18 December My DofE volunteering: Campaigning for the youth in Hackney
City Stories: RSA Group
Why are you supporting City Giving Day?
As well as our passion for supporting charitable causes, we hope that City Giving Day will help us get more people in our London office involved in volunteering and foster collaboration with other businesses based in the 20 Fenchurch Street building who share our community investment aims.
Which charities or communities do you support?
We support both The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund which helps tackle unemployment in the local area. The Fund has been distributing grants since July 2015 using contributions from the building owners, occupiers, contactors and donations from visitors to the Sky Garden.
How will you celebrate City Giving Day?
As well as fundraising through a raffle for everyone who works at 20 Fenchurch Street, we’re incentivising our RSA colleagues to volunteer for local causes by offering a 50% discount off anything in the cake sale if they commit to a volunteering day by the end of the year!
Which charity are you supporting, why are you supporting it?
We’re supporting the 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund, which tackles local unemployment. In 2018 the Fund delivered 5,529 hours of skills development and helped 190 people secure employment.
“Thanks to the generosity of the donors to the Legacy Fund, we have helped 524 local people secure and retain employment in just 36 month.”
Stephanie Fuller, 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund Manager (Head of Philanthropy East End Community Foundation)