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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe a company’s efforts to improve society in some way. These efforts can range from donating money to nonprofits to implementing environmentally-friendly policies in the workplace.


Charity of the Year

Each year good causes are invited to apply to be considered as the charitable cause of the year that Make Your Mark UK will support. Organisations do not have to be a registered charity to apply but do have to be a voluntary or community group based in Yorkshire.  Applications are now open with a view to the support starting in October 2020.

If successful, support from Make Your Mark UK could include: a modest donation; promotion; pro bono support for a particular project or support with strategy development for example.

Our current charity of the year is Rothacs – Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service.

We have previously supported Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care and Rotherham Talking Newspapers.

Mark Storey Director of charity SCCCC who benefited from the charity of the year partnership in 2018/2019 with Make Your Mark UK recently said “We have found Mark to be extremely professional, knowledgeable and helpful. His experience has shone through. With his assistance staff and Trustees have worked together to produce a new strategic plan for the organisation – a plan which has received buy-in throughout the organisation. With Mark’s tailored support, the charity has indeed been helped to ‘be better’.”

Apply here to be considered for our next charity of the year.


“Volunteering as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives. Central to this definition is the fact that volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual.”

[NCVO – National Council for Voluntary Organisations]

Mark is an active volunteer for several organisations including:

  • Junior Chamber International – Mark is currently the 2020 Vice President assigned to Europe and is also the 2020 Immediate Past National President of JCI UK.  The aim of JCI is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.  JCI develops leaders for a changing world.


  • Citizens Advice Sheffield – Mark is a trustee of the charity.  The aim of the charity is to help people find a way forward with the problems they may be facing.