Latest Strathclyde and Glasgow CSR News

City Legacy donates £60,000 to Glasgow hospice

The developers of The Athletes’ Village, City Legacy Homes, has donated £60,000 to the Brick by Brick Appeal, which is raising funds for a new purpose-built facility at Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. ...Read More

Glasgow Fort staff start 6,256 mile trek for local school

Staff at Glasgow Fort are to walk the equivalent distance from Glasgow to Peru this week, raising money to install a state-of-the-art sensory room at a local primary school. ...Read More

Bank of Scotland unveils BBC Children in Need polymer fiver

Bank of Scotland has unveiled its first polymer banknote, a limited edition fiver for BBC Children in Need with a theme drawn up by a Dundee school pupil. ...Read More

Co-Op calls on community groups to share £750,000 carrier bag fund

The Co-Op is calling on community groups, local projects and good causes across Scotland to apply for a share of its £750,000 Local Fund, raised through carrier bag charges and sales in its food stores. ...Read More

VIBES encourages businesses to make waves for the Ripple Effect Challenge

Scottish businesses are being tasked with getting creative to raise money for international water projects as part of the 2015 Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards. ...Read More

Stewart Milne Group's 40th Anniversary could benefit your local community

Stewart Milne Group is launching a campaign to celebrate its ruby anniversary that will provide funding or people or materials to restore or improve run-down community spaces. ...Read More

BLM staff donate £16,000 after marathon fundraising effort

A team of 22 colleagues from the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices of BLM in Scotland have raised £16,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by participating in the recent Edinburgh Marathon Festival. ...Read More

Johnston Carmichael raises nearly £19,000 for Guide Dogs

Johnston Carmichael welcomed a canine visitor from Guide Dogs Scotland earlier this week, following its fundraising efforts for the charity. ...Read More

Comment: Social Responsibility – it’s not just for the big boys...and girls

CRS or Corporate Social Responsibility is not just for "corporates", SME's need to get more involved too.  We asked Murray Allan, Head of Membership Services at Scottish Business in the Community, to explain why. ...Read More

Five Scottish charities benefit from share of £1m RBS fund

Five Scottish charities which aim to help people build a better future for themselves and get back into employment have received a share of a new £1m fund from the Royal Bank of Scotland. ...Read More

Optical Express golf day raises £20,000 for STV Children’s Appeal

A golf day organised by Optical Express has raised more than £20,000 for the STV Children’s Appeal, taking them a fair way towards the total £100,000 donation the firm has pledged. ...Read More

DWF named one of Scotland’s most responsible businesses

Legal business DWF has been awarded the Closing the Education Gap accolade at the Scottish Business in the Community (SBC) awards for its innovative 5 STAR Futures programme. ...Read More

The Boozy Cow targets £1million charity donation by 2018

Scottish philanthropist and entrepreneur, Garreth Wood, is to donate all of the profits from his burger bar chain, The Boozy Cow, to charity – a sum expected to reach more than £1million annually by 2018. ...Read More

Sign your squad for summer footballing fun with NSPCC Scotland

Join NSPCC Scotland’s West of Scotland World Footie Tournament in Glasgow and help the charity fight for every childhood. ...Read More

CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility ...What’s that about then?

We get asked a lot about our CRS or Corporate Social Responsibility stories. Why do companies get involved in CSR and what benefits does a CSR policy bring? So instead of us answering these questions we asked Jane Wood, CEO of Scottish Business in the Community to explain. ...Read More

Aberdein Considine starts 12 month fundraising campaign

Aberdein Considine plans to raise thousands of pounds for a leading Scottish charity over the next twelve months. ...Read More

McIntosh raises nearly £1,000 for Cash for Kids

Scottish ready meal brand, McIntosh, has raised almost £1,000 for Cash for Kids through an in-store campaign with a national supermarket. ...Read More

Hundreds of employees across Scotland to take part in a day of volunteering activities

Hundreds of employees from businesses across Scotland will be volunteering in the community on Give & Gain Day on 15 May 2015, the world’s only dedicated day of employee volunteering. ...Read More

Clydesdale Bank hits the right note for charity

A selection of the UK’s first fully polymer banknotes to enter circulation have gone under the hammer to raise almost £40,000 for charity. ...Read More

PwC Aberdeen gearing up to Ride the Nation for charity

Five intrepid cyclists from PwC’s Aberdeen office are gearing up join the UK firm’s ambitious Ride the Nation challenge. ...Read More

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