At Arma, we have always believed that it is important to be part of and contribute to the neighbourhood in which we live and work. Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme is therefore geared towards providing impactful philanthropy and mutually beneficial engagement opportunities within our local community.
Our current philanthropy programme is focused on Connect London, a new fund set up by the well-established London Community Foundation, with the aim of tackling isolation and improving wellbeing amongst disadvantaged Londoners of all ages and backgrounds. The London Community Foundation has already invested over £70 million across the capital and we are really excited to partner with them for this new initiative.
ARK Globe Academy
Over the past few years, we have also developed an excellent relationship with our local secondary school, Ark Globe Academy, where many of the students are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ark Globe’s mission is to prepare their students for university and to inspire them to be leaders in their community. Arma employees support this work by volunteering their time with skills-based activities such as interview practice as well as helping the students to develop the ambition and confidence to succeed through networking events held for the students at our offices in The Shard.
We encourage our employees to get involved with volunteering opportunities in our local community. That can mean spending a lunch hour sharing skills with local sixth formers in our offices or joining clients on a variety of charitable activities. Our employees are entitled to a day’s paid volunteering leave on top of their annual allowance to work with a charity of their choice.