Skills Project – Charities

Group Corporate Affairs at Lloyds Banking Group from across the UK gathered in Bristol for their annual business conference.  They wanted to include a volunteering session to help the Bristol third sector community.

The Communty Business Forum enabled 250 colleagues to work with representatives from 28 different charities reviewing the key elements of their charity proposition. They looked at their challenges, communications, future plans, funding streams, key stakeholders and impact measurement.  The groups of business volunteers and representatives shared ideas that could help the charities move forward.  

Sharing the skills and experience that working people have, with our communities is an important part of social mobility.  Sometimes this is just about having a can-do attitude and communication skills that you have from being in an office environment.  Sometimes it is about using your specialist experience and talents. To support a charity organisation with your time can really strengthen it. You can help it grow and develop and help it achieve its goals.  Sometimes it can quite literally make the difference between prosperity and decline.