With over £450,000 distributed in community investment during 2015 to good causes, charities and projects, we're proud of the impact that our support is making up and down the country.
Our people are leading the way in delivering our community investment agenda. Our network of 16 regional community committees is made up of over 80 employee volunteers who helped around 300 causes last year.
We realise the benefit that sharing the skills and expertise of our people brings to both good causes and reciprocally back to LV=. So as well as giving financial support, more than 3,400 hours of employee time was donated across our communities in 2015.
Source for all statistics: LV= Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2015.
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.
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
Over 250 employees accessed our pound for pound matching scheme, raising more than £150,000 for causes close to their hearts, with an additional £90,000 in matched funding from LV=.
In 2015, our salary sacrifice scheme, Pennies for Charity, attracted a phenomenal 47% of our people donating the odd pennies from their pay every month, which together with our Give As You Earn scheme, raised just over £60,000
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 and Comic Relief. Over 230 LV= people volunteered for our call centre support from our Huddersfield, Leeds and Bournemouth sites, handling 5,267 calls and taking nearly £150,000 in donations and pledges during the evening.
Our newest partnership is with Age UK in support of their 'Call in Time' programme. With over 1 million older people in the UK not speaking to a family member, friend or anyone they know for periods of a month or longer, we felt we could lend our support to help enhance the lives of those already in a position of loneliness and isolation.
Empathy is at the heart of LV= and 'Call in Time' enables our people to broaden how they use their customer support skills.
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.
Read our stories about how we invest in our communities.
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.
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.