4 Our Community (4OC): four hours, for community, for everyone.
Established in 2019, 4OC gives Knights’ colleagues four working hours per month to support a cause that is important to them; it’s truly individual choices at the heart of Knights’ collective and passionate goal to benefit those communities around us
Giving back is a fundamental part of Knights’ culture and it benefits everyone; our colleagues, our clients and our communities. People who give back have deeper perspectives on their community and bring a positive and infectious energy to the workplace, improving morale and productivity.
With work and family, life is busy. We all struggle to find the time to give back and volunteer for those essential causes that so desperately need help. The 4OC programme addresses this; connecting colleagues with community projects, encouraging them to take the time to give back and commit to something meaningful with pride, passion and energy.
From helping at a food bank, to gardening at a hospice or reading to local schoolchildren, 4OC doesn’t limit how colleagues wish to use their time. With the freedom and trust to spend working hours supporting a cause they’re passionate about, our colleagues feel a genuine sense of purpose. In turn, the community projects, charities and organisations which we support benefit from the collective potential of more than 50,000 volunteering hours each year.
Four consecutive hours, or an hour a week. No matter how colleagues choose to use them, four dedicated 4OC hours are allocated each month. Using a simple online booking system, colleagues take time from the working month to support a cause that is important to them.
From a weekly soup kitchen for the homeless, to renovating a hospice outbuilding, community projects up and down the country need support. As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many hundreds of charities and community organisations face hardship. Now, more than ever, is the time to commit to our communities and help make a difference.
Every single colleague at Knights is eligible to be part of 4OC. Making a difference is an important part of our culture and we value the impact it has amongst our colleagues. We even work with some of our clients to support local causes and initiatives. Curious? Click the below link to find out how you could make a difference.Get in touch