SOCIAL VALUE COMMITMENTS
We’ve thought carefully about how we can support underserved communities.
Through our Building Futures initiative, we're investing in a series of programmes to make a positive and measurable impact on people’s lives focussing on reducing inequalities, increasing access to employment and supporting community partners.
Working with us creates opportunities for students & young people to obtain paid work experience, boosting in demand employment skills for projects, events, training, communications, report writing & evaluation.
We’re committed to recruiting for diversity and recruiting from local communities. We work closely with Wandsworth WorkMatch, promote & advocate WorkMatch to other Wandsworth businesses, including Care Homes.
Through our Capacity Building program, we make an annual allowance for pro bono activity offering professional skills & support to local VCSE’s. Ensuring funding flows through to VCSE’s & stakeholders, “doing with, not unto”.
In 2022/23 we supported:
Wandsworth Citizen’s Advice Bureau (Advice First Aid)
Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network (bid writing)
Merton Connected (bid writing)
Croydon BME Forum & Asian Resource Centre Croydon (bid writing)
VCSE sessions promoting NHS employment
Increase access and awareness of funded/ free training for wide audiences, supporting skills development, attainment and maximizing value for money and social value.