Thursday 04 Oct 2012 – These annual honours recognise the contribution City businesses make to their local communities. Lloyd’s was shortlisted in two categories – the overall Lord Mayor’s Award for community programmes and the Social Inclusion Award for Sporting Chances. This award is for the programme’s work with Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation (THYSF). Since 2005, Lloyd’s Community Programme has provided 5, 000 opportunities for children to take part in competitive tournaments and try new sports.
The Lord Mayor’s Award recognises businesses that have shown a long-term (at least 5 years), sustainable commitment to a wide-ranging programme of community engagement in London.
Vicky Mirfin, Lloyd’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager said: “It’s an honour for the Lloyd’s market to be shortlisted. It’s testimony to the outstanding commitment of so many Lloyd’s market companies over the last twenty-three years.”
Now in its 23rd year, Lloyd’s Community Programme supports a number of education, employability and regeneration schemes within East London. It has donated more than £1 million to local community partners over the last ten years.
Last year over 1, 500 people from Lloyd’s market companies volunteered to make a difference, taking part in community programmes ranging from student mentoring to sports coaching. In the last six years alone Lloyd’s Community Programme volunteers have given over 70, 000 hours of support worth over £2 million.