Key milestones


2010

Business in the Community 2010 - Big Tick re-accreditation

For the sixth year running, BT is awarded a Big Tick from Business in the Community (BiTC) for the BT Community Connections award scheme.


2009

Disasters Emergency Committee

 

BT support helped telethons such as those run by Children In Need, Red Nose Day, and DEC appeals helped raise more than £100 million in 2009.

More than 11,800 BT people donate to charity via BT’s Give As You Earn Scheme. The company also receives a gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark.


2008

 

BT people give more than 250,000 hours of volunteering time to local communities during 2008. This equates to more than 29 years of continuous volunteering.


2007

UNICEF

 

BT launches Inspiring Young Minds, a £1.5 million three-year global development partnership with UNICEF which is bringing education, technology and communications skills to children from poorer backgrounds in South Africa (2007), Brazil (2008) and China (2009).


2006

 

BT launches the Internet Rangers website.

A new initiative, the LifeLines project is launched by BT. LifeLines is a phone-based information service aimed at bringing the benefits of ICT to hard to reach communities in India.


2005

Age Concern

 

BT begins partnership with Age Concern to help older people get online, learn about new technologies and use ICT to improve their quality of life.


2003

 

The Seen + Heard awards are launched by BT


2002

 

BT launches the online giving platform eDonate

The company’s EverybodyOnline Project, which helps communities and individuals in disadvantaged areas across the UK to engage with digital technology, is launched.


2000

 

BT launches the Community Connections awards scheme in the UK


1993

 

The BT Community Champions scheme is launched. The scheme recognises BT employees who volunteer in their local communities.


1986

ChildLine

 

BT supports the launch of ChildLine, a free and confidential UK helpline for children and young adults.


1980

Children In Need

 

BT provides support for the first BBC Children in Need telethon.