We're Giving Back...so others can move forward.
We're striving to do things differently with a more social purpose. Any surplus we generate is reinvested into social housing, social value and charitable projects. We aim to make a difference as a commercial business with a social heart.
At Procurement Hub charitable causes are very close to our heart. Through our new initiative, we have recently started allowing our members to use the social value fund to support the charities closest to them and closest to us. Through selected Frameworks, a social value contribution will be donated. Half of the fund will go towards supporting BBC Children in Need through our partnership. The other half of the available funds will be donated to a selected charity of the month.
Working alongside charities with our members and supply chain, we aim to make a significant contribution to each charity. Each month we will raise awareness for a different charity.
You can find out more about our Giving Back here.
April - Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity enables families who have a child with a life-threatening illness to make the most of time together; providing expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it, for as long as they need it.
Over the next month, Rainbow Trust will be hosting its Run 30 in April Challenge. Campaigning for people to run 30 miles in April to raise funds for seriously ill children and their families. We'd love for as many people to be a part of it as possible, you can request to joining their Facebook group by clicking here. There you'll find more information on the challenge, incentives and a like-minded community of runners who are also taking on the 30 miles!
To find out more about Rainbow Trust, visit rainbowtrust.org.uk
May - Mind
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding so that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
This year's Mental Health Awareness Week takes place on 10-16 May 2021 and this year's theme is nature. It is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to start conversations about mental health, think about the things in our daily lives that can affect it and focus on achieving good mental health as well as how nature can improve our mental health.
To find out more about Mind, visit mind.org.uk
June - Fresh Visions
Fresh Visions is funded by a combination of grant income and individual donations. They support children, young people and adults who face extreme disadvantage as a result of poverty, domestic abuse, lack of education and social exclusion. Operating in some of the poorest neighbourhoods in the UK, their projects help people gain control of their lives by developing the confidence, motivation and skills to achieve their potential and build brighter futures.
To find out more about Fresh Visions, visit freshvisions.org.uk
July - Samaritans
Samaritans make sure to be there for anyone who needs someone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Samaritans have over 20,000 volunteers and 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland, and currently, 30% of their volunteers are self-isolating.
Samaritans is a critical service, needed now more than ever when such times of uncertainty can be very unsettling for some. Every 6 seconds someone contacts the Samaritans and each day around 16 people take their life in the UK and Ireland.
August - Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Charity
Every day, 618 children and young people from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
As children and families have to deal with intense stress and unfamiliar surroundings, they provide services to ease the burden on families, raise spirits, and support children and young people through life-saving treatment.
We're donating from our social value fund for the month of July to support this extraordinary hospital that depends on charitable support to help researchers find more life-saving cures.
To find out more about Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Charity please visit, https://www.gosh.org/.
September - Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs has been operating in the UK since 1931, to help blind and partially sighted people. Today, Guide Dogs is the world’s largest breeder and trainer of working dogs.
Over the coming years, Guide Dogs are looking to increase the number of guide dog partnerships, but also developing a broader range of services that will help more people who are blind and partially sighted to get out and about on their own terms. Their ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.
To find out more about Guide Dogs, please visit https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/.
October - Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK funds scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner and provide cancer information to the public. Their pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. With no government funding for their research, it’s only thanks to people's generosity that they've helped double cancer survival rates in just 40 years.
To find out more about Cancer Research UK, please visit https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/.
November - BBC Children in Need
Our corporate partner BBC Children in Need helps change the lives of children and young people all over the country. Each month part of our social value fund supports BBC Children in Need and the rest of the fund is donated to the charity of the month.
To find out more about BBC Children in Need, please visit https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/.
December - Derian House
Derian House provides respite and end-of life care to more than 400 children and young people across the North West. Their ethos is to make sure that every child and young person who comes to Derian is able to make the very most of the time they have.
To find out more about Derian House, please visit https://www.derianhouse.co.uk/.
January - Blue Door
Provide support to anyone that has experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence in North and North East Lincolnshire and those who have experienced rape and serious sexual offences in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire through a variety of advocacy, outreach workers, groups and programmes.
To find out more about Blue door, please visit https://www.thebluedoor.org/.
February - British Heart Foundation
They fund around £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases, Stroke, Vascular dementia, Diabetes, they're all connected. Their vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. Every donation made helps fund scientific breakthroughs to support the lifesaving research that turns science fiction into reality.
To find out more about British Heart Foundation, please visit https://www.bhf.org.uk/
March - Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today. Their research programme focuses on improving care for people with dementia today and finding a cure for tomorrow.
To find out more about Alzheimer's Society, please visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
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We are continuing to give back throughout 2022/2023
Any surplus we generate is reinvested into social housing, social value and charitable projects. This month marks the start of another year of giving back to a different charity each month.
We are continuing to give back throughout 2021 / 2022
This month marks the start of another year of giving back to a different charity each month with a donation from our social value fund.
Together we can change young lives across the UK.
Together, we can change the lives of the children and young people that need us most.
Clare is running the London Marathon for BBC Children in Need
Our Client Relationship Manager Clare is taking on the challenge of running 26.2 miles for our charity partner on the 3rd of October.