Our Local Communities
With an ethos of giving back, we use our sustained growth to support the health and wellbeing of our local communities, and particularly young Londoners, through sport, education, employment and other opportunities.
We launched a five-year plan for Powerday Foundation which sees us working with partners to deliver activities for over 10,000 young people across London by 2025 and provide and attract over £2m in funding to enable this. We delivered activities to over 3,000 young Londoners in 2023, exceeding our target by 20%, and secured over £300,000 in funding to support London Boxing clubs.
We have a particular focus in our plan on increasing participation amongst those with traditionally low participation rates, notably women and girls, and those with disabilities and special needs. Activities include sponsorship of the first national Down syndrome swimming championships with client Keltbray Group in November 2022, something which we have committed to support for the ensuing five years. We also support exclusive Muslim women’s boxing sessions with Our Power Hub at Dale Youth Boxing Club. We are providing free period products with social enterprise, Hey Girls, to clubs across London to remove one of the barriers to participation and enable more women to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of boxing.
Every year, we award athlete bursaries to aspiring champion boxers from across London to help them achieve their sporting potential. Since launching the scheme in 2015 we have helped over 50 young Londoners to achieve their boxing potential at regional, national and international levels, with previous recipients include Tokyo 2021 Olympic Bronze medalist Caroline Dubois. In 2023, we will be expanding the scheme to other sports to provide lifechanging opportunities to even more young Londoners.
We also offer apprenticeships to support young Londoners through employment, and work with local schools to provide educational opportunities around recycling and waste management. Please contact us for further details.
We strive to be a good neighbour, prioritising health and safety and continually taking measures to eliminate noise, dust and odour generated by our operations. However, with around 80% of our employees living within a 15-mile radius of our head office, we believe it is important to go further and not only minimise our negative impacts but have a positive impact by working with our local community to improve the local environment. We do this as part of campaigns such as Keep Britain Tidy and in conjunction with local partners including The Island Triangle Residents’ Association (TITRA).
“We are passionate about having a genuinely positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our communities. In 2023, as well as continuing to deliver the Powerday Foundation strategy, we are pleased to be able to expand our bursary programme and provide apprenticeships, both aligned to our support of disadvantaged young Londoners through sport, education and employment. We will continue to work with community groups and partner organisations to ensure we are meeting local need and providing real benefits to our communities.”
Edward Crossan, Chief Executive Officer