Neighbourly: Volunteer Scheme

BID Lead

Support local good causes and make a difference in Bristol.

Project Type
April 2023

We have partnered with Neighbourly, an award-winning giving platform, to provide local businesses with the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Bristol area by facilitating employee volunteering and donations to causes in the neighbourhood.

Through Neighbourly’s network of over 8,000 local charities and community groups, employees of levy paying businesses will be able to discover opportunities to support causes that they truly care about.

As a company in the Redcliffe and Temple BID area, you’ll be able to use the platform to connect with good causes that matter the most to you, your employees and customers by targeting volunteering time or donations to a Sustainable Development Goal or impact theme, location or beneficiary type, delivering the greatest impact.

You can sign up as an individual, or as a dedicated contact for your wider team. You can then browse the range of opportunities available at different charities or community groups and get in touch with them to arrange a volunteering day to suit you.

Opportunities range from hands on projects like gardening or building, or social and community work, or even offering pro-bono advice or education.

In May 2024, Neighbourly teamed up with Microsoft to deliver the DigitalBridge campaign, allowing charities and community groups in the Neighbourly network to access support for digital duties. Volunteers from Redcliffe & Temple BID can get involved with these digital opportunities including administrative, strategic and creative tasks. The campaign also provides access to online resources facilitated by Microsoft.



Neighbourly aims to deliver £1bn of social impact by 2025

The Neighbourly philosophy is to ‘put local impact at the heart of responsible business’ and the B Corp has an ambitious target to deliver £1bn impact by 2025. With over 25,000 good causes around the UK & Ireland and hundreds in Bristol alone, from food banks to community centres to hospices, the Neighbourly platform is entirely free for charitable organisations, schools and community groups. Historically the site has supported large enterprises like M&S, Virgin Media O2 and B&Q who are using their resources to spark change in the communities they serve, but this month Neighbourly has launched new features to enable smaller businesses to also deliver against their purpose objectives.

To find out more check out Neighbourly’s website.

Our Sustainability Commitment

We identified six SDGs which we will focus on during this BID term. 
This project primarily supports SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing