The OneFamily Foundation

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

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 in 2021...


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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