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12 more Southwark and Lambeth charities and social enterprises helped as part of LCC’s Talent Works – and more wanted!

Written by Jake May
Published date 12 February 2019

12 more charities, social enterprises and community groups based in Southwark and Lambeth have received free print materials, digital content and marketing support as part of London College of Communication’s ongoing Talent Works project – and now we’re looking for more!

In December students from LCC and Camberwell College of Arts produced print materials, created videos, built websites, and made photos for local organisations from independent theatres to environmentally-focused community projects. All clients received the work for free, and the students were paid for their work by the College.

And now we’re looking for more local organisations, community groups, social enterprises and charities to work with as part of the next iteration of Talent Works, set to run this March.

“94% of clients we’ve worked with through Talent Works said they were either satisfied or totally satisfied with the work our students produced." Matt Guy, Partnerships Manager at London College of Communication

“Talent Works has proven to be an incredibly popular initiative with charities and social enterprises in our local community, as well as our students,” said Matt Guy, Partnerships Manager at London College of Communication.

“We’re looking to build on the great work our students have produced so far, so we’d really love for anyone interested to get in touch about potentially working together – either for our next iteration in March, or for other future projects.”

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Talent Works was launched by LCC’s Business and Innovation team in 2016 and so far has helped 67 charities and provided work for 113 students. The project aims to provide real life work experience for a diverse range of students for whom finding placements had previously been difficult.

“94% of clients we’ve worked with through Talent Works said they were either satisfied or totally satisfied with the work our students produced, and 97% of students agreed or strongly agreed that they benefitted from the experience of the industry project,” Matt said.

“Our students across the Design, Media and Screen industries bring innovative solutions, fresh ideas and enthusiastic energy to projects like these – and we’re excited to see what they come up with through Talent Works next.”

“We’re looking to build on the great work our students have produced so far, so we’d really love for anyone interested to get in touch about potentially working together'."— Matt Guy, Partnerships Manager at London College of Communication

Clients for the December iteration of Talent Works included InUse ReUse, Draper Together, Waterloo Community Theatre, Toucan Employment, Rapport Festival, Theatre Deli, Su Mano Amiga, The Walworth Society, Get Rid of and Donate, Edible Rotherhithe Southwark Pensioners Centre, and The Advantage Group.

The working space was provided by The Workspace Group at Canterbury Court, Kennington Park. Industry volunteers came from MullenLowe London, Pulse Films, Collider, Wolf and Player, SampsonMay, ForPeople, St Luke’s, Trunk, Fat Toad Films, IDEO and Weber Shandwick.

If you’re interested in getting involved in Talent Works, please contact Matt Guy, Partnerships Manager at London College of Communication – matt.guy@lcc.arts.ac.uk.