Provident Financial - Corporate Responsibility Report:

Looking forward

We have set four objectives for our community programme in 2006 which are shown below. We shall report on progress against these objectives in our 2006 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Table 11: Provident Financial objectives and targets for 2006



Objective 1: To increase the number and range of opportunities we offer to young people from inner-city communities through a new arts education project.

  • To increase the numbers of young people participating in our arts education projects.
  • To broaden the range of art forms to include a variety of visual and performing arts.
  • To ensure that the majority of young people participating in the project are from inner-city communities.

Objective 2: To carry out independent project and stakeholder research.

  • To develop and implement independent research to monitor the progress of our new arts education project.
  • To conduct community focus groups and in-depth interviews looking at the needs of communities.

Objective 3: To improve communication to the internal audiences of Provident Financial’s community programme.

  • To produce a DVD to illustrate the key community projects and make this available to all UK staff.
  • To include information about our community programme in a report to all staff.

Objective 4: To review employee engagement in the UK and introduce revised guidelines.

  • To introduce new employee engagement guidelines for our UK-based staff.

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