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The QBE Foundation provides a focus and structure for all of QBE’s charitable activities and corporate giving. Our role in the community mirrors our role in business, where we are uniquely placed to help people overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Haven’t we done well! Together we have donated over £7.5m to 400 charities


The philosophy of the Foundation is to support charities that help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively.

We support charities in a variety of ways, from matching employee fundraising efforts and payroll giving donations, to providing grants to charities and encouraging employee volunteering.

Through our discretionary grant scheme, we support healthcare, educational and community-based projects around the UK and in Europe.  These vary from providing mobility equipment for young children to funding a helpline for women who experience domestic abuse, from educational cookery workshops for teens with cancer to funding a build-a-book project for children and adults with disabilities.    

In addition, UK employees select a charity partner that forms the focus of our fundraising activities. Our partner for 2018 and 2019 in the UK is Alzheimer's Society.

Applying for a grant (Step 1)

Applying for a grant (Step 1)

To be eligible for a grant, organisations must be registered as a charity in their local jurisdiction and align with the QBE Foundation’s philosophy of supporting people to overcome disadvantage.

Download form

Applying for a grant (Step 2)

Once you have completed the Grant Application Form please upload the document for submission.

Recent fundraising and volunteering

Sophie Wraith-Lee

Sophie Wraith-Lee

QBE EO Foundation Adviser

Tel: +44 124 534 3253

Sophie.Wraith-Lee@uk.qbe.com

Your contact

Sophie Wraith-Lee

Sophie Wraith-Lee

QBE EO Foundation Adviser

Tel: +44 124 534 3253

Sophie.Wraith-Lee@uk.qbe.com

Your contact

Sophie Wraith-Lee

Sophie Wraith-Lee

QBE EO Foundation Adviser

Tel: +44 124 534 3253

Sophie.Wraith-Lee@uk.qbe.com

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Previous charity partners

Cancer Research UK

Rainbow Trust