The UKCloud Foundation promotes charitable activities in three different ways:
Each year a percentage of our operating profits are retained and used for direct charitable donations to the “charity of the year”, as voted for by our UKCloud colleagues. This has resulted in sizeable donations being made to BBC Children in Need, Prince’s Trust, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, the Brownlee Foundation, the Cyber Security Challenge, and locally the Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) in Farnborough.
All UKCloud colleagues are encouraged to make the best use of the “volunteer leave” day that they receive each year. They can use this time to support any charity of their choice in any way they choose, and this benefits a wide variety of good causes.
The UKCloud Foundation also provides matched funding, to further boost the fundraising efforts of individuals. Matched pound for pound, this boosts the total amount raised from a wide variety of events, including triathlons, cycle rides, mud runs and the Three Peaks Challenge.