The Bank Workers Charity invests to combat ill-health and poverty throughout the UK.
The Bank Workers Charity, like many occupational benevolent funds, was founded in the 19th century. It was set up by a group of bankers to support and educate the children of colleagues who had fallen ill or died. Today we help current and former bank employees and their families by providing information, advice, a range of expert support services and in some cases financial assistance.
These activities are financed by the income from the portfolio of investments which we have built up. We have also set aside part of these investment resources specifically for social investment, in line with our charitable objectives of relieving poverty and sickness, particularly in under-served areas. Our current portfolio includes investments in mental health, physical wellbeing, biotechnology, care for children and for the elderly, affordable housing, and financial inclusion.