Community

The Rank Group makes a positive difference to the lives of people in the community where we operate.

Our priorities and our progress

Community engagement – In many communities, our venues act as important social hubs where people can come together to share each other’s company. In particular, our Mecca clubs act as safe, warm and friendly places to meet, especially for women. We are embracing the development of social media as another means of engaging with our communities.

Community involvement – In order to gain acceptance and feel valued in our local markets, we go beyond 'business as usual' in an effort to make a broad contribution to life within the communities where we operate.

This takes the form of charitable fund-raising for local and national causes, the use of our venues for community events and participation in local business and community organisations, amongst other activities.

Rank Cares

Rank is proud to be working in partnership with Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers. Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid for a family member or friend. With over 170 Network Partners including care schemes and carers centres they aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.

With 10,000 employees working in Rank’s 97 Mecca bingo clubs, 55 Grosvenor casinos as well as in its support centres, the company will be supporting Carers Trust with volunteering as well as fund-raising.

Dedicated Rank Cares grant funds have been set up to support carers across the UK:

  • Essentials Fund – providing basic household equipment to carers who are experiencing financial hardship
  • Inspire to Be Fund – enabling carers to gain new skills
  • Take a Break Fund – giving carers time out from their caring role to relax and recharge their batteries

To find out more about the partnership and Carers Trust, please click here.

Our performance

  • Raised more than £1 million since 2010 to fund respite care for cancer patients in our communities through Marie Curie Cancer Care;
  • Employment for more than 11,000 people across Great Britain, Spain and Belgium;
  • Investment of more than £31.9m in capital projects, leading to significant indirect job creation;
  • £207.8m directly generated in taxes, duties and rates in Great Britain, Spain and Belgium.
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