CPP plays an active role in sponsoring initiatives in the local communities in which it operates where possible. Central to this is the support of young people in the community via education programmes and sporting clubs.
In York, home to our international headquarters, we have helped finance York City Football Club's Community Programme for the last four seasons. Elsewhere our Tamworth contact centre has supported Tamworth Athletic Club and other sporting groups in the local community such as cricket, football and rowing clubs. The Group has more recently pledged its commitment to grass roots sporting clubs in the Chesterfield and Altrincham areas.
The Group supports the running, in the UK, of competitions such as Young Sports Photographer of the Year and Young Sports Writer of the Year. In addition, the Group and its employees have committed their time to supporting the North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership, which aims to foster closer links between business and education, through a number of initiatives such as Green Griffins’ Nest, an inter-school competition for students to devise a new way of enabling schools to make an ecological difference to their local environment.
Help has been given to youth initiatives such as the ‘Takeover Festival’ supported by the Arts Council at York’s Theatre Royal. The Group has continued its fundraising activities by the use of its contact centre in York for Children in Need. Furthermore we have provided help to employees to give them the opportunity to fundraise and support local charities where appropriate.
Overseas initiatives include support for Fraser, a charitable organisation supporting special needs in North America and support in Southern Europe for fundraising and donations to the earthquake appeal in Haiti and other local causes.