Are you a community minded business?

We can help your business take clear steps to become more connected with local good causes in your area. Whether this is volunteering, partnerships with a local charity, discounts for local volunteers or fundraising for a good cause, we have plenty of ideas to help you connect with the community. View some ideas below and get in touch to start the conversation.

Offer a discount through Lewisham Local Card

Lewisham Local Card is given freely to local volunteers, charities and businesses part of the scheme. The card helps keep business local in Lewisham and values independent businesses. Over 450 businesses are giving discounts through Lewisham Local Card.

Employee Volunteering

Everyone has time and everyone has skills. What can you do for a local good cause this year?

Employee volunteering has many benefits for the local community as well as your organisation and employees. We have various types of opportunities for your employees to get involved with including:

  • One-off team volunteering days
  • Volunteering projects using your skills
  • Mentoring a young person
  • Mock interviews in schools
  • Becoming a trustee

Email for more information.

Local Charity Partnerships & Fundraising

Could your business partner with a local charity or good cause and help them grow? Some ideas are:

  • Team Volunteer Days to boost their cause
  • Share your skills and expertise to help them develop
  • Fundraising events or donate
  • Sponsor an event

Email for more information.

Join Our Asset Sharing Network

Sharing our time, resources, skills and things; whatever you want to share! Get in touch if you have something to share. Email for more information.

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Lewisham Community Toilets

Lewisham Community Toilet scheme offers more clean, safe and accessible toilets that are open to the public, at no cost, during normal office opening hours. Members of Lewisham Community Toilet scheme include local businesses and cafés, whose toilet facilities are available for the public to use. Contact us if your business could consider becoming a Lewisham Community Toilet!

Refill Lewisham

In the UK alone, it is estimated that 800 plastic bottles per MINUTE end up in landfill or as litter. At the current rate by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.

Refill Lewisham is a free water refill scheme to make tap water refills accessible through local businesses becoming free Refill Stations and help reduce single-use plastic waste.

Sign up to become a free water refill station, boost your environmental credentials and give back to the community.

Sugar Smart Lewisham

We consume too much sugar. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay are increasing. In Lewisham two in five children are obese or overweight when they start secondary school and 60% of adults are overweight or obese.

To sign up to the Sugar Smart Lewisham campaign, there are two things you need to do:

  1. Make a few positive changes in your business, such as:
    • reducing the availability of sugary food and drinks
    • promoting sugary products less
    • supplying and promoting more healthy alternative
  2. Spread the message about sugar to employees, customers and suppliers

Healthier Catering Commitment

A London-wide scheme to reduce obesity and help make food sold in Lewisham healthier. Businesses selling food can receive an award to display, and an opportunity to be promoted locally.

For more information please contact Livia at GCDA on 0208 269 4880 or

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