IBM has a long-standing commitment to transforming and empowering local communities, and we encourage employees and retirees to continue making a difference, through their time and skills.
IBM is one of the largest global corporate contributors of cash, equipment and people to charities and schools around the world. Through our citizenship/community programmes we strive to use our information technology and business skills innovatively to make a difference to communities and to improve the quality of life. We focus particularly on those communities that are most disadvantaged through strategic, high quality, programmes that have a positive and sustainable impact.
IBM Community Grants
The UK Community Grants programme is designed to support the several thousand IBM employees and IBM retirees who have already registered as volunteers for the On Demand Community programme. The scheme provides money to eligible community organisations and schools where IBM employees and retirees are actively volunteering, and in support of specific projects.
If you would like to apply for a On Demand Community Grant please check that your request meets the eligibility criteria for the programme. Then simply complete the application form and e-mail it with the necessary accompanying documents, to CCRUK@uk.ibm.com.
Please note that the programme closes on 31st October 2012, but please check the website for 2013 applications. The 2013 programme will start during March/April 2013 and there may be new/different criteria.
Four steps to success
- You can register any volunteering, no matter how small or frequent and whether work related or done in your spare time!
- Once registered, update your hours each month.
- Check to see if your organisation is eligible for a Community Grant.
- Follow us on Twitter @IBMUKCitizen and you can read relevant Link Me articles to keep up to date.
Would you like to volunteer?
There are many volunteering opportunities around a location near you as well as more general volunteering opportunities - organisations that are crying out for your support. Please take some time to explore these, and see how you could make a difference to your local community.
IBM's Activity Kits are designed around specific opportunities – helping not-for-profit organizations understand their technology needs, sharing the fun of math and science with school children, and more. Each kit provides supporting materials such as presentations or educational modules, to prepare and equip volunteers to assist schools or community agencies.