Since our partnership launched in February 2018, CBRE have raised over £1 million to help transform the lives of children in care. The £1 million includes corporate donations, significant pro bono support and employee fundraising. CBRE staff have volunteered more than 1,300 hours of their in support of a wide variety of events and activities.


All the funds raised by CBRE are supporting vital projects to offer support to children and young people in foster care. These include:

  • The development of an innovative digital tool called The Big Welcome, designed to support children entering foster care, helping them to settle in to their new home.
  • Six specialist workers across the UK to help young people transition from a life in foster care to independent living by providing practical advice and emotional support.
  • A fund for young people leaving care to access grants to cover the cost of essential items needed to set themselves up to live independently.
  • Support for Action for Children’s policy work to influence government around provision for young people in care to make improvement across the sector.
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Ciaran Bird, Divisional President, Advisory Services, CEO, CBRE UK & Ireland commented:

“This has been a huge team effort across CBRE. The team has consistently stepped up to get involved with an astonishing range of fundraising and awareness initiatives. Reaching our target of £1million in just two years demonstrates our commitment to our partnership, and I look forward to another hugely successful year of raising and contributing much needed funds for Action for Children.”

Carol Iddon, Deputy Chief Executive for Action for Children, said:

“The success of our partnership with CBRE over the past two years has been nothing short of incredible. Their investment has not only allowed us to introduce specialist support for vulnerable children, young people and carers but also to think outside the box, be innovative and explore new ways of working. This work, and this funding, will make a real, meaningful difference to the lives of those young people in care so often deprived of the safe and happy childhood that all children should be able to enjoy.”

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