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Community Investment Portfolio

The Community Investment Portfolio is part of a Westminster City Council (WCC) initiative that’s been run in collaboration with One Westminster since autumn 2022. It aims to align community need with the corporate social responsibilities and social value agendas of member companies of the WCC’s Responsible Business Network.

This network is made up of contractors, property and real estate companies, construction developers and organisations from the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors.

Currently the priority is supporting community need through projects focussing on the cost of living crisis.


Ways in which companies can assist charities include:

Funding financial contribution for project funding.

Sponsorship for community events to cover cost of venue hire, refreshments, etc.

Volunteers providing professional support for charity operations, management, HR, IT solutions and so on.

Building renovations from office repairs to refurbishments.

Office space providing regular hot-desking space, or meeting rooms for occasional charity training or team away-days.

Donations of food, fuel vouchers, digital devices, clothes, warm winter clothing toiletries, children’s toys, books, festive hampers and so on.

Browse charity projects seeking support that were recently profiled in  the Community Investment Portfolio’s recent bulletins:

October 2022:

November 2022:

February 2023:


How to apply to the Community Investment Portfolio

Charities: If you are a charity that would benefit from corporate support, please contact One Westminster to discuss your needs. We can suggest potential partnerships from the businesses we are already liaising with. If we cannot find you a match, we can help profile your projects in the Community Investment Portfolio to attract corporate interest. 

Businesses: If you are a company that has CSR/social value commitments, contact us for a free consultation that will help match your social value offering to community need.

For all enquiries please email Paola Pagliarin, Corporate Partnerships Manager.




Mental health charity MIND Brent, Wandsworth & Westminster launched a film-making project in February 2023 in collaboration with community interest company Wondering Minds thanks to funding assistance from property company Bentall Green Oak.


Champions of the unpaid carer, Carers’ Network successfully ran a belated New Year’s party in February thanks to sponsorship from software company Intuit. The event was attended by 70 local carers and everyone enjoyed the celebrations. Ten Intuit employees volunteered to help out and made sure that everything ran smoothly.


HomeStart Westminster, a family support organisation, received volunteer help from car-sharing company ZipCar in order to deliver festive parcels to Westminster families with small children experiencing difficulties.


Buildings renovation

The Stowe Community Centre main hall was redecorated by construction company Wates last year. And this year, Wates will be contributing repair and refurbishment works for the kitchen at multi-cultural church St. Peter’s.

Pro bono office space

One Westminster’s staff away day was kindly hosted at real estate organisation LandSec’s fantastic offices in Victoria last November.



Whatever size your organisation is, we can work with you to develop a volunteering programme that suits your business objectives and provides remarkable experiences and outcomes for everyone.

For further details please email Paola Pagliarin or call her on 020 7535 0493.

Regular match-making events

One Westminster, together with Westminster City Council, runs frequent events where charities and businesses can meet and discuss potential partnerships, as well as network as much as they desire. At the last event at the end of 2022, some 21 charities and 18 businesses enjoyed meeting each other at luxurious St. Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster.

Our next match-making event will take place in late spring/early summer 2023 and we hope to see you there.

For more information, please email Paola Pagliarin, Corporate Partnerships Manager.

Thanks to all the businesses that have been involved with our projects so far. They are listed below.