We pledge, through our education and community partnerships, to continue providing support and funding to children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Bradford, to help them achieve their potential through educational and aspirational opportunities – in and out of school.

Our community investment activities are delivered through our Group-wide Social Impact Programme. The strategy of this programme is to invest in activities and initiatives which seek to address some of the key factors which, on their own or acting together, can reduce social and/or financial inclusion. These factors include (although are not limited to) lack of literacy or numeracy skills; disabilities and/or mental health issues; unemployment or under-employment; low levels of educational attainment; and low, uncertain or fluctuating incomes.

The Provident Financial Social Impact Programme delivers community investment activities under the following three workstreams:

Customer and vulnerability – working with charities and specialist partners to provide support which addresses issues such as customer vulnerability, product accessibility and financial difficulties.

Education – supporting children, young people and adults to boost their education, skills and aspirations in order to participate in society and secure a brighter financial future.

Community – supporting community foundations and other partners to address the wide range of social inclusion and social mobility issues that are relevant to our customers and the communities where we operate.