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Berkeley News: Spotlight on Positive Social Action

Berkeley News: Spotlight on Positive Social Action

We round up this issue with updates on how Berkeley have been supporting charitable organisations as part of their Positive Social Action programme.

At Berkeley we continue to support a diverse range of charitable organisations as part of our Positive Social Action programme. Here is a look at some of the good causes we are working with, as part of our pro-bono consultancy programme and through fundraising.

Working alongside our charity partners

Education Development Trust


Education Development Trust (EDT) is an educational charity that improves school systems at scale and provides empowering employability and careers services to young people and adults in the UK and worldwide. 

How we have helped them achieve success:

EDT were running a scheme to encourage UK school leavers into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) teaching careers. Early indications were very positive, but the Department for Education (DfE) had only funded a three-year pilot and EDT wanted to explore ways of securing ongoing funding and expanding the programme scope. Berkeley worked with EDT to explore options and developed the case for EDT to present to the department. They were successful in securing a further year of funding which will enable them to work with the DfE to determine a longer term business model.


UK Youth

 

UK Youth, is a leading national youth charity, committed to providing access to appropriate, high quality services in every community so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.

How we have helped them achieve success:

Berkeley have been at the forefront of a number of initiatives with UK Youth over the past ten years, resulting from strong relationships that have been built between our organisations. Berkeley recently undertook a full governance review of the charity, recommending a number of changes that have been implemented, resulting in a clearer, more effective governance structure. 

“We are so grateful for the on-going support The Berkeley Partnership offer to UK Youth. It really does make a huge impact on the charity, enabling us to do more to support young people.”  Charlotte Hill, CEO

Toast Ale


Toast Ale is an innovative social enterprise that brews award-winning beer using unsold loaves and unused crusts from local bakers, restaurants and other sources. All the profits go to the charity campaign group Feedback to fight food waste. Already sold in New York, Cape Town, Iceland and UK-wide,Toast Ale and have begun an exciting drive to take their beer to a wider global audience.

How we have helped them achieve success:
 
Having successfully undertaken an IT vendor selection project for Toast in 2017, we are about to embark on an exciting journey with them to scale up their US business by helping them to develop their new operating model. We have supported Toast through all the different stages of their growth to date and long may that continue! This marks our first US-based Positive Social Action assignment.

Raising money for good causes

Race to the Tower

 
In June 2018, 17 Berkeley colleagues participated in the Race to the Tower, a 26.2 mile run (or for most of us, walk!) across the Cotswolds from Stroud to Broadway Tower. Together, we raised over £8,000 for our two chosen charities: Mind, the mental health charity, and School Ground Sounds, which works with secondary schools and young people in very poor areas of London to enhance their music education. It was money well earnt by the end of that walk! 

"Berkelbox”

 
Across March and April this year, Berkeley raised over £1,000 (and counting) for St Mungos and Friendship Works, two charities local to our Farringdon office that deliver crucial services to Londoners in need. We ran a series of events following the theme of the hit TV show Gogglebox, dubbed “Berkelbox”and filmed the reactions of our people as they watched a whole host of different TV shows.

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