We want to help local businesses connect with their communities and deliver positive local impacts, for people and planet.  Do you want to connect with a local charity, recruit local people, or kick start your net zero journey? Read on for several great initiatives that will help you do just that!

Free ‘Climate Essentials’ programme – sign up before end of October

Westminster City Council has launched ‘Climate Essentials’ to support 100 businesses that want to take climate action but aren’t sure where to start. Kick-start your journey to net zero with access to free tools and support to understand, measure and reduce your carbon emissions so you can get ahead of regulation and legal requirements about carbon reduction. You will get access to:

  • 12-month licence to an easy-to-use online carbon calculator and action planner
  • Reports outlining your emissions and education strategy and demonstrating your impact
  • Up to 5 hours support from independent climate experts, Climax Community


Who can apply? All Westminster-based organisations with fewer than 250 employees and a balance sheet of less than £18m. Visit this website to start your carbon reduction journey.


Participate at the Westminster Job Fair, 7th November 2023

The Westminster Employment Service is  hosting its annual  Job Fair in partnership with Marylebone Cricket Club and the DWP at Nursery Pavilion, Lords Cricket Ground. They are now accepting registration from interested organisations who will have live vacancies in November 2023.

The job fair is a great opportunity to engage with the local community and to advertise your London Living Wage (or above) roles.  For further information and to register please contact @Wilk, Ilona: WCC


‘Meet the Charity’ event on 8th November

The cost-of-living crisis is deeply affecting the charity sector and communities across Westminster, and we know it can also be hard for businesses to find charities and causes to support in their local area. So, together with Westminster City Council, we are hosting a “Meet the Charity” event on Wednesday 8th November 3.30-5.30pm.

If your business wants to connect with local charities and explore ways to partner on areas such as volunteering, donations or in-kind contributions, then visit www.bit.ly/MeetTheCharityEvent to find out more and book a place.


Help make Mayfair more accessible – share your views between 20th October – 10th November


We want to help make Mayfair a place that provide an equitable experience for as many people as possible. To help us do this we want your views on the value of accessibility and inclusion to your business. Visit www.bit.ly/AccessiblePlaces from 20th October until 10th November to fill out a short survey to help inform how we can support you to create more inclusive places for everyone.