#CharityIs part of everyday life


people are employed in the UK voluntary sector


UK adults have volunteered for a charity

4.1M UK adults have used a food bank
15.3M UK adults have apopted a pet
9.2M UK adults have received emotional support of couselling

UK adults have visited a museum, theatre, gallery or other arts or heritage site run by a charity

* indicates during an adult’s lifetime
What does our relationship with charity really look like? Read the #CharityIs Report

What does charity mean to you?

… an answer to loneliness… a second chance… an important part of society?

These positive associations rarely break out into our public discussion. But just how negative has our perception of charity become? Ask Google: type 'charity is' into your search bar, and the predictive text will tell you 'charity is bad'.

#Charityis underreported

At some point in our lives we will all benefit from the work of a charity, whether we’re strolling through a park, going to the theatre or looking for care and support at a time of need. But rarely do we hear this story told.

So let's tell it.

Join us on social media as we encourage each other to think about what charity means for us as individuals, for others and for our communities. It's time to show what #CharityIs . . .

#CharityIs - get involved

Join us for #CharityIsHour every Thursday, share your experience of what #CharityIs and download the campaign pack to make yourself heard.

Join the #CharityIsHour

Join the #CharityIsHour

Join the #CharityIsHour every Thursday from 12noon-1pm. It’s your chance to share what charity means to you.

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The key stats, campaign background & how to share via Twitter, Vine and Facebook. Get involved!

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The conversation so far

People worldwide are shaking up the conversation about charity, sharing what #CharityIs to them. Get involved.

About Charity Bank

Charity Bank is a bank for good, owned by charities and social purpose organisations. We lend to charities, social enterprises and organisations with charitable goals.
Find out more about us here.

Press Contact

For further information please contact:

Cal Bull-Edwards
Mark Howland

01732 441900