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QBE Foundation

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.

Through our community initiatives and the work of the QBE Foundation, we partner with like-minded charities to build strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities that have a positive impact on QBE’s people, customers, and broker partners.

We support charities in a variety of ways, from matching employee fundraising efforts, encouraging employee volunteering and providing grants to charities that align with our key focus areas of Climate Resilience and Inclusion.

We’ve strengthened our grant scheme to provide meaningful support for community initiatives addressing specific areas of need aligned to our business as an insurance company, so we can make the biggest difference.

Charities who meet our eligibility criteria can apply for a grant in one of the following areas:

  • Climate Resilience:
    • building understanding of the physical and financial risks due to climate change and associated mitigation options
    • increasing capacity to prepare and respond
    • innovative solutions that help the transition to a low carbon economy
  • Inclusion:
    • greater equality and inclusion
    • developing skills through training and mentoring
    • providing access to tools and services that support financial inclusion

We also have a new tiered approach to grants whereby either:

  1. QBE teams, or a group of like-minded QBE employees can get behind the same cause and apply for up to £25,000 for a charity with national reach, or
  2. Individual employees can apply for up to £10,000 for the charities they support with local reach.

How to apply

QBE employees have an important role in registering their chosen charity’s interest when applying to the Foundation, before obtaining an application form. The application form will then need to be completed by their charity to apply for funding.

QBE employees (individual or groups) involved with a specific charity, (as evidenced through fundraising, volunteering, or having used their services) and who have a keen interest to collaborate further, will need to contact the Foundation directly for a grant form. The application window is between 19 July 2021 and 31 October 2021.

Charity Partners

UK employees select a charity partner that forms the focus of our fundraising activities. Our charity partners for from Jan 2020 to Dec 2022 in the UK are Crisis and Mind. Our non-UK offices have identified a local charity with similar aims supporting either a mental health, or homeless charity, as their partner, so together, we can make a real difference to these outstanding causes.  In addition, we’re supporting the Save the Children and the Red Cross though our Global Disaster Relief partnerships.

Your contact

Your contact

Sophie Wraith-Lee

Sophie Wraith-Lee

QBE EO Foundation Adviser

Tel: +44 124 534 3253

Previous charity partners

Cancer Research UK

Rainbow Trust