Our Commitments

Our ethical mission is to be a positive and trusted force in the communities in which we work. Here's a selection of the projects we support.

Ongoing Support

Charity Taskforce

The year 2020 posed unique challenges and presented new hurdles to many, so we decided to set up a “charity taskforce” in order to better provide ongoing support to charities and projects we care about. This dedicated team will champion charities and community projects as well as regularly reviewing what initiatives we’re supporting. Currently, we’re providing toys to Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

BrightLocal Charity Taskforce

Environmental Work

As a business with offices across the globe, we believe it's especially important for us to combat our environmental footprint on the world, particularly as the effects of the climate crisis are being felt more intensely than ever. Here's what we're doing to help the cause.

Environmental

C-Level and Plan Vivo

In 2019 we began working with C-Level to balance our carbon footprint. The beneficiary of this is Plan Vivo, which believes “that action should be taken to aid communities on the forefront of the climate crisis.” With C-Levels and Plan Vivo’s fantastic initiative, we’re able to protect and restore indigenous forests to compensate for our carbon footprint. For full transparency, we’re pleased to share with you our impact report.

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plan vivo

Environmental

Planting Trees, Cleaning Creeks, and More

The effects of the climate crisis have been felt worldwide, but the Philippines is among the countries most affected by global warming. To help combat these challenges — including rising tides, typhoons, and plastic pollution — BrightLocal’s Philippines team has participated in tree planting activities, as well as helping with creek cleans and providing supplies to fellow volunteers.

Tree planting

Charity Work

We've been fortunate enough to continue to thrive in difficult times. And, when we're winning, we want others to do so too. That's why we distribute funds to local charities or initiatives close to our hearts. Here, you'll find a selection of the charities we've supported so far.

Charitable

FareShare Sussex

FareShare is a UK charity that fights hunger and food waste by redistributing food industry surplus that would otherwise be wasted to those who need it most. FareShare Sussex relies on donations: “Every penny donated to FareShare Sussex goes directly to helping us get food out to vulnerable people. For example, a £10 donation will enable us to provide enough food to make 40 nutritious meals for hungry people across Sussex.”

Get to Know FareShare
Fareshare Sussex

Charitable

Lifelovers

A Ukraine-based charity, Lifelovers helps to combat loneliness and boredom among the elderly. The Lifelovers project provides hot lunches, medicine, and activities like Argentine tango and cinema outings to elderly people to ensure they are able to find joy and continue to be “an active part of the modern world”, no matter their age. 

Learn About Lifelovers

Community Work

We wouldn't be where we are today without the communities that built us up and continue to support us. In this section, you'll find the community projects we've been fortunate enough to participate in across the UK, Ukraine, and the Philippines.

Community

Make Change Count

Make Change Count is a Brighton-based campaign supported by local businesses, such as BrightLocal, with the aim of helping rough sleepers get the support they need, as well as helping to prevent homelessness. 

Make Change Count
Make Change Count Charities

Community

Supporting Schools

A big part of our community support in the Philippines involves working with schools to create better environments for their pupils. So far we have supported three schools by donating materials and repairing classrooms, building fences to keep the school safe, and providing resources such as printers to help supply reading materials.

School Supplies

Community

Scholarships

To help disadvantaged young people reach their full potential, we provide local scholarships to promising students in need of some support. Currently, we are supporting three students to achieve degrees in nursing, political science, and veterinary science. With these scholarships we hope to empower young people to achieve their dreams and then, when they’re in a position to do so, to pay it forward and support their community.

Scholar

Community

Lewes Food Bank and Sponsorship

In Lewes, UK, the town where BrightLocal began, we supported the local food bank by buying its sponsorship at a grassroots football tournament. This meant we were able to give promotional opportunities to the food bank so it could distribute information and gather donations before, during, and after the event. Through the sponsorship, we were also able to put funds into the local youth soccer club that organizes and runs football training and matches for over 250 children.

Meet Lewes Food Bank
Lewes Food Bank

Community

ROAR! Together Scholarships

Founded by Kirsty Hulse, ROAR! Together is an online accelerator course designed to supercharge the success of women in SEO through group coaching, webinars, guided meditations, and a community aspect. In 2020, SEO Aleyda Solis ran a giveaway, providing scholarships to women in SEO. We were able to sponsor six scholarships, with a total of 51 women being awarded free training courses to help level the gender playing field in SEO.

Learn About ROAR! Together
Roar Together!

BrightLocal's Big Heart Awards

To support and encourage our set of beliefs, we introduced the Big Heart Awards in April, 2020. Each month, UK and Ukraine team members nominate their colleagues for instances where they’ve demonstrated a belief, from openness to problem-solving, respectfulness to enthusiasm, enjoying work to generosity, and more.

Big Heart Awards

At the end of each month, we have two winners, who each get to pick a charity of their choice to donate to. These charities are all close to the hearts of our team, so please take a moment to have a look at the organizations we’ve supported so far and give a little something if you’re able.

BEAT

Mind Mental Health

Young Minds Charity

Covid-19 Relief

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Martlets hospice

Get Involved

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