Our impact in the community
In 2010 we took inspiration from our founder, Samuel Fox, a local Quaker and philanthropist who set up the building society more than 170 years ago. Based on Fox’s principles of improving education and basic skills through numeracy and literacy, improving employability and everyone being entitled to a roof over their heads, we launched our programme in 2011. Find out more about Samuel Fox and our history here.
Since then we have supported more than 10,000 people through over £500,000 of grants, continuous fundraising and more than 6,000 volunteering hours. We've also supported thousands of students through our flagship employability programme, Career Academy. We've also mentored younger people in partnership with ThinkForward, whose aim is to see as many young people as possible leave school into further education, employment or training.
In 2021 we launched the Samuel Fox Foundation, to financially support local charities providing vital support, with our main focus being inspiring young people and their futures.
We also encourage our teams to support causes they are personally passionate about - each member of staff has two days volunteer leave each year as well as access to matched fundraising and Payroll Giving for charitable donations.
If you're a charity or non-profit looking for volunteer support, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.