Corporate Social Responsibility
A responsible approach
Central Hall Westminster is an organisation with a commitment to strong moral and ethical principles within the community in which it stands.
In line with this, 100% of our business profits go towards supporting local charities and other philanthropic initiatives in the Westminster area, and the ongoing maintenance of our Grade II* listed building.
We are also strongly committed to ensuring the welfare of our staff and promoting sustainable practices at all levels of our business. You can read more about our CSR news and initiatives on our Press page.
St. Vincent’s Family Project
St. Vincent’s Family Project (SVFP) is a registered charity that operates within Central Hall Westminster and has served Westminster residents since 1975. It provides direct help and a supportive community to 200 vulnerable local families.
Their staff, volunteers and student interns serve the local populace through a Vincentian ethos based on respect, inspiration, humility, professionalism, responsiveness and compassion.
SVFP programmes include:
- Direct support for young families via early intervention parenting courses, Drop-In centre, crèche, Healthy Living courses, toddlers’ remedial Speech & Language assessment, family outings, and health professional visits
- Mental health support via Creative Arts Therapy for 28+ local children aged 4 – 13
- Volunteer opportunities for local people and students to learn new skills and make a difference within the community
- Partnering with other local agencies and charities, providing direct outreach services within the Churchill Gardens housing estate
We have recently ‘twinned’ our toilets on the Lower Ground Level withToilet Twinning.
Through donations from public visitors to these toilets, we have been able to raise over £21,000 since 2017. All money raised goes towards projects that provide clean water and sanitation, helping thousands of people in developing countries.
London Living Wage
We are very proud to be the first venue to join and advocate the London Living Wage scheme.
Regardless of whether staff are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, everyone at Central Hall Westminster will receive at least the London Living Wage.
Central Hall Westminster continues to be an accredited Living Wage employer, and we annually promote #LivingWageWeek along with our on-site partners.
Other charitable initiatives
We share our premises with Methodist Central Hall, and our building continues to function as a thriving Methodist Church.
The Church is involved in various charitable projects in the local area, including the Westminster Churches Winter Night Shelter, ‘The Passage’ a charity helping homeless people, Westminster Food Bank, and ‘The Gate’ – the Westminster Crisis Pregnancy Centre.
More recently the Church has become involved in visiting and befriending refugees received into the UK. It also gladly plays host to Mental Health and Parkinsons’ drop in projects on site.