Podcasts related to Charities/Community Action - London Community Action Projects

Podcast Directory


Genre: Charities/Community Action / Topic: London Community Action Projects
Clear Selection

Nigel Cassidy

The 30th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards – project lead Florelle Adat tells us more

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast on

The 30th anniversary of the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards – project lead Florelle Adat tells us more
Share Radio Breakfast turns its attention to businesses who are fully committed to community work. This year will be the 30th anniversary of the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards, which celebrates so called responsible businesses of all sizes and sectors. This year, the organisers are calling for firms to apply who run community programmes. To tell us more, Florelle Adat, project lead on the Lord Mayors Dragon Awards, joined Nigel Cassidy.
Guest:

Florelle Adat


Published:
Georgie Frost

What is the future of young entrepreneurship post-Brexit?

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Consuming Issues

What is the future of young entrepreneurship post-Brexit?
Tuition fees are increasing for students, low-income families are losing grants, more competition for jobs, high house prices - what does all this mean for kids out there with big dreams? And what do they think of their chances in a post Brexit Britain? Joining Georgie Frost today are three young men who are helping shape the next generation of business. Adam Bradford is an award winning social activist, Louis Howell is a Youth and Community Trainer, and Jacob Sarkil is former young mayor of Lewisham and a youth leader and social entrepreneur.

Published:
Marc Shoffman

Questions of Faith: religion and charity

Marc Shoffman
Original Broadcast:

Questions Of Faith

Questions of Faith: religion and charity
The Muslim community has come to the end of its holy month of Ramadan. As well as a month of fasting the festival also has a big focus on charitable giving, known as Zakat. But Islam isn't the only faith that puts charity at the centre of its beliefs. Research commissioned by the BBC in 2014 found that people who have a religious belief are more likely to give to charity than non-believers. Sikhs and Jews emerged as the most likely to share their wealth with a good cause, just ahead of Christians, Hindus and Muslims. The study, carried out for the BBC's network of local radio stations found that levels of generosity across the British public are strikingly high, but highest among those with a religious faith. As many as seven in 10 people in England said they had given money to a charity in the past month. But while just over two thirds of those who professed no religious faith claimed to have done so, among believers the figure rose to almost eight out of 10. Among those polled, all of the Sikhs and 82 per cent of practising Jews had given money in the past month. Among practising Christians the figure was 78 per cent. So what is it about religion that makes people so charitable? Well as one example, in the Jewish faith there is a rule that people should give 10 per cent to charity, known as Tzedakah. Marc Shoffman spoke to Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum of the Hadley Wood Jewish community to find out more.
Guest:

Marc Shoffman


Published:
Sarah Pennells (1)

Young Money: National Volunteer Week

Sarah Pennells (1)
Original Broadcast:

Young Money on

Young Money: National Volunteer Week
Now it's something that over 21 million people in the UK do at least once a year and they don't get paid a penny. What is it? Volunteering. This week is Volunteers' Week where you can find out more about what's involved in volunteering. Volunteering can be anything from getting involved in projects and charities in your neighbourhood to travelling abroad. So, how can you get involved? What are the benefits and how do you work out what type of project to get involved in? Sarah Pennells and our Young Money Champion, Rachael Healey, are joined by Alison Harvie who's the head of communications at Volunteering Matters and by Stefan Watham who's the chief executive of Year Out Group.
Guests:

Rachael Healy, Alison Harvie, Stefan Watham


Published:
Sue Dougan

Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine: Episode Seven

Sue Dougan
Original Broadcast:

Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine on

Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine: Episode Seven
In this edition of Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine, Sue Dougan is joined by, Editor-in-Chief, Helena Lang and they kick off the programme with...chocolate! From cocoa to bar Simon Pattinson, founder of Montezuma's, explains how they're making ethically sourced and tasty chocolate bars. Helena meets food author Eleonora Galasso on the night of her book launch to discuss why 'food happiness' is so important in her book and in Italian culture. Claire Blampied OBE, from Sacla' UK, explains how she captured the nations's hearts with pesto, while Shauna Guinn, talks BBQ, USA-style, and her first recipe book, Hang the Fire Cookbook, with her business partner Samantha Evans.
Guests:

Helena Lang, Claire Blampied, Eleonora Galasso, Shauna Guinn, Simon Pattinson


Published:
Sue Dougan

Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine: Episode Seven

Sue Dougan
Original Broadcast:

Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine on

Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine: Episode Seven
In this edition of Share Food with Sainsbury's Magazine, Sue Dougan is joined by, Editor-in-Chief, Helena Lang and they kick off the programme with...chocolate! From cocoa to bar Simon Pattinson, founder of Montezuma's, explains how they're making ethically sourced and tasty chocolate bars. Helena meets food author Eleonora Galasso on the night of her book launch to discuss why 'food happiness' is so important in her book and in Italian culture. Claire Blampied OBE, from Sacla' UK, explains how she captured the nations's hearts with pesto, while Shauna Guinn, talks BBQ, USA-style, and her first recipe book, Hang the Fire Cookbook, with her business partner Samantha Evans.
Guests:

Helena Lang, Claire Blampied, Eleonora Galasso, Shauna Guinn, Simon Pattinson


Published:
Georgie Frost

Time to save our libraries? Listen to Poet Greta Bellamacina and journalist Davina Catt who made a film on the library's importance

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Consuming Issues

Time to save our libraries? Listen to Poet Greta Bellamacina and journalist Davina Catt who made a film on the library's importance
Between 2014 and 2015 there was a £50m cut from UK library budgets with 106 closed their doors for ever. The local campaigns against closures continue and many high-profile people have voiced their concern over the closures including Stephen Fry and author Jeanette Winterson. Poet Greta Bellamacina and journalist Davina Catt joined Share Radio’s Georgie Frost to talk about a film they made exploring the history of libraries and their importance to local communities.
Guests:

Greta Bellamacina, Davina Catt


Published:
Marc Shoffman

Questions of Faith: London's Mayoral Campaign

Marc Shoffman
Original Broadcast:

Questions Of Faith

Questions of Faith: London's Mayoral Campaign
This week Marc discusses what are different religious communities looking for in a new mayor? In recent weeks’ candidates such as the Tory's Zac Goldsmith and Labour's Sadiq Khan, and others, have all been grilled on what they will do for the capital. Their actions and policies can also feed into the rest of the country in terms of wealth and prosperity created. But religious communities also have a stake in the vote and have their own concerns that they have been raising during the campaign period. Marc is joined by Danny Webster from the Evangelical Alliance, Justin Cohen from the Jewish News and Fiyaz Mughal from Faith Matters to discuss the religious angle in the campaign.
Guests:

Danny Webster, Justin Cohen, Fiyaz Mughal


Published:
Linda Lewis (1)

Company Casebook: Snact

Linda Lewis (1)
Original Broadcast:

Company Casebook on

Company Casebook: Snact
Linda Lewis heads over to Snact this week, a company that makes fruit jerky from surplus fruit. She meets founders Ilana Taub and Michael Minch Dixon, asking them how they set up the company. The pair convey their passion for cutting food waste, their aim to collect unwanted fruit from markets and suppliers, and turn it into something that people would want to buy.
Guests:

Ilana Taub, Michael Minch Dixon


Published:
Linda Lewis (1)

Company Casebook: Nip Nip Cycling

Linda Lewis (1)
Original Broadcast:

Company Casebook on

Company Casebook: Nip Nip Cycling
Founded by brothers David and Matthew Farr, Nip Nip Cycling provide a mobile bicycle repair service for large offices in the City. They also do repairs at their Service Hub in Southwark, which is also a training centre for homeless people supported by the St Mungo's charity to learn bike repair skills.
Guests:

David Farr, Matthew Farr, Glen Barnard


Published: