PA Foundation partners with 10 charities amid global CSR drive

04 October 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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The PA Foundation has announced a cohort of 10 new global charity partners. The foundation aims to distribute £1 million of grant funding in 2022.

Earlier in 2022, global advisory firm PA Consulting formed a new non-profit wing, committed to expanding access to quality education, skills and careers, particularly in STEM-related fields. The organisation has now announced its first cohort of charity partners.

The selected partners in the UK are Catch22, Helena Kennedy Foundation, Making the Leap, Veterans Aid and Raspberry Pi Foundation, while PA Foundation will also support Dress for Success and Upwardly Global in the US, UAF in the Netherlands, and Learn for Life in Denmark. Over the coming 12 months, this will see the foundation offer up financial support, coupled with volunteer hours by PA people lending their skills and experience, will directly impact over 2,400 people from disadvantaged groups.

PA Foundation partners with 10 charities amid global CSR drive

Speaking on behalf of one of the beneficiaries, Philip Colligan, CEO, Raspberry Pi Foundation said, “The Raspberry Pi Foundation's mission is to enable young people to realise their full potential through the power of computing and digital technologies. Our vision is that every young person - whatever their background – develops the skills, knowledge, and confidence to use digital technologies effectively for work and in their personal lives. We know that vision is shared by The PA Foundation, and we're excited to be working together to expand opportunities for young people who experience educational disadvantage in the UK and US."

The PA Foundation will be making £1 million of grant funding in 2022. At the same time, PA Consulting’s people will, for example, establish one of the first coding academies in a UK women’s prison with Catch22. While in the US they’ll work with Upwardly Global to support over 500 under-employed immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers to gain meaningful employment through coaching, job readiness, skills development and access to employers.

Ken Toombs, CEO, PA Consulting, remarked, “There has never been a more important time to support people from disadvantaged backgrounds who risk falling even further behind in the current economic climate. I’m proud of PA’s strong commitment to our communities. Our partnership with The PA Foundation and its charity partners opens further opportunities to give back and make a meaningful difference.”

The news coincides with PA launching its first ever giving back and volunteer week, which launches today. Intended as an opportunity for PA people to start developing relationships and planning collaborations with The PA Foundation’s charity partners, by the end of 2022, PA aims to have contributed over 10,000 volunteer hours by its people globally.