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Testimonials

Matthew Tyson
Managing Director
RPD
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“A lasting impact of Covid has been the number of people that want or need help, and so many organisations are prepared to give it. The problem is making sure they can find each other with all the “noise” about. This project will be so valuable to so many.”

Anthony Bolton
Chair
The Boltini Trust
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"A huge challenge facing Sussex will be the large number of people who have or will lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic. We hope the RPD Foundation will be able to help a number of these find new outlets for their skills and The Boltini Trust is delighted to help them achieve this.”

Steve Sawyer
Executive Director
Manor Royal BID
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“Crawley is expected to be badly affected by COVID than most. This is absolutely the best time for different sections of the community to come together and find ways to help one another by pooling the combined talent, skills, expertise, and energy available on our doorstep.”

Matthew Tyson
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“A lasting impact of Covid has been the number of people that want or need help, and so many organisations are prepared to give it. The problem is making sure they can find each other with all the “noise” about. This project will be so valuable to so many.”

Anthony Bolton
Chair
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"A huge challenge facing Sussex will be the large number of people who have or will lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic. We hope the RPD Foundation will be able to help a number of these find new outlets for their skills and The Boltini Trust is delighted to help them achieve this.”

What is CSR?

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What is CSR?

Corporate Social Responsibility is a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns into their business operations.  For the charity sector, they rely on collaborations with organisations and businesses to increase reach, volunteer retention, and fundraising.

What Partners are involved?

We work with many partners in the local area, including Richard Place Dobson, Crawley Community Action, Manor Royal Business District, Gatwick Airport, Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, Boltini Trust, Gatwick Diamond Business, Creative Pod, and Sussex Community Foundation.

What types of CSR are there?

Historically, Corporate Social Responsibility has been split into four categories:

  • Environmental responsibility
  • Economic responsibility
  • Ethical responsibility
  • Social responsibility
As an organisation, why should we get involved in CSR?

These are a few of the benefits:

  • Increased employment engagement
  • Positive business reputation
  • Customer retention and loyalty
  • Environmental and sustainability awareness
As a Charity, what are the benefits I can gain from CSR?

These are a few of the benefits you can gain from CSR:

  • Skills-based volunteers
  • Sponsors and fundraising partners
  • Brand awareness in your local community
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