Through the Zurich Community Trust, we manage innovative and pioneering Social Transformation programmes which support the most vulnerable people in our society.  The programmes focus on key social issues that are often overlooked and where we can have the biggest impact.   

The Community Trust team select an issue to support only after lengthy research, and particularly look for innovative projects which are sustainable and could be replicated elsewhere.  Often this means that we fund core costs such as staff salaries.   Typically, these are longer term charity partnerships spanning five years and more.  They are also funded wholly from the annual business donation to the Trust. 

Our Social Transformation programmes

From tackling drug misuse with Breaking the Cycle, to supporting isolated older people with A Call in Time and speaking up for Young People with a Mental Health issue, our four Social Transformation programmes certainly address the more challenging issues in UK society today.  Overseas, the India programme supports four Non Governmental Organisation (NGOs) partners in Southern India through a combination of funding and transfer of skills. 

Past programmes have focussed on dementia, vulnerable older people, domestic violence, money advice, tackling poverty and disadvantage, schizophrenia and effective management of charities.

Please note that we only accept applications for our Social Transformation programmes from those organisations who have been invited to apply. 


A Call in Time

A telephone befriending scheme using employee volunteers to make regular calls to isolated older people.

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Breaking the Cycle

A programme to transform the lives of children who have parents who misuse drugs and/or alcohol.

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India programme

A pioneering programme in India which develops the capacity building of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) through a combination of funding and skills transfer by Zurich employees.

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Young People's Mental Health

Our programme focuses on early intervention projects to improve the outcomes for children and young people where there is a mental health problem.

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