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Corporate Responsibility

Investing in our communities

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Community investment

Our aim is to have a lasting positive impact and help create communities that thrive. In 2016 our community contributions were worth just over £531,000.

Our people are leading the way in delivering our community investment agenda. Our network of 12 regional community committees is made up of over 80 employee volunteers who distributed £185,000 in funding and helped over 300 good causes last year.

We’re proud of our long standing tradition of employee volunteering. Our people love to make a difference by sharing their skills, knowledge, and time with others. So as well as giving financial support, more than 5,500 hours of employee time was donated across our communities in 2016.

Source for all statistics: LV= Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2016.

If you’re a charity, good cause or community project local to one of our 16 offices, you can contact one of our community committees to request support.

Regional Community Committees

Office

Email address

Bournemouth

Bournemouthrcc@lv.com

Brentwood

Brentwoodrcc@lv.com

Bristol

Bristolrcc@lv.com

Cardiff

Cardiffrcc@lv.com

Cheapside

Cheapsidercc@lv.com

Croydon

Croydonrcc@lv.com

Exeter

Exetercommunitycommittee@lv.com

Hitchin

Hitchinrcc@lv.com

Huddersfield

Huddersfieldrcc@lv.com

Ipswich

Ipswichrcc@lv.com

Leeds

Leedsrcc@lv.com

Manchester

Manchesterrcc@lv.com

Community and member support

Community fundraising

Raising money for charities is well established across LV= and we make sure we do everything we can to help our people in their fundraising efforts.

Our payroll giving and £ for £ charity matching schemes encourage our people to go out and raise funds for causes close to their hearts. As a result of their personal efforts our people raised over £260,000 and unlocked a further £76,000 in corporate matching last year.

Our people drive the agenda when it comes to our national charity support and they never fail to get behind our partners, Children in Need, Comic Relief and Macmillan Coffee Morning. Between them, the charities received £50,000 as a result of all our fundraising efforts.

BBC Children In Need logo
Comic Relief logo
Macmillan coffee morning logo

Community partnerships

Longer term partnerships allow us to create strong relationships with charities and community groups on programmes that are of shared interest. By their nature they are longer in length and involve more than just financial support.

LV= KidZone is one of our oldest partnerships and serves to help keep children safe along Bournemouth’s beaches. Forty of our employees have been making weekly calls over the last 12 months in support of Age UK’s telephone befriending service, ‘Call in Time’, and in December 2016 we announced that we had become a platinum partner with the vehicle repair industry’s charity AutoRaise.

Age uk logo
Autoraise logo
LV= Kidzone logo

Our members

Mutuality goes back to the early days of insurance, when people paid into a fund to share the risk. The benefit then went back to the people who needed it – and this is no different today. Unlike other organisations that may be owned by shareholders, employees, private equity groups or government, as a mutual our primary goal is to create long term value for our members.


Our stories

Read our stories about how we invest in our communities.

Partnership with Age UK

At LV=, we are keen to continue lending support and help to make a difference to those who may be lonely or isolated.

elderly person wearing glasses

British Transplant Games

At LV=, we're passionate about supporting worthy causes. Helen Giffin, one of our Customer Service Representatives in the LV= claims team, recently participated in the British Transplant Games.

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Member Community Fund

Take a look at the causes our Member Community Fund has previously helped and tell you how our Members can nominate a cause that matters to them for a £10,000 donation.

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Partnership with Autoraise

We're delighted to announce that we are now a Platinum Partner of Autoraise, the Vehicle Repair Industry's charity.

Autoraise logo

Supporting Children in Need

Pudsey the bear visited the LV= offices on 13th November to find out about all the wonderful fundraising activities staff had organised to raise money for Children in Need.

Children in need charity event

Successful summer for LV= KidZone

LV= proudly sponsor KidZone, a scheme that issues free colour-coded wristbands to children that match-up with clearly marked sections of the Bournemouth seafront.

People on the beach

Find out more about Investing in our communities

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Investing in our communities