New communities benefit guide launched for Leicester businesses

By Matthew Chandler

A guide has been introduced to explain how businesses can benefit small communities when bidding for Leicester City Council contracts.

‘Delivering Social Value for Leicester’ will work with the city council’s Social Value Charter, which helps secure employment, environmental and community benefits for the city through business contracts.

The charter requires the suppliers of goods and services to the council to ‘add social value’ to their contracts that will benefit people of Leicester.

Businesses bidding for council contracts are therefore being encouraged to provide jobs and training for people in the region, or consider other ways they could help communities in Leicester.

Now the council is renewing its charter to focus more specifically on the social aspects, such as helping children in care and disadvantaged groups.

Businesses bidding for council contracts will be given copies of the Social Value Charter and a guide suggesting ways in which they could get involved.

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