DHL UK Foundation

The challenge

The DHL UK Foundation is a registered charity working in partnership with the DHL businesses in the UK, charity partners and DHL employees nationwide to help young people reach their potential.

We worked with the DHL UK Foundation to help proactively source a new charity partner. The Foundation had a number of criteria that it was looking for in its new partner. Amongst other criteria it wanted a partner that had sites close to DHL UK sites, have evidence of impact and the ability to offer engaging volunteering opportunities to the staff of DHL.

Our approach

We worked to research charities that would meet DHL’s criteria. Our two-stage process identified 20 charities that fitted this criteria with six charities eventually shortlisted for further due diligence. Our’s grant-making advice to the Foundation was informed by an analysis of the charities’ accounts, researching their track record with other corporate partners and interviewing the charities to determine their potential for employee engagement.

The result

Street League, a leading sport for employment charity, was selected to be its new partner. DHL UK Foundation are now supporting the charity in Birmingham and Liverpool, providing expertise and opportunities for young people through world of work days, employability sessions and sport.

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NPC supported us to find a new charity partner by providing independent analysis and advice.

Sonia Chatwal