Learn more about how we have helped our local communities
We believe that with success comes responsibility. From charity fundraising races to reading partnerships, we take part in a range of activities to help local communities. We encourage all Chaucer employees to donate two workdays a year to volunteer for their charity of choice. We also support a charity each quarter and dedicate fundraising events to the chosen charity.
Long Term Partnerships
The Chaucer Foundation has long term partnerships with Key4life, KEEN London and School-Home Support, to which it is donating £75,000 each, over a three year period and engaging Chaucer employees to volunteer in delivering workshops. The Foundation is proud to support these charities that are dedicated to changing the lives of young people in our local community.
Key4life aims to reduce youth reoffending through providing a one year rehabilitation programme to those about to leave prison and those at risk of going to prison.
The Chaucer Foundation is proud to be providing financial support to Key4life for the third successive year. In that time, Key4life has significantly increased the number of people it helps and gained broad recognition for its work.
Throughout the three year commitment, the Foundation has also delivered a number of Interview Skills Workshops, whereby, Chaucer employees have volunteered to help those that are on the Key4life programme to gain and improve essential skills that are required to get a job and re-enter society.
KEEN London provides workshop sessions giving one-to-one sports and fun for children and young adults with special needs at no cost to their families and caregivers.
The Foundation’s commitment with KEEN London in the first year had a significant impact on the charity providing it with the financial stability to open a third centre. Although the Foundation plays a key role financially, it also engages Chaucer employees to volunteer in fun based activities to help develop social and teamwork skills amongst children with special needs.
The partnership has now entered its second year and will continue to provide support by granting funds and helping volunteers to deliver workshops.
School-Home Support work with schools, local authorities and other organisations, to provide personalised support to children and their families to tackle the underlying barriers to having a successful education so improving the life chances of children and benefitting the whole community.
2017 is the Foundation’s first of the three year partnership with School-Home Support. The funds provided by the Foundation will go towards funding a practitioner at a school located in East London. This will help improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
Throughout the three year partnership the Foundation will arrange for Chaucer employees to volunteer and engage with these children and give them and their families an insight into the variety of opportunities the City has to offer and make it clear that these opportunities are available to them.
Charities of the Quarter
Each quarter, three charities are nominated for the Charity of the Quarter. Chaucer employees vote for the charity that they would like to support for three months. The winner receives all proceeds raised from the Foundation fundraising events throughout the quarter, while the two runner ups receive a one off donation.