IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme

The IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme provides our hotels with guidance on when and how best to respond when disasters occur. The IHG Shelter Fund is a pool of resources built up by fundraising activities throughout the year, allowing us to respond as soon as disaster strikes.
To learn more, read our About the Programme section

Recent Activation

UK floods

We have activated the IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme to support employees and the local community impacted by the floods and severe weather in the UK

About the programme

When natural and man-made disasters strike, people naturally come to hotels to seek shelter in a storm. This is a key role of hotels in society, and one that is really important to all the communities in which they operate.

The IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme provides guidance on when and how to react to disasters, ensuring a quick and effective response to crises affecting IHG branded hotels, their employees and the local community.

A key element of our disaster response is the IHG Shelter Fund which is built up by fundraising activities in our hotels and corporate offices throughout the year. As a result, we are able to respond as soon as disaster strikes (instead of waiting to raise funds after the fact), ensuring we can provide vital assistance right away.

IHG's global partnership with CARE allows us to draw on their deep expertise in humanitarian assistance and provides a channel for us to direct funds to help local communities. If a disaster strikes where CARE are not responding on the ground, we will seek their guidance on the best local partners to use to ensure we can still get help to where it is needed.

The IHG Shelter Fund has already helped hundreds of people affected by disasters around the world. Take a look at the Making a Difference page for more details. Donating to the fund is easy. Visit the Record Your Donation page to log your details and then go to the Donate to the IHG Shelter Fund page for information on how to donate.

Please note: Any fundraising activity is undertake or participated in at your own risk. Please read our Fundraising guidelines for more information to help you plan and run a safe and legal fundraising event. In the guidance document is also contains Risk Assessment guidance and template. If you are planning a fundraising event, then please note that you are raising money in aid of the IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme. You do not represent IHG Shelter in a Storm or IHG (unless you work for the IHG Group).