De La Rue in the Community
Our employees and sites engage widely with local communities in lots of different ways, from fundraising, giving blood, and making donations of items needed by local charities, to giving up their time to help with refurbishment projects and educational events and visiting children’s wards.
In the UK, a Give as You Earn Scheme enables employees to make regular donations to charity from their pre-tax monthly salary which are matched by De La Rue up to £500 per employee, per annum.
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De La Rue For Good
As part of our De La Rue For Good initiative, launched in 2013 as part of our 200 year anniversary celebrations, employees are encouraged to support local charities. Recent activities have included organising cake sales, swimathons, and bike rides, tree planting, giving blood and supporting a local education charity to promote science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.
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Advanced Partner Programme
De La Rue’s Advanced Partner Programme in Rwanda includes partnering with UK-based charity Rwanda Aid. We have helped to fund the building of classrooms and a village for street children. We also sponsor the African Innovation Prize charity which works alongside the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology to inspire entrepreneurship and introduce students to the fundamentals of running and leading their own business.
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Three Peaks Challenge
Since 2010, participants from across our UK sites have taken part in the annual 3-Peaks Challenge, attempting to climb Britain's three highest mountains within 24 hours. To date, our teams have raised almost £150,000 for their chosen charities.
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The De La Rue Scholarship programme in the Caribbean was started in 2002, initially funding post-graduate scholarships across the Caribbean for students studying for master degrees in Economics or Finance at the University of West Indies. In 2014 the programme was broadened to include Actuarial Sciences. There are now 38 scholars, all members of the Association of De La Rue Scholars, launched in January 2015.
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Supporting Education Initiatives
De La Rue is proud to support educational initiatives in Basingstoke, UK including the promotion of careers involving STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). Our employees have presented to local students, hosted interactive demonstrations at a local TeenTech event and invited schoolchildren to our head office for “Step into Industry” days and employability workshops.