Signet believes it is best to give support to a small number of specific charities rather than fragment its charitable giving. In the US, support is primarily given to The United Way, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Jewelers for Children, the industry's charity. In the UK, the Group primarily supports the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. During the period the Group made provision for total charitable giving of $4,516,000 (2006/07: $3,379,000). This included direct charitable contributions of $734,000 (2006/07: $766,000), of which $222,000 (2006/07: $242,000) was in the UK and $512,000 (2006/07: $524,000) was in the US, and marketing initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic resulting in additional charitable contributions of $3,782,000 (2006/07: $2,613,000). Support is given to the management of Carer Centres operated by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. Assistance is also given to organisations that help the disadvantaged into employment in the vicinity of the Group's US administrative and distribution centre in Northeast Ohio, such as United Disabilities Services, Mature Services and the Urban League.
No political donations were made in the US or the UK by the Group in the period (2006/07: $nil).