We’re committed to working in partnership with charities and community organisations to tackle key social and environmental issues. We also encourage our employees to get involved in local volunteering and fundraising.
British Gas really value the importance of young people developing soft skills for the workplace. That’s why we have supported over 2200 of our apprentices to achieve their Gold Award and are the Headline Diamond Partners for the DofE’s Skills for Work campaign. Together we are spreading the message that the DofE gives young people work-ready skills.
British Gas Energy Trust - A helping hand
In 2004, we created the British Gas Energy Trust, which is an independent charity solely funded by British Gas
Through the British Gas Energy Trust we give grants and debt advice to help people who need extra support to keep their homes warm whether they're a customer or not. And together with our national charity partner, Shelter we’re helping to improve conditions within the private rented sector.
Better homes for Britain - We’re working together with Shelter Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services
And they campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help.
We’re working with Shelter to improve standards in privately rented homes. At the moment, 30% of privately rented homes don’t meet the Government’s Decent Homes Standard. We’ve campaigned to make positive changes in the law. And we’re working on the ground too, giving advice and practical help, like better insulation.
Our people also raise money for Shelter, as well as giving their time through volunteering.