Gaucho is part of Rare Restaurants who are proud to have raised over £1M for charitable causes in the past five years. We support and work with the following charities:
Only a Pavement Away is a charity founded by representatives from the hospitality industry. They act as a conduit to support vulnerable homeless people, ex-offenders and veterans to overcome hurdles by finding jobs within the hospitality, pub and restaurant industry, whilst negating the need for people to face an existence of living on the streets.
The Clink provides prisoners with an opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications in catering and horticulture. They then support the graduates to help them secure accommodation upon release. This offers them a real chance to return to the community with the ability to turn their lives around which will cut crime and improve public safety. The excellent outcomes of this programme are underlined by the Justice Data Lab audit – prisoners are 49.6% less likely to reoffend by entering this programme.
The School of Hard Knocks is a course devised to use the sport of rugby to engage young men who are long-term unemployed, involved in petty crime and hostile to any normal pre-employment intervention and teach them positive behaviours, give them a sense of self-worth, self-efficacy and hopefulness for the future.
Fighting sex trafficking and modern day slavery, we are delighted to have supported and raised awareness for NFS over the past two years. The proceeds of our fundraising has helped bring victims of sex trafficking into the restaurant industry at Dignata, Amsterdam. We have a 10 year target to raise £1M through long-term commitments to the cause.