The partnership will last for two years and aims to raise £300,000 through employee fundraising in addition to value in kind contributions. The charity was chosen after a voting process involving London employees.
St Giles Trust aims to help break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage, creating safer communities and supporting ex-offenders to change their lives. The charity works with reformed ex-offenders who act as peer advisors to recent ex-offenders, using their skills and first-hand experience to help them and their families get their lives back on track. With Nomura’s help, St Giles Trust will be able to train over 100 new peer advisors, who in turn will support up to 5,000 disadvantaged people in London each year.
Rob Owen, Chief Executive of St Giles Trust, said: 'On behalf of all my staff and the clients they help, I would like to say a huge thank you to Nomura for selecting St Giles Trust. We are thrilled to be working with Nomura to help us address some of society’s most complex issues'.
Nomura’s London based employees will design and implement fundraising activities for St Giles Trust facilitated by a dedicated project manager working from Nomura’s EMEA headquarters, 1 Angel Lane.
Yasuo Kashiwagi, Interim CEO, Nomura EMEA, said: 'St Giles Trust won Nomura employees’ support through demonstrating the tangible difference their work delivers to the communities they operate in. We look forward to partnering with them'.
Nomura’s award winning community affairs programme aims to support disadvantaged young people in London through a developed and focused platform. In April this year, Nomura’s two year partnership with Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity came to an end with Nomura employees raising over £500,000 against an initial target of £300,000. Funds raised have established a dedicated new Central London team of Rainbow Trust support workers helping more than 200 families.