Making a difference in the communities we serve
A caring College
Whether we’re taking part in fundraising events, offering our facilities to support a local cause, or contributing directly from our salaries to help people in need, giving to charity is integral to our role in the community.
Run by a committee of volunteers drawn from College staff, the Mess Club is the social and charitable arm of the College. It provides a social network for employees, delegates and the local community. Throughout the year the Mess Club holds a number of fundraising events in support of nominated charities. These events include formal functions, weekly quiz nights, tribute acts and an annual firework display.
Capita-wide charity support
Our parent company Capita plc runs an active company-wide charity support programme. In 2014 Capita’s employees chose The Prince’s Trust as the company’s latest charity partner. So far over half a million pounds for has been raised for The Trust by employees.
Supporting charities in other ways
Capita supports employees who take part in charitable activities by providing additional funding for the charity. In addition Capita runs a central payroll giving scheme that provides a simple and efficient way for our people to give money to their chosen charities. Every employee is able to take one day a year as paid volunteering leave.