Learn more about our current strategy

In 2020, the Foundation Trustees requested a Strategic review of the Foundation’s work as well as a review of our Vision and Mission. The outcomes of the Review have provided us with a clear roadmap for our future, and mark the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in the Foundation’s history.

Driving our vision to end youth unemployment

The DHL UK Foundation is a registered charity that supports disadvantaged children and young people from across the UK. Our activities are focused on helping achieve our ambitious Vision – an end to youth unemployment.


Our Mission is to work with DHL colleagues across the UK to help charities and school partners ensure that disadvantaged young people aged 5 to 25 years have access to the best possible education, the chance to develop essential life skills and ultimately secure meaningful and sustainable employment.

The Trustees have agreed that the Foundation will achieve its Vision and Mission through two distinct areas of work – Strategic Grant Making and Colleague Engagement.

Grant Making
The Foundation makes strategic grants to carefully selected charity partners that share our focus on improving the education and employability of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Over the next three years we will be committing to extended funding plans with our long standing charity partners and growing the grant making portfolio of the Foundation – helping us and our partners to reach more young people in need.

Colleague Engagement
The Foundation encourages colleagues across the UK to use their passion and skills to inspire disadvantaged young people about their future careers and to help local communities through fundraising and volunteering. We will be expanding the delivery of GoTeach, by developing even more meaningful opportunities for colleagues to support young people as well as continuing to support TACS, Match It! and Helping Hands.

How we will make a difference in 2021
  • By supporting more young people through donations
  • By awarding at least £1.5 million in grants
  • By recruiting more GoTeach Champions to support our work
  • By engaging more DHL colleagues in the GoTeach programme
You can download a full copy of our 2021-24 strategy below
Get involved

GoTeach offers DHL colleagues, irrespective of location, job role or experience, the opportunity to inspire young people about the world of work and help put an end to youth unemployment.

We need help from you to support our bold vision

Play your role in helping us to end youth unemployment in the UK by getting involved.