There are a number of annual sponsorship opportunities available, ranging from £300 to £3,000 which will help you raise your company’s profile within the district.

The benefits of becoming an Event Sponsor

  • Helping groups across the district make a difference in our communities
  • PR and branding opportunities on all relevant marketing incl. the Community Foundation’s website and social media platforms
  • Making a positive impact on the lives of individuals that need help the most
  • Building trust locally and attracting new business opportunities
  • Encouraging pride and motivation amongst employees

You can currently choose to become a sponsor of the following events/appeals:

Unsung Heroes Awards 2022

The Unsung Heroes Awards celebrate the individuals making a difference to people’s lives across the Wakefield District.  The awards are a wonderful opportunity to showcase just how alive and vibrant volunteering is within our local communities.

For information regarding this year’s event, please email info@wakefieldcf.org.uk

We are very grateful to all of our sponsors of the 2021 Unsung Heroes Awards, including headline sponsors We Are Wakefield.

Dan Smith, We Are Wakefield Director, said “We Are Wakefield were proud to be the principal sponsor for Unsung Heroes in 2021. Our members are as passionate as we are about the Wakefield district and it was a privilege to play our part in celebrating some of the incredible selfless volunteering commitments of local people. The event was superb and the quality of the event raised our profile and reputation among the corporate sector, which has served us well.”

unsung heroes

Charity of the Year is a special partnership between your business and us. You don’t have to be a large company or even a corporate company.

By partnering together, you help ensure that we can continue our important work within the community of the Wakefield District, while also letting your team and customers know they are contributing to a good cause.

Charity of the Year allows your business to officially partner with a charity, not only helping you meet your corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals but also boosting staff morale, as your team knows their hard work contributes to something beyond the four walls of your office.

The benefits of becoming an Event Sponsor

  • Helping groups across the district make a difference in our communities
  • PR and branding opportunities on all relevant marketing incl. the Community Foundation’s website and social media platforms
  • Making a positive impact on the lives of individuals that need help the most
  • Building trust locally and attracting new business opportunities
  • Encouraging pride and motivation amongst employees

We are very grateful to Thurston Group Limited for choosing us as their charity of the year.

Here’s what they have to say:

“We’ve chosen The Community Foundation, based in Wakefield, as our charity of the year. Which will see our employees raising funds throughout the year through a variety of events and fundraisers. While everyone has struggled over the last year, charities and community groups have been hit the hardest.

There are still major pockets of deprivation and it is these areas which the Foundation targets. Hundreds of charities and voluntary groups work across the Wakefield District to try and address the inequality that exists and help the local communities. The Foundation invests in these groups while helping new ones set up, and relies on the generosity of businesses and individuals who care about the where they live and work, and want to give something back.”

Personalised Business Funds can be set up from a pledge of £20,000 upwards. The fund will be named after your organisation as you decide which groups and projects you would like your organisation to support in the Wakefield District. Choose local priorities that are in line with your brand values, or that your staff are keen to support, ensuring your charitable giving is effective and has real impact.

When you set up a Personalised Business Fund you are supported in the following ways

  • We provide support to ensure your giving is active, planned and tied closely to your business values and CSR plans
  • All requests for support and grants awarded are managed by our team, allowing you to concentrate on your business activities
  • We manage and promote PR and communications relating to fund set up and grants awarded
  • Your business gets a dedicated fund section with your branding on our website
  • We provide regular reports on your charitable giving, enabling better staff and stakeholder communications
  • We can involve your staff in deciding which groups to support, enabling better staff communication and engagement

The benefits of setting up a Personalised Business Fund

  • Helping groups across the district make a difference in our communities
  • Supporting innovative and impactful strategies to tackle priority needs
  • Making a positive impact on the lives of individuals that need the help the most
  • Regular Community News Updates
  • Building trust locally and attracting new business opportunities
  • Encouraging pride and motivation amongst employees

“Here at HARIBO we have been recruiting HARIBO Happiness Ambassadors through our charitable partners for several years now. We have also seen first-hand how bringing generations together to deliver moments of happiness and to build friendships can have a positive impact on all involved.” Jon Hughes, Managing Director of Haribo UK.

manage-pr

The Community Foundation is delighted to be part of the Investors in Community CSR platform. This is a free service to charities which helps us promote our projects and attract financial and volunteering support from individuals and businesses within the Wakefield district that are members of the platform.

Many businesses want to support their local community but don’t often have the dedicated resources, time and expertise to approach corporate giving efficiently. 

Organisations increasingly need to show social value and social IMPACT, when they tender for work, showcase themselves to customers, and if they wish to work towards the national CSR Accreditation (CSR-A). Every act of giving is measured on this platform and rewarded by system generated Community Credits. These can then be used to show your organisations social value.

Organisations can join the platform and benefit from the easy-to-use CSR management tool, with a key focus to ensure you stay in control of your giving by managing staff volunteering hours and donations – all of which can be filtered into valuable impact reports that will help you show what good looks like.

This becomes a really powerful way to engage and retain staff, attract new talent, build reputation and so much more.

Find out more information about the Investors In Community platform here.

Social responsibility improves an organisations public image and relationship with staff and consumers. Customers want to trust organisations they engage with. Employees want to work for values-driven employers and investors want to know that a company is addressing its ethical responsibility.

For more information about any of the options mentioned above, please contact Theresa Barrett, Head of Development on 07714202007 or email theresa.barrett@wakefieldcf.org.uk.

investorsincommunity

OUR IMPACT TO DATE

£
0
1.75
m

VALUE OF GRANTS

0
2,900

NUMBER OF GRANTS

£
0
600

AVERAGE GRANT SIZE

0
30,400

PEOPLE HELPED