
Abbey National plc
ABN Amro Bank
Air products ltd
Alfred Dunhill Ltd
Alliance & Leicester plc
Alliance Capital Ltd
Amec PLC
American Express
Amoco Foundation, Inc
Anglian Water
Argo Wiggins
Argos plc
Arla Foods
ARM holdings plc
AT Kearney
Avon Cosmetics Ltd
B & Q
BAA Plc United                        
Bank of America
Bank of England
Bank of Scotland
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Bankers Trust
Barclays Bank plc
Barclays Capital
Barclays Group
Bayer Plc                                
Beaverbrooks jewellers
BG Group
BOC Group plc
Boeing Commercial Airlines
Boston Consulting Group
BP Amoco PLC
BP Chemicals Ltd
BP Exploration & Operating
Co Ltd
Booker Plc                              
BP oil International Ltd
Bradford and Bingley plc
Bristol-Myers Squibb
British American Tobaccos
British Army
British Gas
British Nuclear Fuels
British Sky Broadcasting Grp
British Telecom plc
Cable & Wireless
C & A Stores
Camelot Group plc
Cap Gemini
Capital International Research
Carlsberg Tetley – GIST
Cemex UK Ltd
Centrica plc
Chase Manhattan
Citibank Group
Clifford Chance                      
Coats Viyella Plc                    
Cooperative Bank
Cornhill Insurance Plc
Coutts Bank
Credit Suisse First Boston
De La Rue
Deloitte Consulting
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank AG London
Deutsche Morgan Grenfell PLC
DHL International (UK) Ltd
Dixons Group
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Eli Lilly and Co
EMI Group plc
Enterprise oil Plc
Ericsson Telecom AB
Ernst & Young
Exxon Mobil
Fidelity Brokerage Services
Fidelity Investments
First Bus
Firstgroup PLC
Ford Motor Company
General Electric Co
GlaxoSmithKline plc
Goldman Sachs
Guardian Royal Exchange plc
HBOS (Halifax - Bank of Scotland)
Home Retail Group
HSBC Holdings PLC
Industrial Bank of Japan
Innogy Plc
JPMorgan & Co Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Kingfisher plc
Legal & General
Lehman Brothers
Levi Stauss (UK) Ltd
Littlewoods Organisation
Lloyds TSB
Marks and Spencer
Mars Inc
Marsh & McLennan
McKinsey & Co
Mercer LLC
Mercury Asset Management
Merrill Lynch Mercury
Microsoft Corporation Inc
Midlands Electricity
Mitsubishi Research Institute
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp
Mitzuho Fin Grp
Moody's Investors Services Ltd
Morgan Grenfell
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
N Power
National Freight company PLC
National Grid Transco
National Power plc
National Westminster Bank plc
Northern Electric plc
Norwich Union plc
Peugeot Motor Company Plc
Philip Morris
Philips Singapore
Phoenix Home Life Mutual Ins Co
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Proctor & Gamble
Robert Fleming & Co
Rolls Royce
Royal and Sun Alliance
Royal Bank of Scotland Grp plc
Royal London Mutual Ins Co
RBS Group Churchill
RBS Group Direct Line
RBS Group Natwest
RBS Group The One Account
RBS Group Ulster Bank
The Royal Bank of Scotland
Sainsburys Plc
Schneider Electric
Schroders plc
Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Seagram Distillers Plc
Siemens Medical
Sigma Securities
SIT Investment Assoc Foundation
Sky Broadcasting
Southern Electric
Smithkline Beecham
Stagecoach Holdings plc
Stagecoach Holdings plc
Standard & Poor’s
Sunlife of Canada
Swiss Bank Corp
Tesco plc
Thames Water
The Economist Group
The Linde Group
The One Account
UBS Warburg
UGC limited
Ulster bank
United Airlines
United News and Media
United Utilities
Warner Music International
W H Smith
William M Mercer
Woolwich Plc    
Yorkshire Bank
Yorkshire Water