Hammerson is committed to creating positive places and partnerships with charities is fundamental to this commitment. We take both a corporate and local approach to our philanthropic charitable activity and focus on four guiding principles where we believe we have the greatest potential for positive change: Developing Young People, Health and Wellbeing, Employment & Skills and Enterprise. The principles ensure our charitable activity is local directed but remains focused and effective. On this page, you will learn more about how we partner and collaborate with charities.
Corporate Charity Partnerships
Hammerson has longstanding and continuous relationships with LandAid and the retailTrust. As Corporate Charity Partners we provide an annual donation to support their work and seek to maximise fundraising opportunities across our portfolio.
LandAid is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. LandAid brings together businesses and individuals from across the industry to support charities delivering life-changing projects for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness.
Hammerson has partnered with LandAid since 2005. As a Strategic Partner, Hammerson is extensively involved in LandAid’s flagship events. Each year Hammerson employees engage in LandAid’s SleepOut events raising funds to support their vital work. In 2021, employees from across the business participated in the virtual LandAid SleepOut event raising over £4,000 to support young people who are homeless.
Established in 1832, retailTRUST is the retail industry’s charity. The charity seeks to improve the wellbeing of retail employees and their families through emotional, physical, vocational and financial support. They support retail employees throughout their lives, from getting into retail all the way through to retirement. The charity offers a diverse range of services and programmes including career development, emotional support and counselling, and legal and financial assistance.
Hammerson works closely with retailTRUST to provide seed funding and scholarships to support the next generation of retail talent.