Team/Individual Community Support
We provide opportunities for colleagues to undertake community and charity projects together and we have sought to recognise the other community support in which our employees engage.
St. James’s Place has a strong tradition of community support for the work of The Foundation, but more recently we have sought to recognise the other community volunteering in which our employees engage. In 2015 we were pleased to support 86 employees, who offered over 13,500 hours of community support; in their own time, with grants of up to £1,000 for the organisation they support.
We offer community support team challenges, providing an opportunity for groups of colleagues to undertake community and charity projects together, which can be beneficial in strengthening teamwork and motivation. Working with local causes close to our offices including local charities, community and conservation projects and local NHS trusts. One such project which has benefitted is detailed below:
There are thousands of children and young people in the UK living with a long-term or complex health condition. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all these children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it.
We also continue to support community organisations and charities close to our offices through grants and by encouraging our staff to volunteer during and out of work time for them. By building relationships with these groups, sharing their skills, experience and expertise, helps to strengthen their proposition and develop themselves as a business, be it a charity, school or community project.