Companies could unlock £17bn for charities

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Research from Porchlight suggests that if companies enabled their employees to volunteer for an average of one hour a week, £17.3bn could be generated per annum for charities and community groups. Their report estimates that at least 8,300 charities and social enterprises benefit from wider pro bono support every year. Porchlight is therefore calling on more employers to develop a ‘workout culture’ to build a stronger, more progressive culture by encouraging employees to use their time and skills to support charities and causes.

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