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Affecting social change through local partnerships

As with the delivery of all our major projects, GL events is committed to ensuring a meaningful and long-lasting event legacy from our delivery at Birmingham 2022. When we talk about “legacy”, our commitments cover a number of areas including environmental sustainability, community benefit and encouraging a circular local economy to name but a few. Our legacy activity for Birmingham 2022, is closely aligned to the Social Value Charter of the games. To read about the environmental initiatives we are implementing, take a look at our sustainability page.

Our Social Value programme will see us working alongside a number of organisations including University College Birmingham, Jericho Foundation, Change Kitchen and Disability Resource Centre to name but a few, to offer apprenticeships, work placements and a range of other opportunities aimed at delivering long-term benefit to individuals in need of training, experience of the job market, or other life skills.

Our partnerships

GL events is proud to be partnered with organisations that are actively affecting social change.


ChangeKitchen are cooking up change through their event catering social enterprise that specialises in high quality events with amazing food and excellent service.

University College Birmingham

Working in partnership with a local university, GL events are offering a range of internships and employment opportunities across the diverse portfolio of the group.

Jericho Foundation

Jericho Foundation use social enterprises and social projects to enrich the lives of individuals whilst simultaneously enhancing their employment credentials.

Disability Resource Centre

Offering services to help improve the lives of people with physical and learning disabilities, sensory impairment, long-term health conditions and mental ill-health.

Canal & River Trust

Charity working with volunteers and communities to transform 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better.

The Wood Shack

As a Jericho social enterprise, this resourceful entity helps to transform lives by creating jobs, work experience places, and training opportunities, based around the sustainable use of wood.

The ReUsers

Helping individuals with experience of homelessness, mental ill health, addiction, modern slavery or the criminal justice system; a difficult home or school life, or low confidence and self-esteem.


Experienced Solihull-based crewing company specialising in large-scale corporate events. This organisation regularly works with disengaged young people to improve their employment credentials.

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Learn about the activities being undertaken as part of our social value programme