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Giving back

Through charitable giving, fundraising and our unique social responsibility programme, giving back to our local communities is one of our priorities.

Working together to make a difference

We believe we have a responsibility to give back to local communities. Each year, our staff nominate two different charities to support financially through fundraising activities like bake sales, sponsored runs and raffles.

But it’s more than just raising money. Our people dedicate their time and resources to help to create and run pioneering social outreach initiatives through our own charitable outreach programme, a ground-breaking programme that helps thousands of young people improve their digital skills.

£50,000 donated to charity this year so far
Over 1000 hours of staff time dedicated to volunteering

Social responsibility at Kainos

We believe that it's vital to invest in the next generation of innovators and creators. We’re proud to lead the way with our comprehensive social responsibility programme, helping over 4,000 young people in the last three years.

A key aim is increasing digital skills in local communities and schools, delivered by our people and in partnership with like-minded organisations. From delivering Code Clubs, working with The Prince’s Trust, to working with education authorities and policy makers - we share our knowledge, capture new imaginations and help thousands of young people to make their worlds great.

Our aims

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How we're helping our communities


As well as donating £100,000 by 2019, we work with the Prince’s Trust to help young people increase their technical abilities.


We run Code Clubs in schools across the country to let children enjoy their first taste of coding and develop their skills.


Our annual CodeCamps invite hundreds of students to create and build a working app in a real development environment.


We deliver dozens of CodeShows across the UK to encourage young people to consider a career in IT and increase their skills.


We help teachers become more confident in teaching ICT at all levels in a creative and exciting way and shape their IT curriculum.


Every year we offer hundreds of young people the chance to join us for work experience and find out what it’s really like to work in IT.


What's happening right now

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Hear from schools we work with about the impact our outreach work has.

The next generation

Find out what HCM Consultant Plamena Solakova got up to on her first Kainos Charity Volunteer day.
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Over this past year, I’ve really enjoyed working in partnership with CCEA to build a CPD programme that would allow primary school teachers the opportunity to build their confidence and skills within digital technologies. As well as making a difference in our local community, it’s given me opportunities to build relationships with other IT companies in Northern Ireland. I can’t wait to see what the next phase of the programme brings!

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Seamus Sands
CCEA volunteer

Kainos encourages employees to get involved in delivering Tech Outreach activities to kids in local schools to help promote confidence in young people’s ICT skills. I remembered the lack of ICT focused activities I had in school growing up, and I hoped that by offering a Code Club some kids could really benefit from the experience. The kids’ enthusiasm was infectious, and the rate at which they picked up programming was incredible.

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Lizzy Atkinson
Code Club volunteer

We’ve brought Lego EV programming, web technologies, CodeBug robot programming and life skills to children from various walks of life, and the feedback we have had from them all has been fantastic. All of the people who hear about what we do come away impressed and the children, teachers and schools who have taken advantage of our Tech Outreach services have been thoroughly impressed by what we have to offer and extremely thankful for our time.

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Jarlath Gallagher
Tech Outreach volunteer

Who we work with