Charity partners

We work with numerous charities to support and promote their work, particularly where there is a strong link to skills development.

Our charity partners are diverse, but share our dedication to helping people progress and develop.

We support our chosen charities in many ways. These include contributing towards special events and providing complimentary qualification and assessment services.

We also volunteer our time. All City & Guilds Group employees, no matter where they’re based, are given three days each year to volunteer.


Who we support

The charities we support are primarily located in the United Kingdom. Some examples of our partnerships include:

More information

If you represent a charity and are interested in our support, please contact our Sustainability Team.


London Youth

London Youth supports a network of over 400 diverse community youth organisations.

It reaches over 75,000 young Londoners and delivers programmes through in every London borough. We accredit the London Youth Quality Mark – a quality assurance for youth clubs. We have also worked with London Youth on charitable projects, such as the Volunteer It Yourself scheme.

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The House of St Barnabas

The House of St Barnabas is a not-for-profit members’ club that also helps London’s homeless back into work.

At the club, they run an employment academy where homeless people can work in hospitality and gain workplace skills. After a 12-week programme, the learners receive two City & Guilds Level 1 qualifications.

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Career Ready

Career Ready is UK-wide charity that links employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.

We work with Career Ready to take on a number of young people in six-week work experience placements every year.

More about Career Ready >

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Business in the Community

Business in the Community (BITC) is a business-led, issue-focused charity with more than 30 years' experience of offering businesses practical ways to tackle key issues facing society.

It engages thousands of businesses through its programmes which are driven by a core membership of over 800 organisations – from small enterprises to global corporations. Together with BITC, we are working to tackle the issue of sustainable youth employment, culminating in a website with tools, templates and best practice advice. This website will enable UK employers to inspire, recruit and help young people to progress. The site will launch in February 2016.

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