Responsible and resilient business

Charity partnerships

We can make a difference in our local communities by supporting charities and voluntary organisations working on issues that matter to our customers, colleagues and stakeholders.


Our three priorities

We focus on three priorities to maximise our positive impact. These are:

  • Aspiration and education: Projects that promote aspiration and education in disadvantaged areas
  • Tackling homelessness: Intervening in and improving homelessness situations for seriously economically disadvantaged groups in the UK
  • Local projects: Initiatives that have a direct link with our regional businesses and developments

Our national charity partners are The Youth Adventure Trust, Every Youth (previously End Youth Homelessness), Crisis, Magic Breakfast, and St Mungo’s. Each regional business also has a charity budget to support organisations working in the communities in which we build.


What we gave in 2023

We donated and fundraised around £1.2 million for registered charities and local community causes in 2023 (2022: £1.2 million). This includes the value of employee fundraising. This does not include investments made as a result of our planning obligations, or the value of employee time spent volunteering.


Case studies

Helping Magic Breakfast to prevent childhood hunger

One in five children in the UK is at risk of going hungry and this can have a significant impacton their health and education. We’ve launched a new national partnership with Magic Breakfast which works to tackle this issue, providing free, nutritious breakfasts to school children facing hunger. We have made a contribution of £80,000 to the charity, helping to provide more than 285,714 breakfasts for pupils in eight schools in England and Scotland during the school year 2023/24.

To celebrate the new partnership, we took part in ‘Magic Makers’, the charity’s Christmas campaign, which saw volunteers from Taylor Wimpey purchase and deliver toys and games to breakfast clubs at seven schools to increase children’s enjoyment of breakfast time.

Supporting progression coaching at Crisis

Our partnership with Crisis, the national charity for people experiencing homelessness, saw us donate over £85,000 to support progression coaching at Crisis Skylight centres in Oxford and Edinburgh. Many Crisis members have very complex needs including physical and mental health issues, substance use and a history of trauma and abuse. Progression coaches work with them 1:1 and help them to overcome homelessness by building their confidence, motivation and practical skills.

Taylor Wimpey employees also stepped up to volunteer during Crisis at Christmas, to help people experiencing homelessness with accommodation and support over the festive period. 

Tackling homelessness and expanding access to skilled jobs with St Mungo’s

Our partnership with St Mungo’s, the homelessness charity, is helping people recovering from homelessness to gain new skills and find employment in the construction industry. The latest phase of our partnership saw us donate £315,000 over three years to help St Mungo’s launch their third Construction Skills programme in Leicester as well as funding the salaries of training staff at their Construction Skills centres in London and donations of construction materials.  At the centres, clients work towards an accredited City and Guilds Construction Skills qualification with training in areas such as painting and decorating, plumbing, lock fitting, tilling, dry lining and bricklaying and benefit from work placements. To date, we have contributed £955,000 to the centres, and hope to support St Mungo’s to establish new centres in other locations.

Every Youth (End Youth Homelessness)

We are a founding patron to Every Youth (previously End Youth Homelessness), a national charity for young people experiencing homelessness.

In 2023, we donated £183,000 to help Every Youth support 1,757 young people. The majority of our donation was used to support the charity’s Housing Fund and help cover its operating costs. This enabled the charity to provide 2,500 hours of housing support as well as 550 move in grants and 122 rental deposits to help young people transition into independent living. Our donation also helped the charity run it’s Sleep Out event and supported its Big Give Christmas campaign. Since End Youth Homeless launched in 2011 with our support and seed funding, we have donated £982,000 and expect to reach £1 million in 2024.


Roles and responsibilities

Our Charity Committee oversees our charity partnerships. Its members include senior leaders such as our Group HR Director (Chair), a regional Land Director (vice Chair) and a variety of other employees including managers, personal assistants and graduate trainees. Any vacancies are advertised internally and we encourage a wide range of colleagues to apply. The committee works with our charity partners to select projects where we can make the most difference and monitors the impact of our giving.


Engaging our colleagues

We hold regular Group and local fundraising challenges to get our colleagues involved in supporting our charity partners and our Volunteering Policy enables all employees to take two full days, or four half days, paid time off to volunteer. We promote fundraising and volunteering opportunities via our intranet, email and Yammer social media network.

Over 310 colleagues took part in our annual Taylor Wimpey Challenge to raise funds for the Youth Adventure Trust and other charities. Teams completed hikes of 11, 20 and 31 miles over the Black Mountains in Wales raising almost £150,000. Since we began the Challenge in 2014, we have raised over £1,190,000, enough to fund 305 young people through their full three-year programme.

We also co-sponsored and entered three teams into the 2023 Housebuilder Challenge which involved 33 teams from across the industry and raised £85,544 for Youth Adventure Trust - the equivalent of 22 young people attending their full three year programme.


Graduate challenge

Our graduate programme includes an annual charity project which challenges our graduates to apply their insights and skills to benefit one of our charity partners. In 2023, our graduates participated in the Prince’s Trust ‘Million Makers’ challenge to raise money to support vulnerable young people. The graduates worked with the Lighthouse charity, which provides emotional and financial support to the construction community. Together they designed high-vis vests that promote the Hardhat Helpline, a 24/7 service that supports people in the industry experiencing issues with their emotional, physical or financial wellbeing. The graduates also created sustainability packs for Taylor Wimpey sales and customer service staff to help them talk to customers about our approach to sustainability. Our regional businesses and sub-contractors bought the items with the proceeds going to the Prince's Trust, raising £44,000.