Become a Business Partner and choose to support one of the Community Foundation’s existing funds for an annual fee of £100 (if your turnover is under £1 million) and £400 (if your turnover is above £1 million).

The benefits of becoming a Business Partner:

  • Helping groups across the district make a difference in our communities
  • Supporting innovative and impactful strategies to tackle priority needs
  • PR and branding opportunities on all relevant marketing inc. the Foundations website and social media platforms
  • Making a positive impact on the lives of individuals that need the help the most
  • A Business Partner plaque to proudly display
  • Regular Community News Updates
  • Annual invitation to meet beneficiaries/organisations
  • Building trust locally and attracting new business opportunities
  • Encouraging pride and motivation amongst employees

You can currently choose from the following funds:

Fuel Poverty Fund – Give the Gift of Warmth
Women’s Fund
Umbrella Fund
Elderly Persons Social Isolation Fund

For more information on our current funds click here

womens-fund

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 2021

This year will see the fifth annual Unsung Heroes Awards, where we will 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.

We hope you have had the chance to watch last year’s awards but don’t worry if you missed them, just click here!

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Headline Sponsor £3,000 (sponsored by WE ARE WAKEFIELD)

This level of support will provide:

  • Major branding across all promotional material
  • Branding as headline sponsor during the run-up to and throughout the event
  • Table for 10 guests
  • Company logo on screen
  • Presentation of the Overall Winner Award

The headline sponsor can then lay claim to ensuring “equality for all” as your support would fund 2 free tickets to the event for each of the short-listed nominees, with an option for 2 additional tickets at half-price. This ensures that price is not a barrier to attendance for short-listed nominees, bearing in mind that many of them may have limited resources.

Champagne Reception Sponsorship £1,250 (sponsored by Cedar Court Hotel)

This level of support will provide:

  • Branding as sponsors of the Champagne reception for 250 guests and VIPs
  • Branding on all pre-publicity
  • Table for 10 guests
  • Presentation of a certificate and trophy to an Unsung Hero
  • Company logo on screen

Unsung Hero Sponsorship £800 (opportunities available)

This level of support will provide:

  • Branding on all pre-publicity
  • Company logo on screen
  • Table for 10 guests
  • Presentation of a certificate and trophy to an Unsung Hero

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

Fuel Poverty Fund – Give the Gift of Warmth

In our local communities, there are many people still living in fuel poverty. People who spend every hour in bed just to keep warm and families that have to choose between eating and heating. The Fuel Poverty Fund provides emergency winter fuel grants to those in our community needing extra help.

Give the Gift of Warmth Campaign Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Campaign Sponsor fee £750 – Includes campaign branding and 6 places for the Treasure Hunt
  • Treasure Hunt Sponsor fee £400 – Includes associate branding and 4 places for the Treasure Hunt
  • Corporate Team £200 – Includes event branding and 2 places for the Treasure Hunt

For information regarding this year’s Give the Gift of Warmth Campaign, please email theresa.barrett@wakefieldcf.org.uk

unsung heroes

Personalised Business Funds can be set up from a pledge of £5,000 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
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