Burford - Social Responsibility
Burford in the community
Whilst corporate social responsibility may be a relatively modern term,
it is nothing new to Burford. Here are some facts:
For over ten years Burford Garden Company developed a unique Social Enterprise partnership with Aspire Oxford, a charity which works to tackle homelessness and disadvantage in the community. Burford Garden Company as the lead patron of Aspire provided more than a decade of mentoring, management and financial support for the charity. We provided and managed a non-for-profit two-acre Heritage Kitchen Garden at Burford itself, where, over the years, Aspire's 'service users' were rehabilitated and encouraged back in to a stable working environment and trained by us in gardening skills, all under our direction and all provided free of charge by Burford Garden Company.
Burford's partnership with Aspire Oxford helped assist over 200 former homeless people
Burford is proud to have contributed to some of the impressive figures below, which reflect Aspire's social outcome over a 12 month period.