Our commitment to the communities we are working in is to deliver our work with care and consideration and leave a lasting, positive legacy for London.
Staff working on the Tideway project volunteer their time to support good causes across London, using their professional skills where they can so that we can have an even greater benefit for our charity partners.
Thames River Watch
Thames River Watch, run by environmental charity Thames21, is a ‘citizen science’ project funded by Tideway that involves community volunteers from across London helping to improve the public’s understanding of the health of the Thames and the challenges it faces.
The partnership has received great external recognition: in 2018 Tideway was proud to be named ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ at the Evening Standard Business Awards, in recognition of our work with Thames21; also in 2018 the programme won Best Community Partnership at the City of London Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards; and in 2019 it won Best Community Partnership at the Better Society Awards and a Bronze Award at the Global Good Awards.
London Youth Rowing (LYR) aims to get children active through indoor and outdoor rowing. Tideway and Sport England fund LYR’s flagship programme, called Active Row.
The on-water part of the programme, takes place at eight venues on, or near, the river and includes ‘beginners’ regattas’ at Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre and Putney Embankment.
Staff from across the Tideway project raise money for local and national good causes through charitable fundraising. Charities supported by the project are Single Homeless Project, Drive Forward Foundation and South London Cares.
Charities supported by our project teams include MacMillan Cancer Support, Trussell Trust – Deptford, London Wildlife Trust, Group B Strep Support, Sands End Associated Projects In Action, Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank, Regenerate Rise and construction charity The Lighthouse Club. The project’s flagship charity fundraising event, which has raised more than £100,000 in the last three years, is the Oarsome Challenge.
More Community News
Make a Difference: Impact Report (2021)
Sponsorship, Community Investment and Charitable Giving Policy
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Policy
Thames River Watch Findings Summary 2019
Oarsome Challenge Impact Report