Giving back

At Unum we offer a wide variety of successful programmes to facilitate community involvement among Unum employees.

Unum giving back initiatives

Community involvement

Our activities in this area include matching employees’ personal charitable donations, volunteering opportunities, fundraising and corporate events held throughout the year. 

Unum’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme offers variety and flexibility, allowing employees to follow their interests and choose the type of involvement that is right for them and creates a lasting impact in society.

Stronger communities

We partner with charities and voluntary organisations to make our communities stronger, sustainable and thriving places to live and work.

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The Unum Community and Social Justice Fund

We partner with charities and voluntary organisations to make our communities stronger, sustainable and thriving places to live and work. One way we strive to do this is through our corporate giving programme: The Unum Community and Social Justice Fund.

This fund awards grants of up to £5,000 for community partnership projects aligned to at least one of our Community focus areas, which help to achieve the following aims:

  • Help to build resilient, more equitable and inclusive communities
  • Develop projects which will have significant, tangible impact across the UK (priority will be given to charitable organisations located near to our main offices in Surrey and Hampshire)
  • Build long-term relationships between our employees and local communities
  • Develop opportunities for our employees to volunteer in the local community and enhance teamwork, communication and project management skills

If you encounter any difficulties accessing our application site, or have any questions about applying, please email


All Unum UK employees receive 24 paid volunteer hours (equivalent to three working days) each year to carry out volunteering projects in their local community or virtually during working hours. These can be used as they wish, either for individual volunteering projects or team-building challenges.

Gold Payroll Giving Award 2023

Payroll Giving

Unum offers all employees the chance to give back to an approved charity partner via payroll, allowing them to increase their donation in real terms by donating pre-tax. Unum also matches each employee’s donation pound for pound to eligible charities. 

Our generous employees have won us the Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark every year since 2013, which recognises that at least 10% of our employees make regular charity donations via payroll.

Charity Champions

As a Responsible Business and to align with our people strategy, Unum has a network of charity committees, alongside our Inclusion & Diversity and Sustainability Employee Networks. These represent employees in all locations and are run on a voluntary basis. 

Our charity committees help support and manage our relationships with our local and national charity partners and coordinate all charity fundraising events, activities and initiatives, both in person and virtual. 

Being a member of a charity committee also provides our employees with an opportunity for personal development, improving communication and organisational skills, as an aid to career progression, as well as gaining a wider network within our business.

Giving back Unum Charity Champions

Confidence for our customers

For more information on the way we support our people, our customers, our communities and our planet, take a look at our confidence for our customers page here.

Confidence for our customers

More about Unum UK’s Responsible Business commitments

Responsible business

Sustainable Development Goals

Outreach and engagement

Charity Partners

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