Carolyn Kinsman, 25/05/2017

Your workplace

Many businesses and employers support charities, and their local communities, through financial giving, fundraising and volunteering, but more and more this is becoming employee led. So the decisions about who and what to support are not made at the top but by those who work within the organisations.

Different organisations have different ways of engaging with charitable giving:
  • Charity of the Year/Month – through various fundraising activities.
  • Gifts in Kind – rather than financial gifts, gifts of goods and services.
  • Payroll giving – employees are able to donate to charities of their choice, through the Give As You Earn Scheme, with such gifts being tax deductible and attracting subsidies from HMRC.
  • Payroll pennies – your weekly or monthly pay is rounded down to the nearest £1 and the pennies are donated to charity.
  • Volunteering – employees assisting charities by contributing their skills and expertise.
  • Matched funding – so where an employee raises money for charity, usually through a sponsored event, some employers will match either a set amount or the total amount raised.
Could you work with your employer to help us? Could you put us forward, or one of our specific projects, to be your nominated charity? Could you do a sponsored event for us and seek matched funding from your employer? Do you or your workplace have skills or expertise that you could donate to one of our projects? Does your business, or the business you work for, produce goods or services which they could give?

If you think you may be able to help us in any of these ways or others we would love to hear from you! Contact Paul Critchlow on 0114 252 1661 or
Carolyn Kinsman, 25/05/2017