Charitable giving: The ATASS Foundation
Set up in 2010, the ATASS Foundation is a charitable trust founded and run by those who work in Oxygen House, or who have strong connections to the companies there. All members of staff have the opportunity to contribute to the Foundation and become a trustee, and regular meetings are held where trustees nominate charities to receive support from the available funds. To date, the Foundation has supported more than 50 different charities working towards a variety of good causes, ranging from small-scale organisations in our local area to international aid campaigns.
Community outreach & engagement
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team at ATASS Sports seeks out opportunities for us to get involved in our local community, and provides support to staff wishing to engage in individual voluntary work. Recognising that many staff members have analytical expertise, we try to utilise these skills to the greatest extent possible, with current initiatives including mathematical tutoring and interview preparation for local sixth-formers.
Building strong relationships with academic and educational communities is really important to us. In recent years, we have developed close ties with mathematical societies at the universities of Oxford, and Cambridge. In September 2015, we were particularly pleased to be headline sponsor of the 2015 Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Conference, and we have forged links with the RSS Young Statisticians Section, whose events we regularly support.
We are an industrial partner for the Exeter Mathematics Certificate at Exeter Mathematics School, where we organise and supervise real-world mathematical modelling problems for A-level students. In addition, some of our researchers have developed and delivered mathematical activities for school students via the STEM Ambassadors scheme.