My Community Challenge
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Enter the My Community Challenge and you could win a work experience place with HSBC. In addition, five regional winners will each receive £250 for your school to kick start the project.


Challenge details

Community is at the heart of what HSBC does. That's why they're on the lookout for the next community champions.

With 150 years behind it, this banking giant continues to demonstrate that community investment is a vital building block to economic growth. In 2014, HSBC worked with 75 local projects in the UK - building sensory gardens in schools, supporting local environmental projects and bringing together marginalised groups - proving that banking isn't any run of the mill profession.

And now they're challenging you to come up with a fresh new idea. Have you ever wanted to make an impact in your local community? We want to know!

How to Get Involved

Come up with an idea for a community project that meets the needs of your local area. 
How could you change or improve people's lives? How would you get people involved and generate support? How would you promote your project? Be creative, think big or small, practical and wacky.
Once you have decided on your idea, you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:
  • Word Document
  • PDF
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Video
Tell us in writing or be as be as creative as you like! You could design a poster, a PowerPoint, storyboard or even the homepage for your social media site.
If you need any help uploading your submission or have any questions, please e-mail
Remember to consider HSBC's values when coming up with your response: 
  • Dependable
  • Open (to different ideas and cultures)
  • Connected (to customers, communities and each other)

HSBC's Work Experience Programme

HSBC’s programme will provide you with an insight into what it is like to work for a global bank and help you decide your future career options.

Supported by experienced managers, you will be shadowing employees and encouraged to ask questions to help you understand more about HSBC. There will be an opportunity to work on a live project and share your ideas with managers. Discover more here!

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • How well the ideas put forward are aligned with HSBC's core values - dependable, open, connected
  • Demonstration of creative and original approaches to the delivery of the project
  • Clear presentation of information in written or visual format

How To Enter

  • Please register on the MyKindaFuture site, select "Enter Now" on the challenge page
  • Select the challenge and upload your entry directly to the MyKindaFuture website

  • This challenge is open to students aged 14 - 19.  Entries should be undertaken by the students on an individual basis

  • The deadline for submitting entries is January 31st 2016.

  • A full resource pack is available online to download which will assist teachers on key points your students need to be covering as well as other links and materials for inspiration.

The Prizes

Regional finalists will be invited to attend an event where they will pitch their ideas to senior HSBC staff All finalists will be offered work experience with HSBC at one of their offices in summer 2016 One lucky winner in each region will receive £250 for their school - a chance to bring their idea to life


Teacher Resource - PowerPoint Presentation

Notes for Workshop Teacher Resource

About HSBC Careers

HSBC's Values