Social Impact Pledge

New College Lanarkshire

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Social Impact Pledge logo

New College Lanarkshire pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed, Ann BaxterAssistant Principal, November 2017.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Community organisation to use building to support individuals within the community.

Routes to Work - Community Engagement wish to use a room with New College Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld campus for 3 hours per week.

“Routes to Work is a free confidential service helping unemployed residents in the North Lanarkshire area to access opportunities in education, training & employment by providing advice, information, guidance and practical support to develop and enhance employment prospects. Having Routes to Work on campus will enable them to promote their services to residents of community regeneration areas and to anyone facing other barriers to (re)engage with the labour market.

This will be a pilot project until the January 2018, at which point both parties will review the effectiveness of the programme.

Geographical location of impact

  • Cumbernauld

Contact details

  • Stuart Matson



2nd Commitment

Learners at New College Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld support the Christmas Shoebox Appeal and will facilitate a drop-off centre for donations from the local community.

Learners have launched their Christmas Shoebox Appeal campaign for Samaritan’s Purse, which sends essentials and toys to children living in poverty.  Staff and learners are encouraged to donate gifts and essentials for children to open at Christmas and include items such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items, small items of clothing.  This project is led by the NQ Administration and IT class, supported by lecturing staff

Geographical location of impact

  • Cumbernauld

Contact details

  • Beatrice Soutar


3rd Commitment

College car parks can be used to support local activities and charity events as well as providing extra parking space for people accessing local retailers in the adjacent shopping complex.


Geographical location of impact

  • Cumbernauld

Contact details

  • Martin Loy