Community Investment Policy

Community Investment Projects

Remote First Aid is committed to supporting the wider community, whilst striving to ensure that our training has a sustainable benefit for all. Remote First Aid will support any reasonable request for free or supported training to charitable & not for profit organisations across the United Kingdom in support of their projects. We acknowledge the hard work our training teams put in, in the support of the projects we choose to work with.

The full criteria guiding our community investment, and the restrictions we impose, are detailed in our Community Investment Policy, below.

Community Investment Policy

It is the policy of Remote First Aid to be an active and supportive member of the communities in which we work and live.

Development of a community investment strategy

Remote First Aid has adopted the following community investment strategy using these minimum standards:

  • the strategy should have a strong emphasis on one or more of social and welfare, education (with particular emphasis on Basic Life Support training & education) and cultural activities;
  • Remote First Aid will take account of the cultural, economic and social needs and sensitivities of the communities in which it operates, as well as its own business objectives;
  • Remote First Aid may only use voluntary time commitment by personnel (each a “Community Investment”) as an investment in the community;
  • if it complements the business culture, employers should be encouraged to become involved in community investment programmes to deliver added value for both the communities and the employees in terms of personal or professional development;
  • wherever possible, community investment projects should enable appropriate skills to be transferred to partnering organisations to help expand their capabilities; and
  • the strategy should take account of the broader reputational impact on Remote First Aid.

Any community investment strategy adopted by Remote First Aid may contain further provisions, provided that these are not inconsistent with this Policy.

Community investments not permitted

The following community investments are not permitted:

  • those prohibited by law or regulation;
  • those to a religious organisation whose principal aim is to propagate a particular faith or belief;
  • those directly to an individual, unless through or closely linked to a permitted third party organisation as defined through this policy; and
  • those to any non-charitable organisations unless for charitable purposes.

Records and reporting

Remote First Aid will identify and report on measurable outcomes of any projects.

Remote First Aid will maintain careful records of the recipient, amount and date of each Community Investment it makes in-line with HMRC requirements.

Review of long-term investment partnerships

Long-term community investment partnerships should be reviewed at least every two years against Remote First Aid’s original and current community investment strategy, the fit with the business unit’s business objectives, and to ensure that any Community Investment is enhancing the skills of the partner organisation.

Examples of recent community project.

Remote First Aid was approached by a CIC Social Enterprise based in Stoke on Trent that works with disadvantaged groups across the north West of England, this not for profit organisation relies heavily on volunteers in delivering a programme of events to local people in this particular case outdoor adventure programmes. After careful due diligence by all parties, it was found that Remote First Aid and it’s staff could offer a number of one and two day outdoor first aid courses to those volunteering. This enabled these unpaid volunteers to maintain their licence to practice in delivering safe & enjoyable outdoor activities.

Remote First Aid was approached by a Local Community Group located in Swindon Wiltshire, that were seeking Paediatric CPR training to new and expectant young parents to support their personal development. After careful consideration we choose to support the group by delivering regular FREE training sessions supported by other local community groups who offered free training spaces, free transport to and from the sessions and FREE personal advice supported by the local authority young persons team. In total 146 young people gained the skills and confidence throughout the two year project.

If you feel Remote First Aid could assist your community project then do get in touch HERE.