Corporate Social Responsibility
St James Quarter is proud to announce its partnership with two Edinburgh charities, Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids and Deaf Action. Through the partnership, St James Quarter aims to raise over £100,000 in the 2021-2022, improving the lives of disadvantaged children or those who are deaf or hard of hearing in the local community.
Over the next year, St James Quarter aims to raise the equivalent of 1p per visitor to The Quarter through a host of staff and guest initiatives.
Through the partnership with Deaf Action, St James Quarter is committed to becoming the world’s first cultural and lifestyle hub which is fully inclusive and accessible to deaf visitors. There are 75,000 deaf and hard of hearing people living within 1 hour of St James Quarter, so together, the partnership aims to raise deaf awareness, celebrate deaf culture, and equip those at St James Quarter with the skills they need to offer a truly welcoming and inclusive experience for all.
Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids is a local charity based in Edinburgh. Everything raised locally, stays locally. The partnership with St James Quarter will help to raise vital funds to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the local Edinburgh community who are affected by poverty, illness, neglect and additional needs.
The collaboration comes at a crucial stage for Cash For Kids who have supported over 10,000 local families who have been hardest-hit by the pandemic by providing the basic essentials such as food, toiletries, clothing and electricity.
In order to pioneer our corporate social responsibility initiative within The Quarter, our CSR committee selects the worthwhile causes we support each year. On an annual basis, charities and non-profit groups have the opportunity to pitch their unique cause to our panel, presenting their plans for the upcoming year and showcasing how St James Quarter can champion their inspiring work. The selected charities are supported in their charitable initiatives throughout the year by The Quarter and will also have the opportunity to extend the partnership further.
For more information about St James Quarter corporate social responsibility initiatives, please contact CSR@stjamesquarter.com