Rapid Response

Rapid Response

The Rapid Response Network is a group of key media and corporate partners who help us launch our emergency appeals at very short notice, getting the message out and making it easy for the UK public to donate quickly and seamlessly. They include the main national broadcasters, banks, technology partners, retail partners and others.

To find out more about how your company can get involved, please contact us at partnerships@dec.org.uk or call us on 020 3915 3803.

If you are contacting us from a school, community group or faith organisation, please email our Supporter Services at support@dec.org.uk.


Rapid Response Network

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The BBC broadcasts an appeal after the news on launch night, providing their viewers with an easy way to help.

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ITV broadcasts an appeal after the news on launch night, providing their viewers with an easy way to help.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 broadcasts an appeal after the news on launch night, providing their viewers with an easy way to help.

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Channel 5

Channel 5 broadcasts an appeal after the news on launch night, providing their viewers with an easy way to help.

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Sky broadcasts our appeal after the news on launch night, providing their viewers with an easy way to help.


i features DEC appeals in regular editorial coverage and reports on how its fundraising helps.


Radiocentre coordinates the appeal across commercial radio and audio, helping reach a large audience of listeners.

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PayPal support DEC appeals by emailing all opted-in customers at launch, directing them to give via a dedicated fundraising page.

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NatWest Group

NatWest support DEC appeals by switching on a notification within their banking apps.

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UK Finance

UK Finance support DEC appeals by contacting their membership at launch, asking them to support the appeal in a variety of ways.

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Barclays feature DEC appeals on their banking app, website and social media, as well as matching donations made by their employees.

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Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group highlight DEC appeals to their customers in branches and contact centres and provide them with information on how they can donate.

Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank features DEC appeals across their website and activates appeals through various direct customer channels including through its branch network

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BITC amplify DEC appeals to their members via their network newsletters, blogs and social media channels.

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British Airways

BA support DEC appeals by holding in-flight collections.

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Royal Mail

The Royal Mail support DEC appeals by operating our PO Box 999 free of charge and putting a DEC Appeal postmark on all UK post.

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Post Office

The Post Office support DEC appeals by receiving cash donations across their UK branches.

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Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Charities Aid Foundation supports DEC appeals by facilitating donations from their private, corporate and retail clients.

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The Big Give

The Big Give support DEC appeals by launching match-giving campaigns.

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Morrisons support DEC appeals by posting on their social media channels and collecting donations at their tills.

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The Co-op support DEC appeals by holding collections at checkout.

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NewsNow provide space on their website's homepage to promote DEC appeals.

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PayPal raise millions of pounds for our appeals. They amplify DEC appeals by sending an email communication out to all opted-in PayPal customers at appeal launch. At the same time, they improve supporter experience by creating a dedicated fundraising page and using their “Give at Checkout” initiative.

Their launch email raised an incredible £2.9 million for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, before Gift Aid.

The DEC notification displays on the Natwest Banking App


NatWest Group has introduced a notification prompting users to donate to DEC Appeals from within its banking apps, with incredible results.

This easy and innovative donation functionality has proved a popular way for customers to support DEC appeals, and has raised over £5 million for the last 4 appeals winning multiple awards.

NatWest also collect donations in branch, encourage staff fundraising, and provide customers with the ability to donate their MyRewards. They also match fund a portion of donations to encourage their customers’ generosity.


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Corporate supporters 

The DEC also receives donations from our corporate supporters, whose generous contributions to our appeals are immediately used to fund the vital interventions that disaster-affected communities need.

  • Ambassadeurs Group
  • Aspect Capital
  • Baillie Gifford
  • Bank of England
  • Brentford FC
  • British Medical Association
  • TNT Sports 
  • Cazenove
  • City of London Corporation
  • Ethical Supermarket
  • Everton FC
  • Experian
  • Greggs
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Leeds Building Society
  • Legal & General
  • Liverpool FC
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • Premier League 
  • Revolut
  • Schroders
  • Schuh
  • Siemens
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Sky Sports
  • Sofology
  • Virgin Media O2
  • Yorkshire Building Society

Get in touch

To discuss how your company can partner with the DEC, please contact the team.