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6 Corporate Giving Trends in the UK

Benevity hosts first ever CSR event in London
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Benevity's first ever UK-based Goodness Matters Local in London was a sell-out attended by many UK household corporates alongside guest key speaker Eve Joseph, Microsoft UK Responsibility Manager.

We had a lot of fun engaging CSR professionals, allowing them the opportunity to share challenges and short-comings in current industry practices, which surfaced 6 key themes that many of the companies were grappling with.

How We're Working with Action for Children to Build Safe and Stable Homes for Children in the Care System

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Action for Children became CBRE’s new UK charity partner, after a UK-wide vote in February 2018. Action for Children is a truly inspiring charity that helps thousands of disadvantaged children across the UK.

Over the next two years, our aim is to work with Action for Children to build, safe, stable homes for more than 700 children and their parents in the care system.

Our plan is to raise £500,000 by February 2020. These funds will help Action for Children to:

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Colleagues in the Community -- Domestic Violence Awareness Team

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In January 2015, a Barclays colleague based in Poole lost her 25-year-old daughter at the hands of a violent partner. This terrible news sent ripples across colleagues in Poole who made it their mission to help tackle domestic violence and raise awareness. Money was raised through the Domestic Violence charity, Stand And Matter, and colleagues connected with Safer Poole, a government run organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of domestic violence within the private sector.

eBay's Retail Revival Expands to the UK

In partnership with the City of Wolverhampton, eBay aims to support local small businesses growth.
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This week eBay UK announced the launch of its first Retail Revival program in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton. This program is designed to help small retailers to get online. It will give them all the tools they need to sell on eBay’s global marketplace and compete in a 21st-century retail landscape, demonstrating that online and high street retail can survive and thrive together.

How Barclays Employees Are Helping Disabled Children Find Their Voice

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Jan Kirwan, an Associate Director at Barclays Corporate Banking, volunteers for the Seashell Trust, a Manchester-based charity that helps children who are unable to communicate because of a severe disability. Jan tells us how she marshalled a team of 150, raised £100,000 – and got her whole office talking about citizenship and engagement.

“This Is My Dream Job”: The Barclays Agricultural Apprentice Programme

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Barclays runs the only agricultural apprenticeship programme in banking, giving candidates the chance to gain experience in the farming sector while earning a university level or professional qualification. We talk to two apprentices, Bethan Morgan and Samuel Youds, about ‘earning while you learn’ – and why they are passionate about supporting farmers.

Making the Midlands the Heartbeat of the UK Economy

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In the week that the Midlands has found to be one of the best places in the UK to start and grow a business, Barclays has committed £370m to fund local businesses in the area. 

New research from Barclays has found that the Midlands is one of the most cost effective regions for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK to start. The Barclays Midlands Growth Fund is targeted at these SMEs and is designed to boost jobs and economic growth. The five-year initiative will work in tandem with the UK Government’s own £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

Five Steps to Successful Dynamic Working

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57% of Barclays colleagues now work dynamically, with take-up increasing every week. A new ‘White Paper’ sets-out the secrets of Barclays’ success. 

Dynamic working was launched across Barclays in June 2015 and 57% of colleagues are now signed up. A new report from Barclays explores why colleagues want to work dynamically and how we've made it possible. The report identified five key steps for success:

When It Comes to Fighting Ocean-Bound Waste, Collaboration Is Key

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In the UK right now, there is a huge spotlight on the crisis being created in our seas by plastic waste. The reality of the situation is scary – and hard to ignore. Every single year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our seas, endangering marine life and polluting our waters. And it’s not just marine life being affected.

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