We are long-term responsible custodians of thriving destinations across the West End. Our aim is to build long-term relationships with community stakeholders that maximise the value generated from our own resources and influence.
We are committed to supporting our local community, with a particular emphasis on training and development for young people. We work with a range of partners including not-for-profit organisations, charities, educational establishments, and other local community groups. By working with local organisations, we can build long-term relationships that maximise the value generated from our own resources and influence.
Our neighbourhoods form a pivotal link with their local communities, providing a catalyst for long- term economic benefits. We aim to enhance the quality of life in those communities and endeavour, where practical, to provide amenities in support of this objective.
We identify and respond to the needs of the local communities in Westminster and Camden and work closely with local authorities and other stakeholders. We encourage our people to participate in volunteering activities during working hours and provide financial support to the charities that they work with.
We recognise it is important to engage with local communities and regulatory bodies, our customers and staff, and other interested parties so that their views and opinions inform the development of our business.
Our approach is set out in more detail in our Community Policy.
Community Engagement Highlights
Prior to the merger, Shaftesbury and Capco supported a wide range of projects, some of which are highlighted below:
- Partnerships with Young Westminster and Young Camden Foundation, supporting their Brighter Futures Fund and Heads Up Mental Health Fund respectively
- Outreach for homeless people in the local area though St Mungo’s and The Connection at St. Martin’s
- Support for our second scholar from the University of Westminster, committing to continuing to fund fees and a bursary for an undergraduate student studying Real Estate
- Providing opportunity for local young people to experience the property industry in partnership with local social enterprise, 2-3 Degrees
- Support for local community groups such as Chinese Community Centre, Covent Garden Community Centre
- Support for local arts, through funding of IRIS Theatre Company, Chicken Shed, Mousetrap Theatre Project and Royal Opera House
- Apple Market Schools Challenge
- Support for ex-service personnel through Armistice Day Commemoration and Blind Veterans UK