At Gatehouse Bank, we are committed to giving back. We do this through corporate giving, volunteering and staff fundraising.
Through our work as a founding signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking, we have identified that access to housing, social mobility and equality are some of the most pressing social needs in the UK. We are working to align our community support approach to have the biggest impact we can in these areas.
Our colleagues selected Centrepoint as Gatehouse Bank’s 2021 Charity of the Year because of the fantastic work this leading charity does to support social mobility and access to housing in the UK - from housing and health to learning and engagement, Centrepoint helps vulnerable young people move on from homelessness and build a future they can believe in.
Our community approach throughout the difficulties of 2020 aimed to be local and responsive. We are proud to be part of a responsible banking community responding to the needs of society during Covid-19, providing flexible support for any customers facing financial hardship and supporting our local NHS trusts with donations during the crisis and time off for colleagues to donate blood.
Our Charity of the Year for 2019/20 was Macmillan Cancer Support. Our committed colleagues ran marathons, hosted bake sales, participate in quizzes — and more — to raise vital funds to support Macmillan’s work providing specialist health care and advice for those suffering from cancer.