Corporate Social Responsibility

Doing good is big business. Businesses are playing a vital role in shaping things for the better. Businesses are transforming Hereford and Herefordshire – not just economically.

Our founder John Venn did good while doing business. He applied his business acumen to transform 19th century Hereford. His myriad of social enterprises addressed the social ills of his day. His entrepreneurship changed lives. Many businesses today are doing the same.

Practical CSR

Help keep people going out in Hereford Have a Good Time and Come Home Safe by getting involved with our Street Pastors teams.

Take pressure off emergency services and Hereford’s A&E by supporting our volunteers who provide Street Triage and Supervised Recovery in our Safe Place.

Strategic CSR

Make CSR part of your USP

We want to help businesses make CSR part of their USP – something that makes them stand out with their customers. We are happy to work with businesses who want to learn with us about making Corporate Social Responsibility CSR a way of creating competitive advantage as a unique selling point.

Vennture stands out because of its business-like approach. We are evidence based and outcome driven. We are always searching for ways to make things better for people –
those we help, our volunteers and our employed team. We are always learning and always improving.

Vennture stands out because of its business-like values. Loving People Better is a tough challenge – especially when those people immersed in complex and chaotic lives –
that’s why our core values are ResponsibilityFamilyEnterprise and Industry.


Everyone is a leader when they take responsibility for themselves or others or their circumstances. So… We encourage individuals to be and act as leaders in their lives, family, work and community.

However messy it gets, we recognise family is an answer. So… We work to build supportive families committed to giving people – especially children, the best and we share the meaning in our actions of rock-solid Christian values – Worth – Hope – Love – Choice.

Work and creativity is part of every person. So… We respect, nurture and promote a strong work ethic to build everyone’s esteem, resilience and resourcefulness.

It is important that we care for ourselves so we can care for others. So… We encourage enterprise to create more to invest in helping individuals to take responsibility for their future.

Help change children’s lives by supporting our Link Workers and volunteers coming along side and mentoring local struggling or troubled families.
Make Hereford an even greater place to live, work and visit by playing your part as a business in our Vennture Ambassador programme.
Support people without family, friends and colleagues by getting involved in our work mentoring those who are socially isolated – often with multiple and complex needs.

Partner with us in making a difference through Corporate Social Responsibility

Doing business is tough. We’ve thought carefully about how we can make doing good while doing business easier.
You can use this simple framework to think about what corporate philanthropy might look like for your business.