Corporate Social Responsibility
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On 31st March 2022 DMH Stallard and Griffith Smith merged.
Both firms share the same values and are proud supporters of the communities in which we live and work.
We give our time to local charities to help with specific projects and initiatives and help raise money so our charity partners can continue to provide necessary services to those who need them. We have long standing relationships with several organisations but we are always keen to hear about new initiatives that may need a helping hand.
Griffith Smith LLP was established in Sussex in 1881 and has always had a strong ethos of giving back to their local communities, looking after employees and the environment. Find out more about the charities we support now. Those we supported before 2022 are listed below:
YMCA DownsLink Group offers a wide range of services to children, young people and families across Sussex and Surrey. The charity provide accommodation to over 750 young people every day and reach over 15,000 children through projects in the local community such as counselling, mentoring and mental health.
The YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YAC) in Brighton supports 1,700 young people in crisis every year by providing housing, mental health, finance and more.
Oasis Project is a substance misuse service for women and families in the heart of Brighton. They exist to support and empower women who have difficulties with drink or drugs to make positive changes in their lives.
The Clock Tower Sanctuary helps homeless young people (aged 16-25) in Brighton & Hove. It may come as a surprise to learn that the majority of homeless young people who come to The Clock Tower Sanctuary are homeless because of relationship breakdowns meaning they have nowhere to call ‘home’.
Brighton & Hove Impetus is a multi-award winning local charity. They help people who feel lonely or socially isolated because of age, disability or poor mental or physical health. Their mission is to connect people to reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing.
We have already started to work with these three charities and are looking forward to partnering with them over the coming months and helping to raise some vital funds.
Our charity for 2018/19 was Martlets Hospice and we were delighted to take part in their Snailspace Campaign. We had such a great experience with their Snowdogs by the Sea campaign that we were one of the first to sign up and we named our snail ‘Paisley’. Click here to read more about Paisley and the campaign #BeMoreSnail. As part of our partnership we created a Selfie Challenge for local business and sponsors and over the two campaigns raised over £6,000 for Martlets Hospice.
Chailey Heritage Foundation
We supported Chailey Heritage Foundation and their D.R.E.A.M Centre Appeal in 2017/18 and helped the charity reach their target of £2.8 million. These funds have enabled them to build a new leisure and activity space at the school grounds.
Spinal Injuries Association
Every eight hours someone in the UK is told that they will never walk again due to the damage to their spinal cord. In August 2015 we completed the 3 Peaks Challenge and raised over £7,300 for the Spinal Injuries Association.
Local community events
We feature in a number of local parish magazines and sponsor many local events throughout the year. As a firm with a long history in Sussex we take real pride being an active part of our community.
Our commitment to diversity has created a culture of inclusiveness at Griffith Smith LLP. We hire and promote our workforce regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability and economic backgrounds.
We carried out an equality and diversity survey of our employees during the summer of 2021. From the data that has been provided we have been able to determine that they fall into the various protected characteristic types as defined by the Equality Act 2010 (gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc). In order to keep this information confidential and to minimise the risk of individual members of staff being identified by this data, we are unable to publish more specific details without breaching the Data Protection Act 2018.