Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Comtact considers the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of its activities on employees, communities and the environment. We voluntarily take steps to improve the quality of life for employees and their families as well as for the local community and society at large. A number of initiatives have been put in place to achieve this.
Comtact supports a number of charities including:
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders that provide humanitarian service and encourage high ethical standards in society. Rotary’s main objective is service in the community, the workplace, and around the globe, and its’ members focus their efforts on improvement in key areas such as education and literacy, and economic and community development.
For a number of years Comtact has sponsored and presented prizes at the Annual Youth Speaks competition, a public speaking contest for youngsters aged from 11 to 18 run by Rotary International. Dominic List, Comtact’s founder and chairman is a Rotary honorary member. To find out more about The Rotary Club, or if you are interested in becoming a member, visit The Rotary Club
Fredericks Foundation is a charitable organisation set up in 2001 by Paul Barry-Walsh, a successful entrepreneur in his own right who wanted to help others who aspire to run their own business but are unable to obtain the necessary support to do so. Most of Fredericks Clients choose self-employment as the best (and sometimes the only), route out of benefit-dependency.
As a result of the economic downturn, as well as helping people off benefits, Fredericks Foundation has branched out to assist existing companies in need of finance who are unable to obtain it from their bank. The charity is funded in a number of different ways, including substantial donations from its founder on a regular basis. Visit Fredericks Foundation to find out more.
Peckham Park Youth Project is a charitable organisation set up to meet the needs of the young people in the community. It is a place for young people who are looking for a quiet place to study in an environment where they can feel safe.
The quiet study room utilises a disused area in the back of the Peckham Park Road Baptist church. Comtact provided funding in order to finish the work already done on the room. This included providing hard wearing carpet tiles, furniture including computer and study desks, office chairs, sofas as well as other office equipment. In addition to this, a network of computers, including all software and sufficient security solutions to ensure of the safety of the children has been installed. Finally funding was also provided for a full time assistant in the quiet room.
The Hebe Foundation is a youth organisation that works with all young people to help them discover and use their talents. They provide young people with a safe environment in which to expand their minds, learn new skills and discover their talents in fun creative ways. The emphasis is to build up a young person and equip them with the skills needed to thrive through honest, hard work with a determination to succeed, no matter the circumstances.
Comtact is a long standing supporter of The Hebe Foundation, supporting projects including the Junior Apprentice Youth Project. Visit The Hebe Foundation to find out more about Comtact’s involvement..
Camp Cando is a grass roots voluntary organisation for young people with a complexity of special and behavioural needs. Every year they give a group of young people from London the opportunity to spend a life enhancing and fun week away from home in the summer. Their team of helpers ensure an excellent standard of care and attention to meet each the campers’ individual needs. The week provides well deserved respite for the parents and carers and family members of these amazing teenagers.
Comtact is delighted to support such a worthy voluntary organisation. To see some of Camp Cando’s important work visit, Camp Cando.