City Action is a free volunteering brokerage service linking City-based businesses with community organisations and social enterprises in the City and neighbouring boroughs. As skills-sharing experts we work closely with our members to facilitate high impact, mutually beneficial volunteering opportunities and partnerships.

City Action hosts regular knowledge sharing events for our members to raise awareness and understanding between businesses and community organsiations.

City Action has been in operation since 1998 and is part of the Corporate Responsibility team at the City of London Corporation. Please note that we do not facilitate team challenge volunteering. 

CASE STUDIES

HR Without Fuss support The Winch to improve HR support for charity staff

The Winch’s CEO, Paul Perkins, was matched with HR Without Fuss for long-term support and mentoring to improve the charity's HR offering to staff and volunteers. The objective was to build a positive culture, in which staff felt valued, supported and had a clearer sense of what they bring to the organisation.

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HR Without Fuss support The Winch to improve HR support for charity staff

The Winch’s CEO, Paul Perkins, was matched with HR Without Fuss for long-term support and mentoring to improve the charity's HR offering to staff and volunteers. The objective was to build a positive culture, in which staff felt valued, supported and had a clearer sense of what they bring to the organisation.

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Sumitomo Bank works with both Camberwell After School Project (CASP) & Salmon Youth Centre

Here at Sumitomo Bank we have a talent programme for junior management staff. Our aim is to develop future business leaders and to give them a wide perspective of the business environment. City Action matched us with two social enterprises to help us meet that very objective!

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Freeview partners with St Luke's Community Centre

Freeview provide free-to-air digital TV channels, radio stations and interactive services. They were introduced to us here at St Luke’s Community Centre in August 2011 by City Action and have been working in partnership with us ever since.

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LCH Clearnet works together with Baytree Centre to mentor a young person

I volunteer at the Lambeth-based Baytree Centre on a programme to support parents. Baytree’s families are refugees, asylum seekers and migrants struggling to find their feet in London. I mentor a 10 year old girl for one hour a week, focusing on her academic and personal development.

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Withers go the extra mile in their partnership with the social enterprise, Hoxton Hall

Hoxton Hall is an arts centre and social enterprise situated in the heart of East London. After a City Action community tour in February 2012 one of the business attendees, Withers, offered us a presentation skills training session to improve our confidence when delivering to a corporate audience.

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Morningstar team up with Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership to deliver the BEE programme

Morningstar is an investment research company with over 25 years of experience in creating products to help individuals make better informed investment decisions. In early 2012, City Action found us a match made in heaven in our community partner; Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership’s BEE programme.

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