Charities join Deloitte social impact initiative as new partners

Deloitte is continuing the success of One Million Futures, the firm’s social impact initiative, by adding three new partners in Scotland. Children 1st, a partner in the programme since 2016, have been joined by Aberdeen Foyer, Move On, and Social Bite.

The Scottish organisations are amongst 13 charities and eight social enterprises across the UK that will become new One Million Futures Partners this month.

Midway into the firm’s five-year programme to help one million people get to where they want to be through access to education and employment, the initiative has already made a positive impact on 475,000 people’s futures while contributing over £10 million to society.

Mary Glasgow, Chief Executive, Children 1st said: "Deloitte’s staff have helped to prevent and protect thousands of children from harm over the past three years. Thanks to their expert skills and knowledge we are able to be even bolder and more innovative in the development of key projects including our Parentline service, which gives families support at the touch of a button. Together, we are getting closer to achieving our ambition of ensuring every child gets the help they need to thrive."

Steve Williams, Deloitte
Steve Williams, Deloitte
Steve Williams, senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland said:
"Making an impact on one million futures was an ambitious target in just five years, but through the commitment and goodwill of our people, we are making a positive impact in society. Across the UK, we’ve delivered 74 pro bono projects - valued at £1.85 million - and our people have given over 67,000 hours. With partnerships from Aberdeen to Jersey, we are committed to changing people’s futures.

"It is extremely rewarding to see the tangible impact the programme has had in Scotland to date, and we are looking forward to continuing our work with Children 1st as well as working with our new partners."

Social Bite joins a new cohort of eight social enterprises focused on creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups.

Aberdeen Foyer and Move On have replaced Befriend a Child and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity in Aberdeen and Glasgow respectively, whose partnerships came to a natural conclusion on 31 May.