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Who We Are

CSR The Council of Social Responsibility (CSR) is an independent charity based in Portsmouth. CSR runs a number of social programmes at

CSR

The Council of Social Responsibility (CSR) is an independent charity based in Portsmouth.

CSR runs a number of social programmes at mainly parish and diocesan level, although not exclusively in South East Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. CSR seeks to encourage engagement, impact and leadership in the community by involving people of all faiths and none. In recent years, CSR has been changing its emphasis towards a more socially enterprising approach and this is producing substantial and exciting results.

WHAT WE DO

The charity works on the principles of positive disruption and sustainable solutions.

CSR seeks to help churches re-think their aims, vision and purpose by looking at innovative and inspirational ways of using indoor and outdoor spaces to re-engage with their local communities in meaningful and sustainable ways.

WHY CSR MATTERS

As our lives change and the world changes around us, so do the challenges we face. The church – always a cornerstone of support for communities, has to change too. CSR is about future-proofing what we do and the way we do it. Making sure that we’re relevant to people’s lives and delivering support, care and compassion in a way that remains responsive to need in an accessible and worthwhile way.

CSR is committed to moving the church to a place where it can re-engage, reposition and reinvigorate its offer.

HISTORY

The Council for Social Responsibility (CSR) is an independent charity registered since 1963, although its work can be traced back to at least 1920.

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CSR IS:

All of CSR’s activities are focussed on delivering these aims and our innovative work is flourishing. For more information on the work of CSR continue to explore this site www.csrnet.org.uk.

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