As the year draws to a close, and as tradition dictates, we reflect on collective achievements over the past 12 months...
Of note, the 30,000-strong Neighbourly Good Cause network has shown phenomenal resilience, agility and compassion despite the immense challenges being faced, and in what has been a difficult economic period for everyone, we are extremely proud of the positive impact we have been able to make, in partnership with our clients.
In 2023 we’ve facilitated £100M in impact into communities across the UK and Ireland
This includes more than 55 million meals’ worth of vital surplus food (17 million more than 2022), over 63,800 hours of volunteering, and £5.8 million in grants and direct donations, facilitated by the Neighbourly Foundation.
Overall, the efforts of Neighbourly corporate partners and employees this year have aided charities and community causes in EVERY postcode region across the UK supporting over 6 million people nationwide each week. Since our founding, and with your support, we’ve facilitated a total of £336 million in community investment and this growing impact affirms our collective power to connect responsible business with grassroots change.
For Neighbourly, 2023 saw some pivotal moments in helping to drive community impact. In March we launched new platform features to allow businesses to self-serve their own giving programmes - a solution that is attracting a growing number of new organisations and expediting our mission to deliver £1 billion in impact by 2025.
We were delighted to see our progress recognised in May in the Management Today Business Awards where we were announced as the winner in the ‘Best use of Technology' category. These awards were created to recognise and celebrate organisations who are defined by a clarity of purpose and dedication to doing business the right way.
Over the summer, Hays UK&I launched their ambitious volunteer campaign ‘Hays Gets Neighbourly’ which delivered over 9,200 hours of volunteer time into the community within just two weeks - an outstanding and market-defining undertaking.
In the busy weeks of November, in the lead-up to the festive peak, the team has been able to celebrate Neighbourly programmes being featured in various Christmas TV ad campaigns. Lidl and Aldi both made it into the list of 2023’s most effective festive ads,, and it has been fantastic to be part of the iconic Coca-Cola UK truck tour making its way down the country and supporting local communities through the Neighbourly Foundation along the way.
Our deepest thanks to our network
As we carry this momentum into 2024, all of us at Neighbourly would like to express our deepest thanks to our network for your support in creating a path toward a more just, sustainable and resilient future for our communities and neighbourhoods.
From us all - we wish you a very Merry Christmas and an impactful new year ahead.