Wherever in the world we operate, we’re passionate about giving back and working with our local communities. Whether that’s through charity partnerships, fundraising or providing employment opportunities for local people.

Our national partners


Crisis is the national charity for people experiencing homelessness, providing vital help for them to rebuild their lives and support them out of homelessness for good.

Vision Care for Homeless People

Vision Care for Homeless People works to preserve, protect and promote the eye health of homeless and vulnerable people in the UK in a place where they feel welcome and comfortable.

The Big Issue

Big Issue Group brings together their media, investment and service initiatives under a shared mission to create innovative solutions through enterprise and to unlock social and economic opportunity for the 15m people in the UK living in poverty, enabling them to earn, learn and thrive.

Helping people experiencing homelessness to access care

In the last year, we raised more raised more than £1 million for charities and good causes, including Glaucoma UK, Blind Veterans UK and Hearing Dogs.   

We donated £115,000 to the British Red Cross in support of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake appeal.

Alongside our longstanding support for Vision Care for Homeless People, we partnered with Crisis and the Big Issue Group to help people experiencing homelessness access vital eye care.

Our stores in the Republic of Ireland raised over €100,000 for The Hope Foundation with a team of colleagues and partners travelling to Kolkata, India, to deliver eyecare clinics. Specsavers also continues to fund the education of eight students undertaking an Optometry Diploma course.