Other ways your business can support us

Together we can find a way for your company to make an impact in the community

Cause related marketing

One of the best mutually beneficial partnerships for a charity and a business is setting up a cause related marketing campaign. This works by the company setting up a new service or product that gives a percentage of sales to our cause. This helps both the business and the charity raise their profiles while increasing their financial return. If your company would be interested in promoting a product in this way, contact us today and we can find the right cause to match your aims.

 

Matched giving

Many companies will offer to match or give a percentage of their employees’ fundraising or donation total. This is often associated with an individual’s sponsored challenge, direct donation or payroll giving scheme. This is a great way for an employer to show their commitment to their staff and encourage others to support charities or causes. This also helps raise more positive PR, improves ties with the local community and of course aids in staff motivation. If you as an individual are doing any fundraising for us, don’t forget to ask your employer if they offer this contribution.

 

Payroll giving

Many companies offer this to their employees as an easy and tax efficient way to regularly give to charity. It works by taking a set amount from your pre-tax earnings and basically means you are making a tax free donation to a cause close to your heart. For example, if you donate £5 a month, you only pay £4 based on a 20% tax rate and if you are on the higher rate of tax of 40%, you only pay £3. Once your company has set up the scheme, you just need to instruct your payroll department how much you want to give. They will then take a deduction on our behalf and send it to an Inland Revenue approved Payroll Giving Agency, which you can find here.

 

Gifts in kind

The offer of free products and services from a company is invaluable to our charity and can help us raise our profile and income at fundraising events through raffles and auctions. Your business may even be able to offer us the use of your resources, like venue spaces, unwanted equipment or expert advice. We would also welcome any networking opportunities with your contacts that can help increase our profile and general awareness in the local business community.

 

We’d love to meet you to find out more about how you’d like to support us. Get in touch with Adrian Brown, Corporate and Community Manager.