09 July 2013
The finalists of this year's Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards have now been decided by the preliminary judges.
Reaching out to the marginalised in society, the 21 community programmes shortlisted include businesses sharing expertise with community groups, and giving local unemployed people a helping hand into the workforce.
The shortlist highlights the wide range of CSR contributions to Greater London that have amassed over the years. Those applying for Dragon Awards this year volunteered 996,075 hours of work – worth £17,182,294.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are shortlisted alongside larger businesses, including financial and law firms, restaurant businesses and community organisations, tackling everything from youth unemployment, obesity and homelessness to 'NEETS' (those not in education, employment or training).