Diversity, equity and inclusion
We believe better health for all is within our reach and by becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation together we can achieve this.
At a time profoundly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to invest in fresh thinking and bold action, directing more of our assets to achieve health impact.
for charitable activity that improves health
raised to support NHS patients and staff
Our ambition to drive more equitable health underpins everything we do across our family of organisations – from our programme work at Impact on Urban Health, to our work as the charity for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and our approach to managing our endowment. The pandemic has accelerated important trends across our work, renewing our sense of purpose and commitment.
“Our mission has never been more important. As we respond to COVID-19, our focus is still on what we know we, and others, must do to tackle health inequalities.”
– Kieron Boyle, our Chief Executive
We set our endowment – made up of a diverse portfolio of investments, property and other assets – dual objectives: to achieve financial returns and health impact. We are strengthening our commitment to deliver more for health through our assets.
In 2020/21, we grew our endowment to £881m, and committed to new funds under our growing impact investment portfolio. We also progressed key plans for our property developments with a strong health and wellbeing focus, and took steps to become a more responsible and engaged investor.
Under Impact on Urban Health, last year we continued tackling important health issues particularly prevalent in cities and directed much needed funds to help local communicates cope with extraordinary circumstances.
This included deploying £17.6m in charitable expenditure to improve urban health through 212 partners and projects, including £6.4m to support local recovery activity from COVID-19.
In our role as the charity for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, we support patients and staff across the Trust’s hospitals and community sites.
In a year of both, extraordinary pressure on the NHS and extraordinary public support, we focused our efforts on the physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing of staff, and on enhancing patient care. We were humbled by the many donations given in recognition of, and gratitude for, frontline staff who faced unprecedented challenges.
raised in donations and gifts in kind in 2020/21.
of donations benefit patients and staff.
The Wellbeing Zones are homely, wonderful places for us all to have a bit of 'me time'. I cannot express how grateful we are to everyone who has donated.