Your Corporate Social Responsibility Partner

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a means for businesses to contribute to or engage in activities of a charitable or ethically-oriented nature, that support the communities and environment in which they operate. Support AbilityNet and let us be your CSR partner.

We have many CSR partnership opportunities supporting our work helping older and disabled people through technology from free support such as volunteering to sponsorship and fundraising. Please contact us if you would like to discuss working together.

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Free webinar: How volunteering can help you or your organisation,   Join Bethan Richmond from Capgemini and Joe Tunesi of AbilityNet.  Register today: Shows profile images of Joe and Bethan, and an icon of hands in the air, and Capgemini logo. Free webinar recording: How volunteering can benefit you or your organisation, with Capgemini

Capgemini UK and AbilityNet share on this webinar recording how the technology company provides opportunities for its employees to volunteer within the community. The team forms as part of AbilityNet's 450+ strong team of volunteers across the UK who help older and disabled people with their digital devices. 

Making a difference in communities

Who we have helped and how

Our vision is a digital world accessible to all. We have a number of services that support a wide range of users - from members of the general public looking for help with their technology to digital professionals advocating for accessibility best practices within their organisation.

Our network of 450+ volunteers provides FREE technology support to help achieve our vision.

Graphic showing three people and stats about how many people have been helped

CSR Opportunities: How you can help

Fund access to technology £5,000 - £10,000

Why not set a fundraising target for employees, or pay for access to technology?

Do you know a local or national community that would benefit from access to technology? Today, a tablet costs as little as £100 and can make a substantial difference to individuals' lives. Why not set a fundraising target for employees, or pay for access to technology? AbilityNet will provide FREE support getting the devices up and running and for any ongoing support needs.


Digital marketing £500 (one-off donation)

There are still older and disabled people that aren’t aware of the help we provide. Help us pay for digital marketing to promote our services and reach a wider audience using our email newsletters.

We can use the money to target local communities if you're a local business.

Lunch and Learn: suggested donation of £350

Our 'lunch and learns' can help your employees recognise what it is like to be a disabled person trying to access digital products and services. Our consultants will demonstrate trying to access a website using a screen reader on a smartphone.

We’ll provide an introduction to inclusive design and an overview of our FREE services, which can support older and disabled people.

Encourage employees to volunteer for us (£100 per volunteer to onboard)

Do you have a volunteering scheme in your workplace? We're looking for people with good technology skills, patience and people skills to support older and disabled people with their technology. We'd also love to hear from those with marketing skills who can help get the word out either locally or online.

Our team will help onboard them as volunteers, and there's access to free training and networking.

How organisations have helped AbilityNet

We work with organisations whose staff provide their volunteer support to AbilityNet clients as part of their organisational corporate volunteering programmes:

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"Thanks to the volunteering program in BT Wholesale I had the pleasure of spending some time today with Lucy Walsh from AbilityNet. I witness first hand the amazing work they do in the community helping others access and navigate technology, irrespective of age or ability. Met some wonderful people including Edna who taught me a new keyboard shortcut in the process. Every day is a learning day. #volunteering"
- Nick Hutton, Proposition Manager at BT
"I took part in a volunteering initiative with AbilityNet, a charity who work closely with BT to ensure that everyone is able to access and use technological devices. It really emphasises that we take so many 'normalities' for granted - to us, using the settings on our phone and connecting to wifi is something that we don't have to even think about, but for others it is a new challenge. I want to thank AbilityNet for the amazing work they do in the community."
- Megan Thorne, on Commercial Analyst industrial placement with BT


AbilityNet's impact

The impact of our work

We monitor the impact closely and know the support we provide changes lives. During 2023, we reported our impact on individuals:

  • 95% Customer satisfaction
  • 81% better able to use technology
  • 77% easier to manage day to day life
  • 59% greater participation in new activities
  • 85% more knowledgeable
  • 85% increased confidence
  • 76% more independent
  • 75% less stressed
  • 70% less isolated

And our impact on organisations:

  • 98% Customer satisfaction
  • 100% provide a better user experience
  • 99% more knowledgeable
  • 97% increased confidence
  • 89% more inclusive
  • 100% work in a way that is more engaging of diverse employees and customers

In addition, we have a wealth of FREE online resources, including factsheets and My Computer My Way.

By supporting AbilityNet, you can help ensure disabled people aren't excluded from the digital world.