Are you a community minded business?

We can help your business take clear steps to become more connected with local good causes in your area. Whether this is volunteering, being twinned with a local charity or even fundraising for a good cause, we have plenty of ideas to suit your skills and interests. View some ideas below and get in touch to start the conversation.

Employee Volunteering

Everyone has time and everyone has skills. What can you do for a local good cause this year?

Employee volunteering has many benefits for the local community as well as your organisation and employees. We have various types of opportunities for your employees to get involved with including:

  • One-off team volunteering days
  • Volunteering projects using your skills
  • Mentoring a young person
  • Mock interviews in schools
  • Becoming a trustee

Fundraise, Donate & Sponsor

There are many important community projects in Lewisham that need funds to continue their good work.

You could fundraise for a local good cause this year.

Many organisations are now crowdfunding, using online platforms to raise funds. Why not donate today to a local good cause?

Or perhaps sponsor an event or a local charity?

Sharing Resources & In-Kind

We want to promote a sharing culture in Lewisham.

Sharing our time, resources, skills and things; whatever you want to share!

Get in touch if you have something to share.

hello@lewishamlocal.com

Sign up to Lewisham Local Card

Lewisham Local Card recognises the contribution volunteers make and aims to boost spending in our local economy.

Volunteers with local organisations can access a card and receive special deals from independent businesses in Lewisham.

We have over 150 independent businesses offering our cardholders special deals.

​It’s simple to join and there are no fees. Sign up your business today!

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Lewisham Community Toilets

The new Lewisham Community Toilet scheme offers more clean, safe and accessible toilets that are open to the public, at no cost, during normal office opening hours.

Members of Lewisham Community Toilet scheme include local businesses and cafés, whose toilet facilities are available for the public to use.

Contact us if your business could consider becoming a Lewisham Community Toilet!

Free Water Refills

In the UK alone, it is estimated that 800 plastic bottles per MINUTE end up in landfill or as litter. At the current rate by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.

Refill London is a free water refill scheme backed by Thames Water and The Mayor of London. Refill London aims to make tap water refills accessible through local businesses becoming free Refill Stations.

Sign up to become a free water refill station, boost your environmental credentials and be seen to be giving back to the community.

Sugar Smart Lewisham

Why we need your help

We consume too much sugar. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay are increasing. In Lewisham two in five children are obese or overweight when they start secondary school and 60% of adults are overweight or obese.

What you could do

To sign up to the Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign, there are two things you need to do:

  1. Make a few positive changes in your business, such as:
    • reducing the availability of sugary food and drinks
    • promoting sugary products less
    • supplying and promoting more healthy alternative
  2. Spread the message about sugar to employees, customers and suppliers

Healthier Catering Commitment for London

A London-wide scheme to reduce obesity and help make food sold in Lewisham healthier. Businesses selling food can receive an award to display, and an opportunity to be promoted locally.

For more information please contact Livia at GCDA on 0208 269 4880 or livia@gcda.org.uk.

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