Our focus here is on making a positive impact on the community, which includes charitable support.
Our staff selects a chosen charity partner, which is currently Meningitis Now. Staff are involved in regular fundraising for their selected charity. Events have included a relay team in the Belfast City Marathon and regular coffee mornings and Bake Sales. Each Christmas they also support the Barnardo’s Christmas Gift Appeal.
- Meningitis Now Coffee Morning & Bake Sale
Staff often make a range of delicious cakes and buns for the company coffee morning, with all proceeds going to Meningitis Now.
- Barnardo’s Christmas Gift Appeal
Every year the staff from Co-Ownership donate presents to the Barnardos Gift Appeal, Michelle from Barnardos says, ” Christmas is a very emotional time for a lot of us particularly for those who are coping with the sudden death of a loved one. By giving your gifts you have supported families who otherwise would’ve had little”.
- Social Fund
2018 is the second year of the social fund. With a budget this year of £10,000, the social fund is intended to support projects which make a positive social impact in the lives of individuals, local neighbourhoods, or communities. Funding was open to constituted organisations which are interested in working with and receiving funding from Co-Ownership to deliver a project in one of the following areas:
- Helping regenerate, rebuild, and revitalise neighbourhoods and communities
- Supporting elderly or disabled people
- Providing advice and educational services to promote either financial capability and inclusion, energy efficiency or biodiversity in the community
The social fund builds on Co-Ownership’s commitment to responsible business and working for social good. This year the social fund was awarded to Street Soccer NI, a Belfast-based football project that supports some of the most vulnerable groups in Northern Ireland including homeless people, people with drug and alcohol dependency, mental health issues, ex-prisoners, refugees, asylum seekers and the long-term unemployed. Read more here.