Ikano in the community

Doing our bit

Giving back

We're firm believers in 'the more you put in, the more you get out' philosophy. We support social initiatives locally and globally, where our help can really make a difference.

Our dedicated staff give lots of their spare time to support local community initiatives in Nottingham, here are just some of the things they have been doing.


Cheese Matters

Helping to stop teenagers paying the price of debt

We work in partnership with Capital One and Eversheds to deliver a financial education programme for young people called Cheese Matters. Our interactive workshop session, which is delivered by volunteer co-workers, is based on the story of a young man appearing in court on a personal bankruptcy charge. The activities cover personal budgeting, different forms of credit, contractual terms & conditions and credit rating reports; to help children understand the importance of being sensible with personal finance and responsible when borrowing money. Find out more at the Cheese Matters website.

Getting people active

Since 2012 we have sponsored the Robin Hood Marathon, Half Marathon, Mini Marathon and Schools challenge. These events are great opportunities to promote fitness and wellbeing activities in the community and local schools. Our co-workers get involved too, over 100 ran last year, raising over £6,000 for Rainbows Hospice.

Ikano Bank in the community

Supporting local charities and initiatives

Our co-workers are actively involved in choosing which causes we support. Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has been selected as our chosen charity for the last 4 years. In that time, our co-workers have arranged many fantastic events. We have taken an active part in a number of local initiatives - we sponsored and took part in Nottingham City Council’s initiative, ‘Get Nottingham Working’, supporting employment in the city.

During 2012 and 2013 we sponsored Nottingham’s Broadway Arts and Media Centre, and funded a number of projects and initiatives including ‘Right up my Street’, ‘Start up Weekend’ and ‘Projector’ a business development programme aimed at people looking to grow a new creative business though a residency placement.