How business can lend a hand
Businesses large and small have a crucial part to play in making The Big Help Out a success.
From the thousands of local shops and services which form the backbone of our communities to the biggest brands, every one can make a difference.
We are calling on businesses to support events in their local communities, organise and register their own Big Help Out activities, and help us to spread the word among their customers, employees, partners and communities.
Imagine what a difference you could make if all your customers, employees and partners joined in and lent a hand?
To find out about how your business can help follow the link.
To help us spread the word, share on your social media channels or put posters up in your windows, here’s a useful toolkit with everything you need
The more of us who lend a hand, the bigger the difference we will make.
Here are some of the organisations already helping us to make a change.
Nextdoor is the neighbourhood network that connects you to your neighbours and everything nearby. Neighbours around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby – neighbours, businesses, and public services. You can join Nextdoor for free here www.nextdoor.co.uk or find it in the App store.
Kindness is core to our purpose: to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighbourhood they can rely on. We’re delighted that this once-in-a-lifetime event, The King’s Coronation, is marked by a day of people coming together, locally, to do good. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and give back to your community. We see small and big acts of kindness every day on Nextdoor, so we feel very connected to what The Big Help Out is trying to achieve.
You can use Nextdoor to spread the word about your Big Help Out activities and find more neighbours to join you. You can either post this to the newsfeed, create an event or even get neighbours together in a group!
At BT Group our purpose is ‘We Connect for Good’ and one of the ways we’re doing this is by supporting our colleagues across BT Group to make a difference by giving their time and enthusiasm to help charities and good causes. We believe this helps them to develop new skills, supports their local communities and helps their wellbeing. We’re passionate about volunteering and supporting our people to do so which is why we give our colleagues 3 working days to volunteer (pro rata) each year.
As one of the UK’s biggest employers, we are throwing our full support behind The Big Help Out and look forward to hearing how our colleagues have decided to make a difference in their communities. We hope that the whole nation sees the long weekend as an opportunity to get involved in this excellent initiative and give volunteering a try.
Ocean Outdoor’s mission is to connect with the people in the nations, regions, cities and towns where we operate. Working in partnership with local authorities, we are committed to using our city centre and roadside outdoor screen networks whenever possible to useful, positive effect.
In fact, Ocean returns 50% of all revenue generated to local councils in Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Glasgow and Liverpool. This ensures that essential money is pumped back into local communities, healthcare and infrastructure.
Our close association to cities gives us a chance to share localised messages and amplify local not-for-profit groups and causes on our screens to audiences at scale. No other media channel is able to give back to the local community this way.
For Ocean, the opportunity to lend a hand to The Big Help Out was a natural fit because we want the communities around our screens to feel like we represent them fully and fairly. And because this is an opportunity for us to learn even more from the people, organisations and neighbourhoods where we have a presence.
On this historic Coronation weekend, we are delighted to help spread the word by celebrating the incredible army of volunteers who will mobilise on May 8th. Have a great day everyone.
At British Airways, we’re on a journey to create a better, more sustainable future. We call it BA Better World. With a focus on People, Planet and Responsible Business, we’re building on decades of work to transform our business. We are incredibly proud of our BA Better World programme, which marks our commitment to investing in communities across our network, and providing life-changing and sustainable opportunities to help those who need it most.
Our new BA Better World Community Fund has, so far, supported more than 170 organisations across the UK. In addition, we continue to help those in need through our Flying Start partnership with Comic Relief and partnerships with the British Red Cross and Disasters Emergency Committee, as well as supporting our colleagues in their charitable endeavours. . We are proud to be a business partner of The Big Help Out and can’t wait for our colleagues to get involved by volunteering with this incredible initiative which supports local communities.