Charitable giving and volunteering

We work in partnership with charities in the local communities in which we operate, nationally in the UK, and globally with a focus on emerging markets. Our funding is directed to have a meaningful and measurable impact that aligns with the purpose of our business. We deliberately seek partnerships that engage our employees and provide an opportunity for them to use their time and skills.

Global giving

The ASI Charitable Foundation was launched in 2012 and seeks partnerships with smaller charities around the world enabling us to give back to communities in which we operate. Each year charities from local communities can apply for grants from the Foundation and our local employee committees decide which charities receive the funding. Find out more information and how to apply.

UK national partners

We partner with charities including The Prince’s Trust and Career Ready that focus on building skills, confidence and experience which help break down barriers that people may face when gaining employment or understanding finances.

We also partner with a national charity voted for by our employees - Dementia UK has been chosen for 2019 - 2020. Our people will be fundraising throughout this time to fund the first Admiral Nurses in Scotland, as well as nurses on the Dementia Helpline to support families across the UK.

Emerging markets partners

We also have long-term partnerships with charities tackling the educational needs of disadvantaged young people in emerging market countries. Our current partners, voted for by our people, are Hope for Children, Karen HillTribes Trust and AbleChildAfrica.


We provide three paid days' volunteering leave for our people every year to contribute to their local communities. Many choose to use their time on our global volunteering day or as charity trustees, mentors or supporting local community groups. Some employees also volunteer with one of our overseas charity partners, contributing to practical projects such as building a school or a clean water system.

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