New scheme for communities to benefit from businesses

People who share a passion for connecting and engaging the resources of businesses for the benefit of the local community, are about to start secondments through Business in the Community's new Business Connectors programme. The programme is designed to:

  • Support business to work in partnership with local community organisations
  • Support enterprise activity in the local area
  • Increase the capacity of the VCS through facilitating business support
  • Improve the quality of life for local communities in need.

The programme offers leadership and personal development opportunity for employees in supporting companies, including Sainsbury's, BT, Lloyds, Dairy Crest, Everything Everywhere, Greggs and Royal Mail, who have all already signed up. Over a five year period, the programme aims to have over 1,500 Business Connectors, working in 450 local communities, creating more than 20,000 new local partnerships and mobilising resources and support into the VCS worth more than £130 million. For further information, including how to host a Business Connector, visit, email or telephone Alison on 020 7566 8768.