UOB plays an active role in communities across the region, most notably through our long-term support of art. We believe art has the ability to transcend language, culture and time – a belief that aligns with our commitment to connect and to strengthen the bonds within our communities.
Over the years, we have supported the development of art in Singapore and Southeast Asia through various programmes, partnerships and outreach initiatives across the region.
As part of our efforts to give the younger generation a head start in life, we sponsor art education initiatives, hold financial literacy programmes and run university scholarships to help the talent of tomorrow develop to their full potential.
UOB Heartbeat is our corporate social responsibility programme which focuses on the areas of art, children and education.
Through various fundraising and outreach initiatives, UOB Heartbeat brings employees, customers and business partners together to raise funds and to volunteer their time for the community. In 2015, UOB employees spent more than 23,500 hours of their own time to help beneficiaries across the region.
We partner with art institutions, charities, voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs), government agencies and schools to deepen the appreciation of art in our community and to provide financial support to the needy.