Nearly 500,000 Londoners have benefitted because of the charitable and voluntary work of some of London’s companies. They were honoured this week at the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards recognise responsible businesses of all sizes and sectors which go above and beyond their normal work to help regenerate communities in London.
We are thrilled to announce that The Education and Lifelong Learning Award went to Liberum Capital, for its partnership with School-Home Support (SHS). The partnership aims to help local disadvantaged children and young people to improve their literacy skills, confidence and aspirations, working not only with pupils but with their parents to provide a rounded approach. 50 pupils benefit from this programme every year – many of whom face homelessness, domestic violence and extreme poverty.
Jeffrey Mountevans, Lord Mayor of the City of London, said:
“These firms are an example of how the private sector can make a tremendous difference. They provide vital support, including free legal advice where provision has been cut, support for school children and their parents where educational attainment has been low, and help for small businesses to grow, creating new jobs for Londoners.
“These initiatives are an important investment in the businesses’ workforce, London’s communities and the collective future of both London, and the entire UK.”
The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, now in its 29th year, is among the most established and distinguished business-community engagement awards in the UK. It forms one part of the City of London Corporation’s commitment to supporting businesses to have a positive social impact on their communities.
Chief Executive at SHS, Jan Tallis, said, “Liberum are 8 years old and have been supporting and working with SHS for 5 years: this shows the dedication that they have to supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the local community. We are absolutely delighted that their work has been recognised with this award, and thrilled to be working in partnership together.”
You can watch a short video on the partnership below.