KPMG’s National Charity Programme – applications now open

KPMG has a commitment to Corporate Responsibility and giving back to the communities in which it operates. Our National Charity programme enables all colleagues, across all UK offices, to support a single charitable cause over a three-year period. Colleagues engage with the partnership through a variety of fundraising, volunteering, pro bono and thought leadership initiatives.

Our colleagues have already supported our current partner, Marie Curie, by:

  • Raising over £1.2m for the charity since November 2021
  • Volunteering over 60,000 hours
  • Delivering over £360,000 worth of key strategic pro bono projects for Marie Curie.

KPMG’s next National Charity Partner

We are now looking for our next National Charity Partner. The partnership will run from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2027

Our new partnership will aim to engage 18,000 colleagues across all our UK offices to provide £2m worth of support (comprising of fundraising and pro bono).

The UK is currently facing a range of social challenges and we will be looking to partner with a new charity partner who works in one or more of the following areas (please see the FAQs for more information on each):

  1. Social Mobility 
  2. Social Welfare
  3. Mental health and wellbeing

What we are looking for:

As well as fitting into the three categories listed above, we are looking for a single National Charity Partner that meets all the following criteria:

  • Must be a UK registered charity.
  • Impacting lives in all KPMG UK office locations: See our current UK office locations here from Aberdeen to Plymouth.
  • Offer fundraising and volunteering opportunities for colleagues across all KPMG UK office locations.
  • Offer a series of strategic pro bono opportunities which draw upon our professional services portfolio. Please see here for KPMG’s list of services to understand how we can best support you in a pro bono/thought leadership capacity. Please note, we do not offer pro bono audit services for independence reasons.
  • Deliver on KPMG’s employee engagement aims and people priorities (e.g. also promoting reconnection, collaboration and wellbeing).
  • Offer a mixture of in-person, virtual and hybrid opportunities for both one-off and longer-term engagement.
  • Can provide a way of clearly quantifying and communicating the impact of the partnership to colleagues and wider public.
  • Has an established partnerships team with a proven track record of managing national partnerships of a similar scale.
  • Charities must not be entities which are audited by KPMG and the organisations they are affiliated with via their Trustee Board and other Corporate Partnerships must not compromise KPMG’s independence.

We welcome applications from a wide range of charities but do not want organisations to spend valuable time applying if they cannot deliver on all the above criteria.

Do you think you’d be a good match?

If you are interested in becoming our new National Charity partner, please read the below information carefully.

Let’s talk you through the application process

Step 1: Complete application form by 5pm, 30 April 2024.

Here’s some useful links to help with your application

Step 2: On Wednesday, April 17 at 2pm, we will host a Teams Call to talk through the application process, what we’re looking for in our partnership and give all attendees the chance to ask questions. Please register for the event here and any questions you have about the application / partnership so we can ensure all topics are covered on the call.

Step 3: Email us your completed application form, with an attachment of your latest annual report by 5pm, 30 April, 2024 to

Step 4: Charities will be notified of initial application outcome by 5pm, 15 May, 2024.

Step 5: Successful charities will be invited to join us for a call between 15 – 24 May to discuss their application.

Step 6: Between 15 – 31 May, we will hold a one-hour call with each shortlisted charity to discuss their application and how a potential partnership may look. 

Step 7: The committee will decide on the final 3 charities to put to an all-colleague vote which will take place in June. The colleague vote will be purely based on your application submission and follow up information and materials. There will be no canvassing or pitching to colleagues in this year’s process.

Step 8: One charity will be chosen to become KPMG’s National Charity.

We hope the information above and the call on April 17 will provide everything you need to complete your application. However, if there are urgent questions which have not been covered please reach out to