18 December My DofE volunteering: Campaigning for the youth in Hackney
City Stories: Centrus
Why are you supporting City Giving Day?
Centrus Communities is a precious part of our company culture driving a good range of community initiatives. These are inspiring charities that work in the same sectors as our financial experts. The organisational and profile support from City Giving Day gives huge momentum to the internal and external awareness of these contributions. It also adds further opportunities for action, whether with our time, donations or professional input.
Which charities or communities do you support?
We focus on charities, specific projects or social enterprises within our sectors of work such as the housing sector. We offer probono support to these projects and social enterprises, for example structuring, financial modelling or business planning as well as volunteering employee and partner time across a range of activities.
How will you celebrate City Giving Day?
We are signed up to the Tour de City, always relishing a challenge! It is also part of the fund raising and training for our May 2020 ‘Cycle with Purpose’ event in which we are riding between our London and Dublin offices. We will all be celebrating by supporting the Lord Mayors Appeal through dressing ourselves and our office in Red for the day.
Which charity are you supporting, why are you supporting it?
We are supporting the Single Homeless Project (SHP) and the Lord Mayors Appeal. SHP is a London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives.
“Working with inspiring charities reflects our core ambition to provide modern finance with purpose. Being part of the City Giving Day further encourages this inspiration to bring out the best in our people and teams.”
George Roffey, CPO, Centrus