Blackhawk Network, the global market leader in payments, rewards and incentives, has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Voucher Schemes framework. The appointment came after a competitive tender process and will be in place for an initial period of two years. Through the framework, Blackhawk Network can support government departments, local authorities, and schools with the distribution of vouchers to their beneficiaries, as well as any potential incentive programmes with the general public.
Helping the public sector distribute vital funds
Local councils and government groups will be able to offer recipients a range of eGifts for essential items such as food, clothing, activities, and IT equipment through Blackhawk Network’s Select platform. Those eligible will be issued with personalised Select codes which can be redeemed online. Users will be able to choose where they redeem their value based on their locality, making it simple for them to access the items they need most.
This project forms part of the Blackhawk Network Payments for Good initiative, developed to help government organisations, charities and non-profits distribute critical funding to those in need. Drawing on its global experience in prepaid cards, gift cards & digital codes, Blackhawk Network understands how to disburse funds in a format where it can have the most positive impact on communities and recipients.
Pete Dando, UK Payments for Good Lead, at Blackhawk Network, said: “We are very proud to have been selected as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s Voucher Schemes framework. We look forward to working closely with the CCS team, local authorities, government agencies and schools to deliver essential vouchers to those who need funds most across the UK. The impact of the pandemic has left more families in need and these vouchers provide a critical lifeline. That’s why it’s so important that we use our industry expertise to deploy vital funds speedily, simply and securely to those who need them most.”
To find out more please visit https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6255
About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network disburses funds using branded payment solutions across the globe. We collaborate with our partners to translate in-country requirements into payment propositions that meet their business objectives. With a presence in 26 countries, we reliably and securely deliver value in over 100 countries worldwide.
Blackhawk Network is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. For more information, please visit www.blackhawknetwork.co.uk
About Crown Commercial Service
Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2018/19, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth £945m - supporting world-class public services that offer the best value for taxpayers.