Social Impact Pledge

The Scottish Government launched the Social Impact Pledge as part of its initiative to tackle inequalities and reform how public services deliver services, and to ensure that participation and empowerment are at the centre of everything the public sector does.

The Social Impact Pledge asks public sector organisations across Scotland, including colleges, to commit to increasing their social impact by making a public commitment to changing 3 aspects of their current operations or policies. The Pledge links into the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Colleges have been asked to identify three commitments to improve their current engagement or policies which deliver benefits to their local communities.

These commitments should be different to what the College does currently or has done in the past or be a significant development to current activity in order to delivery greater benefits. The commitments should make a tangible impact on people and communities and should involve all areas of the College, including the Student Association. The commitments should be implemented within a year in order to allow the impacts to be felt in the short term.

The Pledge can be renewed annually, with at least one of the commitments being different from the previous year, thus ensuring the College continues to challenge itself to deliver more social value.

Glasgow Clyde College pledges to challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets - our buildings / grounds and our people.

Our pledges

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don't do at the moment to improve our social impact.

  • Glasgow Clyde College will commit to offering local community groups/organisations who are directly involved with Glasgow Clyde College Community Learning and Development team, the opportunity to access the College's meeting facilities free of charge.
  • Glasgow Clyde College will commit to supporting staff for a maximum of 7 hours per year to take part in volunteering/mentoring opportunities in the College's neighbouring thriving places communities as part of their Continuing Professional Development activities.
  • Glasgow Clyde College will commit to offering local community groups/organisations and local schools, free of charge access to public performances/exhibitions being held by Glasgow Clyde College students.

The College's three pledges are showcased on the Communities Channel Scotland website which is the main portal for information about what the pledge is and how to get involved.