CSR Support & Guidance

The Foundation also assists organisations with the delivery of a bespoke CSR service that includes developing generic volunteering opportunities, working with individual employees to look at their skills, interests and talents and how they could be utilised to assist others; creating development opportunities for employees such as leadership and communication skills, team work etc.; the promotion of activities through our website and general and specialist media; evaluation of specific activities and the overall programme.

BNY Mellon

The Foundation has been working in partnership with BNY Mellon in Manchester for a number of years. Since March 2010, the relationship has grown further with the Foundation supporting BNY Mellon’s paid volunteering programme.

BNY Mellon, who employ 1,100 people in Manchester, has an active Community Partnership Programme, part of which enables each employee to undertake two days of paid volunteering time per year.  The Foundation supports the Programme by drawing on its local partners to provide the company’s employees with a diverse range of volunteering opportunities across Greater Manchester and Salford.

By extending their relationship with the Foundation, BNY Mellon has been able to significantly ramp up their local volunteering efforts.  Over the last few years, the company’s employees have contributed over 4,000 hours of volunteering across a range of activities from community gardening, to sports and enterprise activities in schools and at the company’s two city centre offices.

In addition to sourcing activities, the Foundation also provides the company with support for volunteers, advice and guidance for managers on using volunteering as a team building opportunity and evaluation on the effectiveness and benefits of the programme with employees and the community.

The ongoing success of the partnership between BNY Mellon and the Foundation continues to generate new opportunities for the young people of Salford. BNY Mellon’s most recent contribution to the community is funding to provide a coordinator to manage a social inclusion project - Inspired to Aspire  – which aims to introduce access to opportunities both with BNY Mellon and other private sector partners across the Spinningfields area.

A BNY Mellon Case Study

BNY Mellon employees participating on the company’s Management Develop Programme (MDP) took part in a community volunteering challenge to assess what they had learnt through the MDP.

Three teams each spent a day researching three different British Red Cross shops.  By gaining an understanding of the location, customers and profitability, the teams developed an action plan to increase footfall and sales. The teams were then each given responsibility for managing and running one of the shops for a day to implement their plans to see if they could raise the shops’ overall profits for that day.

After running the shops for a day, the teams then took part in a ’Dragons’ Den’ style presentation, where they presented to managers on their approach to increasing sales, managing the store, potential ideas to increase sales further and managing the team dynamic.

Comments from employees involved in this project:

"I think this activity brought the team closer together and enabled us to work effectively outside the office environment."

"It was great to be able to apply our knowledge in a practical setting and give something back to the community."

"We were able to work with people from other parts of the business who we wouldn’t usually get to interact with."

"I enjoyed the teamwork between us in a different environment."


To find out more about the opportunities available please contact
Megan Kenyon via email megan.kenyon@salfordfoundation.org.uk

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