Giving

We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients,
our people, and wider society, every day.

Our vision is to use economics for the good of humanity. We strive to make a difference in the world, through our work, as well as our charitable donations and activities.

We support and encourage our people to give back to causes close to their hearts by matching any donations and offering 4 days of paid volunteering leave per year. We empower them to follow their passions and apply their expertise and skills to charitable causes. From community based volunteering to collaborations with international NGOs – our people have contributed in uniquely diverse ways.

We have a long way to go to achieve our vision, but we are on the right path. 

Christmas jumper day

Team FIECON entered into the Christmas spirit in the office; taking part in national Christmas Jumper day, raising funds for Save the Children while enjoying a team lunch and handing out our Secret Santa gifts. We act with compassion to all people – within the company, with our clients, and with wider society.

 

Royal Parks half marathon fundraiser

On a very rainy Sunday in October, a five strong FIECON team braved the elements to run the Royal Parks half marathon to raise nearly £3,000 for very worth causes; Water Aid, Refuge, Street Child, Parkinson’s and GOSH - Great Ormond Street Hospital.

FIECON match fund team members sponsor money raised, which will bring the total to nearly £6,000 for the five charities.

 

Annual profit donation 2019 - Teach a Man to Fish

In 2019, FIECON donated over £26,000 to Teach a Man to Fish, a charity guided by a simple, all-encompassing mission: to empower young people with the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life. They focus on developing and emerging countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa and Central America.
Their flagship programme, the School Enterprise Challenge, helps young people to gain entrepreneurship and life skills through experience: planning, leading and running a real business in their school.

FIECON's donation covered two stages of training in business planning and business implementation for two lead teachers per school; a full suite of step-by-step educational resources for each school; ongoing support with visits; regular calls and SMS communication with students; an annual award; prize-giving and marketplace event to celebrate students’ achievements and the monitoring; evaluation and learning for the project.

N.B. In 2018, 98% of all Teach a Man to Fish income was spent on charitable activities. 

 

Annual profit donation 2019 - AMF

In 2019, FIECON donated over £26,000 to the Against Malaria Foundation. The donation was allocated for distribution in Bogose Nubea Heath Zone, Sud Ubangi Province, and will fund 15,068 long-lasting insecticidal nets that will protect an estimated 15,000 people. By FIECON’s calculations, this donation will save up to 15 lives.

The Against Malaria Foundation is a charity that provides funding to purchase and distribute long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets to populations at high risk of malaria; 40% of the world’s population lives in areas affected by malaria and something as simple as a mosquito net can go a long way.

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Annual profit donation 2019 - Give Directly

In 2019, FIECON donated over £26,000 to GiveDirectly.
The donation will send money directly to people living in extreme poverty, which significantly improves their lives by giving people the means to provide for their families.

GiveDirectly are a top rated charity recommended by GiveWell, a non-profit organisation dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analyses. They have a rigorous procedure to locate extremely poor communities by targeting the most suitable recipients using publicly available information, conducting full audits before transferring funds and finally monitoring the use of all monies sent.

GiveDirectly manage transfers end-to-end using electronic monitoring and payment technology leading to delivery of 88% of each dollar raised being sent directly to the needy recipients. They use survey technology to collect and share real-time updates and stories in this live newsfeed.

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Annual profit donation 2018 - AMF

In 2018, FIECON donated £33,573 to the Against Malaria Foundation. The donation will fund 25,881 long-lasting insecticidal nets in the Democratic Republic of Congo that will protect an estimated 46,586 people. By FIECON’s calculations, this donation will save up to 22 lives.

The Against Malaria Foundation is a charity that provides funding to purchase and distribute long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets to populations at high risk of malaria; 40% of the world’s population lives in areas affected by malaria and something as simple as a mosquito net can go a long way.

Find out more about our donations

Annual profit donation 2018 - Give Directly

In 2018, FIECON also donated £11,191 to GiveDirectly. The donation will send money directly to people living in extreme poverty, which significantly improves their lives by giving people the means to provide for their families.

Annual profit donation 2017

In 2017, FIECON donated £30,990 to the Against Malaria Foundation. The donation was allocated to a specific distribution in Ghana, and will fund 21,252 long-lasting insecticidal nets that will protect an estimated 38,254 people. By FIECON’s calculations, this donation will save up to 20 lives.

The Against Malaria Foundation is a charity that provides funding to purchase and distribute long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets to populations at high risk of malaria; 40% of the world’s population lives in areas affected by malaria and something as simple as a mosquito net can go a long way.

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Annual Profit Donation 2016

In 2016, FIECON donated £11,485 to the Against Malaria Foundation. The donation was allocated to a specific distribution in Ghana, and will fund 8,002 long-lasting insecticidal nets that will protect an estimated 14,404 people. By FIECON’s calculations, this donation will save up to 7 lives.

The Against Malaria Foundation is a charity that provides funding to purchase and distribute long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets to populations at high risk of malaria; 40% of the world’s population lives in areas affected by malaria and something as simple as a mosquito net can go a long way.

Find out more about our donations

Volunteering days at Earthworks

Romita Das, senior manager, HEOR and Access is passionate about health economics, but also equally passionate about making a difference! 

Romita spends her FIECON charity days with Earthworks - a St Albans registered charity that offers trainees, often with learning disabilities, or mental health issues, work experience and training in horticultural and land-based skills.

Find out more about the work Romita and others do at Earthworks. 

Earthwork

Winter run

In February, one of our sporty team members took park in the 10K London Winter in run raising over £500 to support Cancer Research.

 

Sabine Gaugris winter run

Easter party

FIECON support and encourage our team to give back by match funding sponsorship, offering 4 days of paid volunteering leave and holding a companywide charity event every year. On 21st March we threw a party for Armoral Hill day centre members and their volunteers, decorating a hall, preparing, cooking and serving a two-course hot lunch and running a raffle. At the end of the party everyone was presented with daffodils and a piece of cake to take home too.

Armoral Hill Day Centre is run by volunteers, who provide a weekly opportunity for older people to socialise, participate in activities and enjoy lunch together. Half a million older people go at least 5 or 6 days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone.

I'm a winner Armoral Hill Easter lunch 21 March raffle

FIECON audit GiveWell’s #1 charity

One of our talented Associates, Lydia Walder, completed an independent audit of GiveWell's recommendation that the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) is their #1 ranked charity in terms of its clinical evidence, cost-effectiveness and transparency.

As part of the audit, Lydia developed an independent cost-effectiveness analysis, comparing long-lasting insecticide bed nets with untreated bed nets, and no nets in suburban populations. The results confirmed GiveWell's conclusions, that the use of long-lasting insecticide bed nets in high risk malarias areas is an extremely cost-effective way to donate money.


GiveWell is a non-profit organisation dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analyses. FIECON appreciate GiveWell's cause and hope our audit will provide assurances that the AMF is a cost-effective charity to invest in.


Find out more about our audit for GiveWell

Proud sponsor

Congratulations to the Just Drop In team who climbed Kilimanjaro.

We were proud to sponsor £300 to help Just Drop In which supports young people in Macclesfield with counselling and a ‘drop in’ centre.

Kilimanjaro Just Drop In

Pancake race for charity

In February, on a cold but sunny pancake day the FIECON team geared up for the St Albans. pancake race for charity. All proceedings from the race go to Home-Start, a local family support charity, which helps families give their children the best start in life.

The FIECON team had fun flipping pancakes and racing in their FIECON branded orange hi-viz waistcoats coming away feeling proud and satisfied, having helped a brilliant local charity but sadly the trophy cabinet will remain bare.

Pancake race 2019