The OneFamily Foundation

Giving our customers the opportunity to make a positive impact to their communities and the people that matter to them.

Next round of Community Grants open for nominations: 09 - 23 November 2021

What is the OneFamily Foundation?

OneFamily is a customer-owned business, which means we’re able to reinvest our profits for the benefit of our customers, rather than shareholders.

We think it’s important that our customers have a say on how we spend our profits, and the OneFamily Foundation lets you do just that. You can nominate a charity or community group close to your heart, or help a young person with their education costs, just by being a OneFamily customer. T&Cs apply.

And as well as supporting your local communities, we try and look after ours – find out how we’re committed to inspiring better futures by the way we run our business and invest your money.

Since 2015 we've:

  • Awarded over £4m to our customers and their communities
  • Supported over 350 charities and community groups
  • Helped over 3,000 people through our individual grants

Our OneFamily Foundation Grants

If you want to help someone aged 15-19 with the cost of their education or training, you can nominate them for a Young Person’s Education Grant, or help support your local community group or a charity by nominating them for a Community Grant.

Don’t forget, you need to be a OneFamily customer with an active policy to apply for a Young Person’s Education Grant or Community Grant.


Young Person's Education Grant

A little bit of help towards meeting the essential costs of education and training for young people aged 15-19.

The costs of further education and training can be a barrier to many young people and their families. This is why we offer OneFamily customers the opportunity to apply for a Young Person's Education Grant of up to £500 to help meet these costs, when they would otherwise struggle without financial assistance.

Applications are open throughout the year, and grants are awarded each month following a random computerised draw.

A Grant can be used towards the following essential costs:

  • Apprenticeship costs - such as travel and equipment
  • Further education costs - including travel, laptops and books/study materials
  • Other study or work related costs - such as travel, specialist clothing/uniform and skills training

Apply now


Community Grants

Improving communities for future generations.

Our Community Grants provide funding of up to £2,500 to local groups, charities and causes. As a OneFamily customer you can give something back to the groups that are important to you and your community by nominating them to receive a Community Grant.

How it works:

  • Nominate - During a live round you can nominate your chosen local group
  • Draw - if your nomination meets our eligibility criteria, it will be entered into a computerised draw
  • Winners - nominations selected in the draw will receive funding to support the great work they're doing in the community

Nominations are currently closed - next round coming 09 November 2021...

Please note: This 2021 round of Community Grants will be the final round of this initiative.

We’re so proud to have supported over 200 great causes through our Community Grants since 2018. From 2022 we'll be focusing on Young Person's Education Grants, expanding our member benefit offering and developing long-term local and national charity partnerships.


More information

Get in touch

Contact the Foundation team:

  0800 37 30 10*

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*Our telephone lines are open 9am - 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am - 1pm Saturday. Calls may be recorded, monitored and used for training and compliance purposes. Calls to 0800 numbers are normally free from UK landlines and mobile phones.

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