Pilotlight is proud to announce that it is once again delivering Morgan Stanley’s signature pro-bono skills-sharing programme, the Strategy Challenge in London.

Over the next eleven weeks, teams of top-performing Morgan Stanley employees will work virtually with leadership teams of six leading charities to provide strategic recommendations to address their mission-critical challenges, supported by Pilotlight.

Bruce McCombie, Deputy Chief Executive at Pilotlight, said: "We have worked with Morgan Stanley for over ten years to help it achieve its philanthropic goals and 'giving back' core value. Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, the Strategy Challenge will be especially valuable to the six selected charities, helping them to overcome their mission-critical challenges."

Clare Woodman, Head of Morgan Stanley EMEA commented: “As part of Morgan Stanley’s long tradition of giving back, we are proud to be working with six incredible organizations who will receive strategic advice from Morgan Stanley volunteers on challenges ranging from sustainability and business modelling to expansion and scaling strategies to continue their critical work in communities around the UK coping with the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The charities selected this year are:

Barnardo's is a children's charity that protects and supports the UK's most vulnerable young people. It helps children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation, and provides support for young people in care.

City Year UK is a youth and education charity which empowers 18 to 25-year-olds, from all backgrounds, to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time volunteering in schools.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) supports the hospital’s most urgent needs to help transform the lives of seriously ill children from across the UK who need the very best, life-saving treatment and care.

Helpforce works in partnership with NHS Trusts, Integrated Care Systems and volunteering organisations to accelerate the growth and impact of volunteering in the sector.

NHS Charities Together is the national charity caring for the NHS. It is an umbrella organisation made up of 241 NHS member charities based within hospitals, mental health trusts, ambulance trusts, community health trusts and health boards across the UK.

The Felix Project is a London-based food redistribution charity with a mission to fight hunger and food waste by delivering surplus food for free to local charities and schools, so that good food can become good meals for people in need.