Making a difference in the community
We aim to make a positive difference within the communities in which we operate and support the causes close to the hearts of our people.
We are proud that many of our employees play an active role in supporting and delivering this aim, through volunteering, charitable donations and fundraising. We also work with our service partners and customers to combine our resources in order to make a greater impact.
Helping people into the workplace
Unemployment impacts people from every walk of life and causes great strain on individuals, families and communities. 'Helping People into the Workplace' is our key corporate theme that underpins all of our community activities. We support a number of organisations dedicated to improving employment opportunities, including St Mungo's Broadway, Tomorrow’s People, Career Academies, and LandAid.
Helping our people help others
We recognise that giving is about catering to the individual and allowing each employee to engage in causes they care about in the communities around them.
To encourage our employees to give, Telereal Trillium run a Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme, which gives all employees the opportunity to donate a fixed sum every month to a charity of their choice, with money taken from their salary before tax is applied. Telereal Trillium then matches the donation up to a maximum of £2,500 per person, per year. Recognising our GAYE scheme, we have been awarded the Platinum Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award for the second consecutive year, following seven consecutive years receiving the Gold Award.
Our charity matching scheme extends beyond GAYE, with all staff donations and fundraising initiatives matched by the company. We also encourage all our people to volunteer for at least one day a year during work time and for any volunteering undertaken outside of work hours, we match this with additional annual leave.
Telereal Trillium became a #Giving Tuesday partner when it launched in the UK in 2014, supporting this annual global day of giving. The simple idea behind #Giving Tuesday is to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate time, money or their voice to help a good cause. We took the opportunity to promote our payroll giving scheme to all employees encouraging them to consider signing up to support the charity of their choice - it resulted in an eight percent increase in donors.