While necessary, we realise that HR support for charities is not always financially viable. They have strict budgets and HR support tends to fall to the bottom of their priorities. Yet charities are still liable to the same employment laws that other sectors must comply to.

Since giving back to our local communities is so important to us, each year we run a campaign to search for our Charity of the Year. We choose one charity per area (currently Northamptonshire and Yorkshire) – which is never an easy task – and give them free HR support, including management development and training, for a year.

In 2019 we are supporting Youth Works Northamptonshire. The charity provides advice and assistance for people up to the age of 25, including organising programmes of physical, educational, emotional and social support.

We will be taking applications to become our Charity of the Year 2020 towards the end of this year. Please check back for details on how to apply.