South West College is a large employer within the South West region and has a collective role in social responsibility to our communities. However, at South West College we are also mindful of the fact that we have been shielded from the poverty and isolation associated with many regions in the developing world. As such, South West College will adopt at least one global charity on a three year rotational basis, ensuring that we do our bit to support global causes as well as those on our own doorstep.

Our charitable contribution will be in curriculum, learning and people and there will be several opportunities a year for staff and students to take part in challenges and fundraisers aimed at raising awareness and financial support for our chosen causes. As well as our chosen global charity, each campus will be asked to take on specific work with national and regional charities.

The College also intend to investigate the establishment of an Educational Trust which will with the assistance of its trustees, become a way of galvanising local, national and international sources of funding to support our students in these challenging economic times. The Trust will be developed around a model of good practice, and assist access and provide opportunities for our learners.