Giving back and helping others
Our Communities is the name for corporate social responsibility at NHBC and it is how we support the communities in which we operate and where our colleagues live, working with charity partners who are aligned with our values.
What we do
We deliver the aims of our Communities through a combination of activities and events, working with and fundraising for our charity partners, matched funding for money raised by our people for their own local causes and volunteering.
Sharing our skills and knowledge
Inclusivity and support for minority groups
A local and nationwide reach
Our charity partners
Our head office is in Milton Keynes and we are pleased to work with some great local organisations including Action4Youth and Worktree who both support young people. The Milton Keynes Food Bank, has our continued support, which is needed more than ever during these challenging economic times, and we also work with the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, which provides small grants on our behalf to local projects related to education, young people, and issues of deprivation.
Crisis is our national charity partner and we have been supporting their important work to end homelessness since 2018 through fundraising, education, sponsorship and volunteering.
Crisis is a UK national charity formed in 1967 as an urgent response to the growing homelessness crisis. Since then they have helped tens of thousands of people out of homelessness and campaigned for change. Working directly with thousands of people experiencing homelessness every year, Crisis provides vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good.Find out more
Worktree is an employability education charity with roots deep in MK. As a community of 3,000 volunteers, they are like the trunk of a tree, the solid foundation that enables young people to experience, dream and blossom. They facilitate conversations with working people so that students can talk openly to them about what they do, find out how they got there, understand and potentially imagine themselves in that role.Find out more
Action 4 Youth
Action 4 Youth has been encouraging, motivating and supporting clubs, groups and organisations for young people throughout Buckinghamshire for over 70 years. They run the highly successful Caldecotte Xperience providing adventure and outdoor education for the region.Find out more
MK Community Foundation
MK Community Foundation is a leading grant-making charity sending funding where it's needed most in Milton Keynes. With so many vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged people in Milton Keynes they’re proud to be leading the way in supporting community projects and charitable activities to help create a fairer more connected community.Find out more
MK Food Bank
MK Food Bank has supported the local community with emergency food parcels since 2004. Relying solely on donations of food and money from the local community, schools, churches and corporate sponsors. The cost-of-living crisis is affecting more and more people on our doorstep right now. In 2022 so far MK Food Bank has given out 15,000 emergency food parcels. This is 30% more than this time last year and rising all the time.Find out more
As well as fundraising for our charity partners, we support colleagues fundraising for the charities that matter most to them, through our matched funding scheme. We match fund individuals and teams of 4 or more NHBC people.
Volunteering is an important part of how we give back and help our communities. Everyone at NHBC can take up to two days’ paid volunteering leave every year.
Specialist Geo-Environmental Engineer Steve Millar completed Tough Mudder 15km with 30 obstacles to raise money for men's mental health charity MANUP?
Action4Youth Big Night Out
We are proud to be a sponsor of the Action4Youth Big Night Out, and what a great evening we had celebrating the successes of so many young people and witnessing such enthusiasm and passion.
Crisis Volunteer Day
A big thank you to the NHBC volunteers from Technical Operations, who assisted the Crisis team with a range of activities in London this week.