Our Impact

the UK has one of the poorest rates of social mobility in the developed world.* 

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is helping to change this statistic by uniting the insurance industry through events and volunteering and by awarding grants to charities advancing social mobility across the country. Since IICF UK launched eight years ago, we’ve helped to change the lives of more than 7,500 children, young people and adults through our community grants programme. Globally, IICF has awarded £30 million in grants to help local communities and enrich lives.

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for grants. 

 2024 Grant Recipient CHARITIEs


The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) does not work directly with children or vulnerable adults; however, it does provide funding to charitable organisations that work with these populations.

The IICF aims to meet its commitment to support grant recipients and their programmes to ensure that they are safe for children, young people and adults at risk. The Foundation does so through a structured grants selection process that seeks to ensure that grant recipients take their responsibility seriously and that safeguards are in place in these charities to protect vulnerable people. In particular, the IICF completes the following checks as part of its due diligence process and selection of grant recipient charities:

  • Identify any matters that have come to the attention of the applicant’s regulatory body (i.e., OSCR in Scotland, The Charity Commission in England & Wales);
  • confirm a safeguarding policy is in place for children, young people and adults at risk; and
  • in areas of funding where it is considered particularly relevant, formally ask the applicant of any safeguarding incidents within the past year.

The IICF also asks grant recipient charities to describe any risks or issues associated with the funded project in quarterly reports submitted by each charity and will contact the charity to discuss any issues considered relevant to safeguarding.


* Deloitte report, 2023.