Social Impact Pledge

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

SAAS logo

Social Impact Pledge logo

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) 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, Signature of Chief Executive Paul Lowe, Chief Executive, June 2018                                                                                                                                                                 

1st Commitment

Reach out to charities who advocate for, and provide support to, a diverse group of  individuals/groups to raise awareness of the aptitude of support available to staff, depending on their individual needs.  This will include sourcing training for staff, providing charities with the opportunity to recruit volunteers, and fundraising for the charities selected.

                   

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh

Contact details

2nd Commitment

Provide meaningful work experience opportunities to individuals from Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) areas in order to provide opportunities to build employability skills.

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh

Contact details

3rd Commitment

Organise a volunteering day with a local charity in the Edinburgh area to participate and assist with a variety of tasks which will help to make sustained progress in key projects the charities are undertaking.  This may include general maintenance or animal welfare duties.

Geographical location of impact

  • Edinburgh

Contact details

Additional information:

SAAS will form an internal working group to drive the pledges.