Programme support

The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards recommends the below initiatives to help you develop your corporate responsibility programmes.

To find out if you are eligible for any of the programmes, as well as how to get in touch, please click the links.

 

 

BUSINESS HEALTHY

Business Healthy was launched by the City of London Corporation to unite business leadership to meet health and wellbeing needs of City workers. Business Healthy have a membership of over 50 organisations within the financial, legal, communications and business sectors. Business Healthy engages with business leaders to change workplace cultures from the top. Members benefit from practical support through expert-led workshops, a resource hub, member forums and events.

 

 

 

 

CITY ACTION

City Action is a free employee volunteering consultancy matching up City businesses with local community organisations. Part of the City of London Corporation, they have been connecting City professionals with the charities most in need of their skills for over 15 years. From help defining exactly what your business wants to do, to matching you to a community partner and evaluating the difference your volunteering has made, City Action can help.

 

EMPLOYABILITY AND LOCAL RECRUITMENT

The City of London’s Local Recruitment Service supports City businesses to find hidden talent in the neighbourhoods that surround the City.  The service works with local communities to raise young people’s aspirations, increase awareness of City-type careers and give access to jobs in the City.  City businesses can access this free service to find the right candidate for their role and help to diversify their workforce. 

 

 

 

 HEART OF THE CITY

Heart of the City was founded in 2000 to support businesses with their social and environmental responsibilities. It is now a network of 800 small, medium and large businesses, all operating across London, whose influence spreads far beyond. They recruit up to December each year for their free one-year membership to the Newcomers programme, specially designed for businesses new to CSR which includes information and practical tools for efficient and cost-effective CSR implementation.

 

 

 

 

RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT

The City Procurement Project gives free advice to City-based businesses to help them implement responsible procurement practices. This includes guidance on local and diverse purchasing, as well as social enterprise procurement. The City of London’s Buy Social Directory provides buyers with a freely accessible database of over 8,000 social enterprise suppliers that sell a range of products and services, and reinvest their profits for good.