Croydon Commitment
Croydon Commitment
Our Commitment to the Community

Our Commitment to the Community

 Our commitment to the local community

Croydon Commitment helps community groups and charities to:

  • Access the skills and resources of Croydon’s business community in the best possible way
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with business and the wider community
  • Collaborate with other community groups seeking to achieve the same goals
  • Gain practical support through free workshops and training sessions, delivered by business specialists
  • Kick-start environmental projects by accessing groups of willing corporate volunteers to work with Croydon-based groups

Who we help

Since 2004, Croydon Commitment and our partners have supported hundreds of charities, community groups and local organisations. From mentoring and school reading programmes to environmental projects and employability workshops our business partners have joined together to help make Croydon a great borough to live and work in.

If you are a local charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise and would like to know more about how Croydon Commitment could help you please contact us.

Have a look at some of our recent activities

Social Inclusion:

With our hotel partners we’ve organised Tea and Tech parties for the elderly and continue to support Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association with their Christmas Hamper collections. Our confidence workshops have helped migrant women and refugees and we are delighted to partner with a number of local agencies to help Disability Confident jobs fairs. Our last Corporate Open Door Day was specifically run to help those with disabilities meet local businesses.

Education: 

Lunchtime Literacy

Mott MacDonald staff were very keen to get involved in the Lunchtime Literacy Programme. Volunteers from the company spent a lunch hour every week, helping primary school children develop their reading skills.

Confidence & Employability Schools’ workshops

Volunteers from Croydon Partnership acted as facilitators for groups of students at St Marys Roman Catholic Sixth Form, sharing their own career pathways stories and covering topics such as first impressions and barriers to employment, personal statements and interview skills.

Employment:

Every year Croydon Commitment runs CODD (Corporate Open Door Day) to help local people looking for work. Our business partners open their doors and provide work placement opportunities that can lead to permanent work.

Business skills workshops:

We are always looking for ways to support our community partners Our charity business skills workshops help community groups develop skills in social media, marketing, business planning, bid writing and managing staff and volunteers. 

Environment:

Staff from Pension Protection Fund helped prepare the vegetable allotments for planting at Good Food Matters, a local community group, providing healthy food and advice on cooking. Trinity school boys helped at a local Scouts Outdoor Centre – clearing woodland, planting native trees, and creating a dead hedge.

Health and well-being:

Team challenge events help not only the recipient voluntary organisation but are great days out for staff, helping to boost individual and team morale.

 

The Foundation Partners

  • Croydon Partnership
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