St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation

A long-term partnership in charitable giving For nearly a decade, The Giving Department has supported The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation offering critical insight, independent perspective and resource to help the efficient and impactful function of this major UK charitable foundation. Giving up to £10 million per year in the UK and internationally, The Foundation […]

Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation

Enabling a corporate foundation to improve education across the world Since its establishment, The Giving Department has played an ongoing strategic role in advising Trustees of The Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation, launched to focus and extend their global charitable activities. The Foundation’s programme has been developed to mirror the business.  One aspect has been […]


An award-winning partnership with a supermarket giant The Giving Department helped the Nectar Analytics Team at Sainsbury’s to develop a high impact mechanism for sharing their skills with charities. The result – Data Philanthropy – has seen over 400 volunteers support over 100 charities to date, through a series of hackathon events, skills sharing workshops and ongoing […]

River Island

Helping a major retail brand become a force for good The Giving Department has been supporting high street fashion giant River Island since 2012. In that time, we have worked closely with the Main Board as well as key stakeholders at head office, the main distribution centre and across its 300 stores, delivering support that […]