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Our giving

We are proud to be a fixture in the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire communities in which we live and work. Along with our regular staff-led fundraising as part of our LB150 fund we also support local and national good causes on both a firm-wide and individual level.

In the last 12 months staff across our offices have, among other things:

  • competed in a muddy run
  • hosted a ten-pin bowling night
  • held various mini-office competitions
  • hosted quiz nights
  • cycled from London to Amsterdam to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK
  • held coffee mornings as part of the Macmillan Cancer World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
  • ran a succession of races of varying lengths for a number of different charities
  • taken part in a Dragon Boat Festival for East Coast Hospice
  • taken part in a variety of golf days for different charities
  • supported OpenChristmas in Great Yarmouth.


Our staff give freely of their own time, donating almost 4000 hours a year to a range of different organisations in the region. They also get involved in a variety of school mentoring programmes around Norfolk and Suffolk. We have this year expanded our support into Cambridgeshire now that we have opened our office in Ely.

Our giving

We are proud to be a fixture in the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire communities in which we live and work. Along with our regular staff-led fundraising as part of our LB150 fund we also support local and national good causes on both a firm-wide and individual level.

In the last 12 months staff across our offices have, among other things:

  • competed in a muddy run
  • hosted a ten-pin bowling night
  • held various mini-office competitions
  • hosted quiz nights
  • cycled from London to Amsterdam to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK
  • held coffee mornings as part of the Macmillan Cancer World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
  • ran a succession of races of varying lengths for a number of different charities
  • taken part in a Dragon Boat Festival for East Coast Hospice
  • taken part in a variety of golf days for different charities
  • supported OpenChristmas in Great Yarmouth.


Our staff give freely of their own time, donating almost 4000 hours a year to a range of different organisations in the region. They also get involved in a variety of school mentoring programmes around Norfolk and Suffolk. We have this year expanded our support into Cambridgeshire now that we have opened our office in Ely.

LB150

In 2008, as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations we launched our LB150 fund. For the next 5 years, staff and partners worked hard to raise over £150,000 for local good causes. A staff led panel chose the causes who would benefit.

Our fund is still going strong and to date we’ve raised over £250,000. Our staff get involved with fundraising through dress down days, bowling nights, quizzes, golf days and more.

In 2018 we were able to share £30,000 with the following organisations:

  • Community Action Norwich, which received £2,000 to part fund the post of a cook to manage the community café kitchen and train volunteers
  • Norwich Diocesan Play Van received £2,000 to help run groups in north Norfolk rural villages where a meeting place is needed for parents and carers with young children and babies
  • Norwich Door to Door, which received £2,000 to purchase equipment and signage for two new buses
  • REMAP in southeast Norfolk, which received £2,000 to purchase materials and supply equipment to create bespoke equipment for disabled people of all ages, and groups
  • South West Norfolk Youth Opportunities Project, which received a grant of £2,000 to provide one to one mentoring for young people with low level and emerging mental health concerns
  • Time Norfolk in Norwich, which received £2,000 to decorate and furnish two counselling rooms at the premises where the charity is based
  • West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled, which was given a grant of £1,998 to cover ten weeks of riding lessons for up to 32 people with a wide spectrum of disabilities
  • Norfolk Area LGBT Project, which received £1,957 to set up a Breckland BLAH LGBT+ youth group in Thetford
  • Hope in Great Yarmouth, which was given £1,750 to transform one of the rooms in the Kings Centre in the town into a laundry room
  • Sunbeams Play in Great Yarmouth, which received £1,750 to purchase a number of new craft items for use across all the different activity sessions
  • Mundesley PCC, which was given a grant of £1,715 towards new equipment to cater for community events
  • Norfolk Family Mediation Service, which received £1,560 to fund a trained professional to provide free advice to individuals in Great Yarmouth facing separation or divorce, or in dispute with an ex-partner over contact with a child
  • Hickling Playing Field and Recreation Ground Charity, which was given a grant of £1,559 towards replacing gym equipment
  • Lowestoft Shopmobility, which received £1,500 to help with running costs
  • North Breckland Youth for Christ, which was given £1,150 to cover a range of operational costs, including management and advertising, training, travel and hall hire for its Youthcafe Project
  • Willow Tree Garden in Great Yarmouth, which received a grant of £1,100 to purchase equipment for Willow Tree Tuns, a catering centre for people with additional needs
  • Eastern Rivers Community Gym in Loddon, which was given a grant of £1,000 towards the salary of a personal trainer, and publicity
  • STEP in Beccles, which received £600 towards the cost of running the vintage tea/winter brunch initiative
  • B&B Theatre Company in Waveney, which was given £400 towards staging The Sound of Music at the Players Theatre in Lowestoft in 2019


Our fund is administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation and you can find out more about them and the grants on offer here.

Pro Bono

Our local community is important to us and we are proud to play an active role in supporting it. As well as raising money for our own community fund, the LB150 fund, we support over 100 local groups and charities with free or discounted fees on our professional services.
These groups receive the same expert service as any of our clients.
Our staff and partners are just as generous with their own time, a recent survey revealed that between them they give almost 4000 hours a year to various organisations on a voluntary basis. Among other roles, they act as governors in schools, town councillors, trustees, children’s group leaders and sports club officers.

Inspired Youth

We feel strongly that as a firm committed to our local community we have a responsibility to support our young people.

One of the ways that we do this is through supporting Inspired Youth, an organisation whose primary focus is to bring young people and businesses together. We have been closely involved with them for three years, supporting activities which have reached almost 4000 young people in our local area.

Some of the activities that we have been involved in include enterprise days at local schools and a large financial services event called ‘My future in finance’. We are pleased to have been recognised for our involvement, and have won awards including ‘supporting business of the year’ for the last two years and one of our employees was awarded ‘new supporting mentor of the year’ in 2014.

Being a part of Inspired Youth is not just about giving back to the community, through the programme we are able to offer personal development opportunities to our staff helping them to develop new skills. We are also able to attract school leavers, graduates and apprenticeship scheme applicants through Inspired Youth.

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