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Interserve Employee Foundation


The aim of Interserve Employee Foundation (IEF) is to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we operate, enlisting the skills, capabilities, resources and enthusiasm of our employees.

What we do:

The IEF encourages and facilitates both UK based and international employees in actively engaging in community and charitable activities. This is achieved through:

  • Receiving monetary donations from employees, Interserve Plc, suppliers and customers to finance employee run charitable projects.

  • Capturing and sharing charitable activities from across the group, inspiring employees to give back to their communities.

Ambassadors from across the business promote the aims of the Foundation and mobilise employees for local projects, in particular through the Give a Day of Your Time initiative.

'Give A Day Of Your Time’ is a company-wide scheme in which employees can request up to two days of leave for assisting with a local community project or charity. The initiative forms a core element of our SustainAbilities goals, which includes a target to achieve 15 percent of employees donating time to benefit local communities by 2016.

Key achievements

The charities and good causes supported by IEF reflect the wide scope of our operations and of the interests and concerns of our staff.

Some examples of this recent support include:

  • Our colleagues in the Philippines joined the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort by using their skills and equipment to set up temporary shelter for displaced people. Fundraising to help people find alternative accommodation took place across the Group raising more than £20,000 in just two weeks

  • Supporting the Big Book Drop for Literacy for Life, a charity aimed at improving the life chances of disadvantaged children in the territories where we work. To date, more than 50,000 books have been collected in the UK, which have been sent to schools in the Philippines, South Africa, India and Chile

  • Funding the building of a £25,000 cycle track for Pathways Primary School in Yorkshire, a school for children with special needs and which offers specialist resources for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Visit the IEF Facebook page for the latest news on our projects.

To get involved in the foundation, please email

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