Learn more about our sponsorships and charity partnerships.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Toolstation is proud to be partnering with Macmillan Cancer Support. There are more than 3 million people currently living with cancer in the UK, and a cancer diagnosis is made every two minutes – one in two people in the UK will experience one in their lifetime.
Thanks to all the fund-raising activities and generous donations from our customers and colleagues, we’ve raised £743,000 for Macmillan in 2023 – and more than £2 million since we began our partnership! Join us in supporting Macmillan, so they can keep providing physical, financial and emotional support to the millions of people who count on them every day. If you'd like to donate, please visit our Just Giving page.
Toolstation has worked with Volunteer It Yourself for over two years. VIY is a social enterprise that teaches young people a range of DIY and trade skills by getting them to volunteer in community projects such as repairing or refurbishing youth facilities. This leads to improvements to the local community as well as teaching the young volunteers skills for life – so everybody benefits. Participants are mentored by local professional tradespeople and can work towards and gain City & Guilds entry level qualifications in construction.
Since 2011, more than 12,000 young people have taken part in more than 600 projects in the UK. Toolstation supports this innovative charity by working with them to identify relevant projects and funding the youth element of these specific projects including skills and training, mentoring by VIY’s lead mentors, City & Guilds accreditations for the young people and the facilitation of further training and employment opportunities. In its first year working with VIY, Toolstation worked on projects in Coventry, New Malden, and Wembdon near Bridgwater, helping 99 young people learn valuable trade skills.
Young Builder of the Year Awards by Youthbuild UK
Since 2013 Toolstation have been sponsors of the Young Builder of the Year Awards run by Youthbuild UK. The mission of this worthy charitable organisation is to promote engagement with young people to combat social exclusion, through the development of construction based support services, and celebrate young people’s success. The Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people, who despite having to overcome a range of barriers have succeeded in becoming qualified and/or gaining employment in the construction industry. To find out more visit YBUK.org.