Communities

We want to be a force for good in the communities we are part of.

We donate time, money and products to create a positive impact and to help more people to have a good home – whether that’s through improving facilities, sharing skills or supporting communities in an emergency.

We focus on projects which are aligned with our ambition of creating good homes by making home improvement accessible to everyone. Our community investment is something we’re very proud of and we aim to get our customers and colleagues involved through fundraising and volunteering.

Vision

Businesses help people to help each other

Aspiration

Every Kingfisher store and location supports projects which build local communities or equip people with skills

2020 Target

4,000 community projects completed by our people that deliver ‘Better Homes, Better Lives'

 

1,453

COMMUNITY PROJECTS SUPPORTED SINCE 2012/13

What we're doing

Our companies have supported 1,453 community projects since 2012/13 and we're aiming for 4,000 by 2020. Our community projects vary from company to company and store to store, enabling us to meet local needs in the most appropriate way.

We’ve launched a new international and local partnership with the Red Cross, so when an emergency happens - be it a flood, fire or earthquake - we can help communities feel safe and secure in their homes. We help customers and employees to raise money for charities through in-store collections, payroll giving, fundraising events and using our contact centres to take pledges from the public during charity fundraising appeals. In 2016/17 we helped employees and customers raise £1.24 million for charity.

We’re creating and supporting free-to-use online skills-sharing websites that make it easier for customers and local communities to join together to improve their homes and communities. We're also inspiring the next generation of DIY enthusiasts through fun kids' classes in our stores.

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