Croydon Commitment is a well-established charity, founded in 2004 to help Croydon businesses to achieve the best value and impact from business corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to benefit local people and the environment.
The charity works with businesses to optimise the quality and value of their community investment through planned programmes of employee engagement, partnerships and community activity to meet local need, boost corporate social responsibility achievement and capitalise on the opportunities of a changing Borough.
Part of our decision to remain in Croydon was around the interests of our staff and our engagement with the local community. We’ve therefore continued to work with Croydon Commitment to deliver our community investment plan. Croydon Commitment’s programme of events and our part in them has been a key part in us securing a Top 100 place in the not for profit category of Best Companies to Work for.
There are many brilliant groups in Croydon, the problem is knowing what group does what. Croydon Commitment provides the gateway. The team know everyone and can help link organisations and people together. Like Croydon BID and Develop Croydon, Croydon Commitment has the vision to be the one stop shop for business and community engagement.
It’s fantastic to have been given the opportunity to work with a local business on the Lunchtime Literacy scheme. Thirty volunteers have given up their lunch-break once a week to come and read with a group of our Year 7 students, many of whom are new to English or need to develop their literacy skills. Their support is invaluable, the volunteers contribute towards helping the students enjoy reading, improve their confidence levels and make progress. The students have benefitted so much from the one-one support and attention that the volunteers offer, it has made them excited about reading which proves what a success the scheme is!
“The Salvation Army in Croydon has worked with the team at Croydon Commitment for the last 2 years. I personally cannot speak highly enough of the people involved who have gone to amazing lengths arranging organisations to participate in CSR tasks. The outcomes have been nothing short of magnificent and the "workers" who give up their time to assist are truly amazing. Volunteers have painted and gardened and have also made financial contributions to our food bank. We are delighted to work in partnership with those at Croydon Commitment and their outside agencies."
"Thanks so much for coming to The Quest Academy today and delivering your Assembly Presentation and the four Employability Skills Workshops to our Year 10 students. The students were still talking about it as they left, and asked me if they could do some more. Please don’t underestimate the positive impact this will have on these children. "
"Last December Croydon Commitment and the team from Allianz kindly decorated our Children’s Centre. The team worked well in harmonising to carry out the work, which was completed within time-scale and with minimal disruption to our services. We are grateful for the support of Croydon Commitment. The works has really brightened up our Centre, making it warm and welcoming. Not only has Acorns 2 Oaks gained from their generous services, the Community and service users of the Centre have also benefited."
“At St Marks Academy, we have worked with Croydon Commitment closely over the last year to great effect. Croydon Commitment have been instrumental in supporting us improve our careers education programme. Without their support in engaging local employers to work in partnership with us, the programme delivered to students would have been massively impacted. We have been able to run two amazing sessions, for year 11 and year 12 students. After both sessions, student feedback was incredible. Students really valued the opportunity to meet and be interviewed by local professionals and the advice they received was fantastic. Employers also feedback they loved working with our students and were greatly impressed by their ambition and the way they presented themselves. I am incredibly grateful for the work of Croydon Commitment and hope to continue this relationship in future years.”
"Croydon Commitment has provided invaluable help and support to the Cassandra Centre over the years. We are a three-times recipient of Grass Roots Awards, which have helped fund our domestic violence and bullying prevention work with young people. Croydon Commitment has also supported us with enthusiastic volunteer action, sending a team to help us to decorate our premises in Norbury. Cassandra Centre."
“Frylands Wood continues to benefit from a productive working relationship with Croydon Commitment. They have provided contact with various corporations that have led to many workdays being carried out our Outdoor Centre. These have included putting up new fences, woodland management & repainting our office, site shop & toilet block. The projects have benefitted our numerous visitors, the majority of which are young people from the Croydon but also from all over South London & the Home Counties. We thank Croydon Commitment for their ongoing support”
Croydon Commitment was established to: