In November 2019 NatWest Group approached the National Emergencies Trust (NET) to offer their support ahead of the next national emergency. In the face of an unprecedented crisis, NET and NatWest Group built a landmark partnership, at breakneck speed, to raise £10million in 4 months for grassroots charities supporting people in urgent need, all over the UK.
Launched on 21 March, NatWest matched customer donations pound-for-pound until the 19 July or until £5 million had been reached, £10 million in total. As of Sunday 31 May £5,773,592 with matching had been reached.
Emergency shelter for those with sudden, changed circumstances; food parcels for the vulnerable; digital wellbeing support for the isolated and counselling for the bereaved our partnership with NatWest has enabled thousands of small charities and groups to provide for the most at-risk in their communities.