Inspire and Engage
Support your local community
Community action refers to the collective efforts of individuals or groups to address social, economic, or environmental issues that affect their communities. It can take various forms, such as organising, advocacy, service, education, or research and aims to empower communities to participate in decision-making processes, improve their quality of life, and promote social justice.
If you are looking for ways to take action and support your local community – we can help you to get on the right path.
Make a positive difference
Volunteering is extremely valuable as it can benefit the community or the cause that you care about, by donating your time, skills, and energy, to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Learn new skills and meet new people
Volunteering also offers benefit to the volunteer themselves as it can provide opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people, and gain valuable experience, whilst boosting self-esteem, confidence, and happiness.
Foster civic responsibility and social awareness
Volunteering can foster a sense of civic responsibility and social awareness and can help to understand the issues and challenges that affect people and the natural environment.
Inspire and engage people
Volunteering can inspire people to become more engaged and active in their community, providing opportunities to the individual and delivering wide reaching positive impact on the environment and the local community.
As a charity, we recognise the vital role fundraisers hold within our organisation and within the community supporting causes they feel most passionate about.
Fundraisers use different methods and strategies to achieve their desired goal, some methods include; online campaigns, events, grants, sponsorships and partnerships. Starting a fundraising campaign requires careful planning, communication and evaluation methods to ensure that the goals and objectives of the cause are met, and that the donors’ expectations and interests are satisfied.
The Code of Fundraising Practice sets the standards that apply to fundraising carried out by all charitable institutions and third party fundraisers in the UK. Read the Fundraising Standards Code before undertaking any fundraising activities. To find out more about Fundraising for a charity or cause, visit the Fundraising Regulator website.
You can make a difference to your community by donating your bulky household waste to The Groundwork Shop. We offer free collection service for any goods and furniture that are not damaged or overly used. You can donate any clothing, toys, shoes and smaller household items to the Pre-Loved Store at Marsden Health and Wellbeing Centre. Your donations stay within South Tyneside to help local people and power the circular economy by diverting bulky household waste away from landfill.
Make a difference to your community by donating your bulky household items to The Groundwork Shop. We offer free collection service for goods and furniture that are not damaged or overly used. You can also donate clothing, toys, shoes and smaller household items to the Pre-Loved Store at Marsden Health and Wellbeing Centre. All donations stay within South Tyneside, helping to power the circular economy.