Support your community

Business Runnymede can help your business give back to the local community

From small businesses looking for opportunities to work with local charities to large corporations seeking to achieve their corporate social responsbility (CSR) goals, Business Runnymede has a wide range of contacts that we are able to connect any business seeking to give back to the community to. 

Listed below are a just a few voluntary organisations local businsesses can involve themselves with, though for a more tailored discussion of what opportunities are open for your business, contact the Business Runnymede team here.

Elmbridge and Runnymede Youth Hub

The Elmbridge and Runnymede Youth Hub supports disadvantaged young people in entering the world of work. Run by Brooklands College and supported by the Department for Work and Pensions, the Youth Hub aims to provide employability skills and training and employment opportunities to 16-24 year olds across Runnymede and Elmbridge.

The Youth Hub is always looking for new businesses to get involved. They can provide your business significant assistance in areas such as organising work experience placements and developing mentoring programmes. Not only is this an excellent way to give back to the local community, but it can be a valuable way for your business to find new talent and address any skill shortages or recruitment issues your business may be facing.

For more information visit the Youth Hub's website here.

 Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games (SSYGs) is aimed at children new to sports or those who have little opportunity to try a different sport. Children who sign up for the SSYGs get up to eight weeks of free coaching to provided in each of the 12 sports, which is the perfect platform for young people who are currently inactive or do not participate in sport to get involved. At the end of the eight weeks, a set number of children will get selected to represent their borough in a competition held at the elite facilities at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.

Runnymede Borough Council currently funds coaches to run free coaching sessions to children before they are selected for any team. The council also funds the venue hire fee and as well as equipment that needs replacing year or year. In these challenging times for local authority finances, support to help continue this scheme would be very welcome.

If you or your organisation would like to support this scheme, please contact [email protected]

Voluntary Support North Surrey

Voluntary Support North Surrey is an independent charity who work with voluntary and community organisations, statutory agencies and the business community. They promote voluntary work, support voluntary and community organisations,  and act as a voice for the voluntary sector and identify gaps in the provision of services.

They offer many free services to local voluntary groups including finding suitable volunteers, funding advice, help with business planning, marketing, access to training and much more.

To find out more about their activities and how you could get involved, please visit their website here.