Wider Community

Wider Community is a charitable foundation set up by Wider Plan, the employee benefits provider. Wider Plan's passion is to make a tangible difference to working life.

We want to make even more of a difference by:

  • Promoting charitable activity in the workplace, improving staff morale, team-building and personal satisfaction.
  • Making it easier for individuals to support their favourite cause and to enjoy making an impact.
  • Helping employers recognise the commercial benefits of corporate social responsibility, to make a sustainable difference.

Together, we can assist your local community and make a difference through a shared Wider Community.

How we can help

Matched Giving

Focusing on new grass-roots fundraising for UK registered charities.

Community Schemes

Resourcing charitable activity in the community, via groups or individuals.


Working in partnership with employer-supported volunteering, enabling employees to donate their time.

Hardship Grants

Supporting employers by providing hardship grants for individual employees experiencing unexpected circumstances.

Our Community

Wildlife Trusts

Wider Plan offsets its carbon footprint by donating to local wildlife trusts, to provide and maintain green spaces for our local community. Could your workplace do the same?

World Vision

Our long-term support for World Vision has included funding disaster response, advocacy to end child labour and promoting girls’ education. Does your workplace have close links with a charity? Wider Community could boost the impact of your involvement.

Caring Hands

Caring Hands is a food bank and care outreach, local to Wider Plan. Wider Community matches the value of food bank donations from Wider Plan staff. Could Wider Community help you create charitable campaigns which better engage your staff?

Race for Life

Every year, a team from Wider Plan takes part in Race for Life. What charitable team activities could we help your staff to engage with?


At Wider Plan, staff can apply for paid leave for volunteering. By helping staff support the causes they care about, Wider Plan enjoys better staff morale. Could we help you support staff volunteering?

School Projects

We’re getting involved with local schools, to show our support for the next generation. Let us know how your workplace is being innovative in your community. We’ll try to help promote your ideas.

Our donations

These are some of the charities that have benefitted from Wider Community donations in 2023.

24th Ayrshire (Darvel) Scout Group (SC022109)

Acorns Children’s Hospice (700859)

Action for Children (1097940)

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust (1120210)

At the bus (1181294)

Avalon Group (1048236)

Bluebell (1136818)

Bristol Child Contact Centre (1049867)

British Heart Foundation (225971)

British Red Cross (220949)

Calan DVS (1146056)

Camden Home Nursing (1178423)

Cancer Research UK (1089464)

Cats Protection (203644)

Centre Stage (Devon) (1122596)

Centrepoint (292411)

Children with Cancer Uk (298405)

Clermiston Primary Parent Council (SC052722)

Clockhouse Community Association (1148357)

Czech School Without Borders London (1151158)

Dean Farm Trust (1122303)

East Midlands Dog Rescue (1126116)

Eve Appeal (1091708)

Exeter Community Initiatives (1026229)

Fareshare (1100051)

Friday Evening Swim Group (1114629)

Frontline (1109814)

Good Gym (1160988)

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (1121300)

Haven Distribution (1089868)

Haygrove Community Gardens (1176183)

IPSEA (327691)

Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home (1086048)

JPK Project (1146743)

Katherine Low Settlement (1081248)

Literacy Trust (1116260)

Little Village (1169735)

Maggs Day Centre (700852)

Marmalade Trust (1174217)

Mental Health UK (1170815)

MHAGR (1174938)

Mickle Trafford School PTA (516497)

Mind (219830)

MNDA (294354)

MS Society (1139257)

Myton Hospice (516287)

National Deaf Children’s Society (1016532)

National Forest (1166563)

OPA (Oesophageal & Gastric Cancer Support) (1194327)

Papyrus UK (1070896)

Parkinsons UK (258197)

PawsPurrs Halfway House (1197055)

PDSA (208217)

Pendleside Hospice (700993)

Pickles and Paws (1174597)

Play Gloucestershire (1126562)

Primrose Hospice (700272)

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity (1070532)

Redditch Nightstop (1138158)

Redwings Horse Sanctuary (1068911)

Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care (1201713)

RNLI (209603)

Ronald Macdonald House Charity (802047)

Royal Air Forces Association (226686)

SANDS (299679)

SCCCC (1168077)

Scottish Association of Mental Health (SC-008897)

Shaw Trust (287785)

SNAP Charity (1077787)

Southcrest Toddlers (1158945)

Spinal Injuries Association (1054097)

St Andrews Hospice Grimsby (1011117)

Stratford-upon-avon food bank (1153297)

Stroke Association (211015)

Surfers against sewage (1145877)

Swindon Hardship Fund (1190979)

Target Ovarian Cancer (1125038)

The Ben Raemers Foundation (1188150)

The National trust (205846)

The Old Needleworks Foundation (1181832)

The Stonehouse Gang Youth Club (522888)

The Tesfa Sponsorship Trust UK (1177205)

The trussel Trust (1110522)

The Wave Project (1163421)

TOUCHPOINT (1194098)

Transforming Lives for good (1074114)

Wavertree Christian Community Centre (1172484)

West Hampstead Primary (1087315)

West Midlands Air Ambulance (1143118)

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (1144097)

Worcestershire Parents and Carers Community (1194473)

World Vision (285908)

WWF (1081247)

Young Lives v Cancer (1107328)

Young Minds (1016968)


Wider Community relies on donations and innovative fundraising. Find out how you could help us grow – it needn’t even cost you a penny!

Corporate Donations

Wider Plan pledges to donate 5% of profit to charitable activity. Unused vouchers from our KiddiVouchers scheme are also donated. We welcome any donations from organisations and individuals.

How to donate

If you would like to help us grow by means of a donation, email us via the contact form below.


To find out more about Wider Community or to suggest a local community based charity you would like to see us work with, please get in touch.