THEBP win Community Partners Award at the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards

Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership (THEBP), a City Action Community Partner since 2005, have won the Community Partners Award at the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards for their work with Lloyd’s of London. The Community Partner Award recognises good practice and innovation by community-based organisations in working with businesses and facilitating their involvement in the […]

City Action Celebrates Another Great Year

On a sunny September morning, City Action businesses and community partners gathered at the prestigious Guildhall Art Gallery to celebrate another year of skills based volunteering activity and partnerships. The theme of this years event was “can volunteering be used as an entry point to wider responsible business practices?” To bring this topic to life, we […]

Shape the future of City Action

The City of London has been delivering the City Action programme for over 15 years. During this time, we have seen some fantastic relationships flourish between businesses and community partners, resulting in a number of beneficiaries supported. As we embark on the next stage of this journey, we are keen to ensure that the programme […]

Our 2015 – 2016 Impact Report

The most recent indices of deprivation, published in 2015, showed that five of the City’s seven surrounding boroughs fall within the top 10% most deprived areas in Britain. At City Action we have been busy trying to address this, in fact last year we worked with 46 City businesses, helping them to support over 3,500 […]

London’s leading PR professionals share their expertise

On 12 April 2016, City Action organised a PR workshop with the Company of Public Relations Practitioners. The session focussed on helping our community partners address their most pressing communication challenges by working with public relations experts, who volunteered their time and provided high quality advice and guidance. Communications support is the second most frequent request […]

Opus 2 International and ELATT Connected Learning

77 per cent of London based technology businesses feel they could grow faster if there were more skilled people available, with almost half saying a shortage of skilled workers was their biggest challenge[1]. Meanwhile, there are still 295,000 unemployed Londoners, many under 25 years of age[2]. Working together to tackle London’s skills and community needs […]

Employee volunteering – 6 steps to build momentum for your programme

Even with the best intentions and careful planning employee volunteering programs can fall short during the implementation. Here are our 6 steps to build momentum for your employee volunteering programme. Know your business Creating a programme that is relevant to the objectives, skills and people within your organisation is key. If there isn’t a natural […]

Building a successful business partnership

Partnerships between community organisations and businesses can have a powerful impact. But all great relationships take work. We’ve put together the 6 things we think every community organisation should know to kick-start a successful business partnership. Identify where you need help The first step should always be to clearly articulate a challenge that you need help […]