As members of the communities they serve, Clydesdale Bank's own employees are encouraged to take part in charitable work.
We actively promote volunteering opportunities amongst our employees, allowing them to volunteer during bank hours as well as their own personal time. Clydesdale Bank employees support a number of initiatives including;
We also recognise that many of our employees volunteer in their own time to support their local community. Our Employee Volunteer Grant Programme rewards and recognises the personal contribution of staff by providing grants to charitable organisations which they work with in their own time. Grants of up to £500 are awarded quarterly.
We run a Payroll Giving scheme that allows employees to make voluntary donations every month direct from their salary to a variety of causes close to their hearts. To date over 20% of our employees are donating to charities and because of this we have been awarded H M Platinum Quality Mark for Payroll Giving. Employees who choose to donate to the Bank's Charity Partner will have their donation matched £ for £ by the Bank.
We are delighted to be part of the Geared for Giving Campaign, which encourages employers, across the UK, to introduce and promote a Payroll Giving Scheme, also known as Give as You Earn or Workplace Giving.
Being Geared for Giving is all about giving to good causes at work, direct from your salary. Any charity, any cause. Your chosen charity receives your donation tax free so what you give could go up to 50% further. It means some 390,000 charities in the UK could be a whole lot better off.
We are among the hundreds of enlightened employers who have joined the Campaign so far and we would encourage all of you to do so.
To find out more visit the Campaign website at www.gearedforgiving.com