SR2 stands for Socially Responsible Recruitment, and that’s not just a clever way to help us stand out from the crowd. Putting people up there alongside profits is part of our DNA, and we’ve committed to some pretty tangible promises in order to put that into action. One of which is our charity scheme.
How it works
We have committed to making 2 financial donations a year to the charity or the charitable cause we are supporting. Our focus will be on partnering with smaller local charities who are doing amazing work and are often the ones in need of funding.
During the time we support our charity, we gift them 5% of our profits. We also help out by volunteering, with each member of the SR2 team committing to at least two days a year of their time. We have also created Bristol Technology Volunteers which is a community group that connects charities in need of IT support/work with techies that have the skills and desire to give back via some pro-bono work.
And as part of our promise to always be transparent, we’ll be keeping you updated with who we have been supporting, what we have been doing, where the money has gone and what impact it’s had.
In our first 2 years of business, we have now donated over 140 hours of volunteering and over £23,000 to 2 amazing local charities that are total superheroes.
(*If you want to recommend a charity, we’d be really keen to hear your ideas.)
Our current charity
Changes Bristol supports people with their mental health recovery.
Approximately one in four people in the UK experience a mental health issue each year. Figures show that Bristol sees higher rates of mental illness than the national average, with disadvantaged areas the worst affected.
Changes Bristol is a grassroots mental health charity that has been providing peer support groups since 2004. Changes Bristol offers a support network which anyone can access. You don’t need a GP referral, there are no waiting lists, and you can access the support for as long as you need it.
With the help of trained mental health facilitators, these safe, confidential groups enable people to work together to improve their mental health.
SR2 are partnering with Changes Bristol to work towards providing an empathetic, confidential support system to improve Bristol’s mental health.
Previous Charity Partners
Last year we supported homeless people in our community via Caring in Bristol.
Bristol has one of the highest rates of homelessness anywhere in the country, it’s around twice as high as the national average.
Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that engage an amazing community of volunteers, bringing people together to make change happen. They are an amazing bunch and a charity and it was a pleasure working with them.