Fundraising, Research

Corporate funding available for charities

Press Release:

April 2019 for immediate release


Corporate funding available for charities

The Guide to UK Company Giving 2019/20 offers that unique detailed insight into 400 companies and 128 associated corporate charities. The companies are selected on their ability to contribute to communities and their combined contribution in cash donations and a diverse range of in-kind support amounts to over £400 million.

DSC’s Director of Development Ben Wittenberg says:

‘Being able to recognise which UK companies contribute the most to society can dramatically improve a charity’s chances of finding the support they need. Looking for corporate funding can seem daunting for charities that haven’t looked at it before, but this guide shows different criteria for each company, why they give, what they give and how they like to be approached, making it easy to find potential partners. In many ways they are just like other funders, and this guide makes it easy for charities to use the fundraising skills they already have, to find companies that can help them to do more.’

‘A simple to use guide to make company giving easier. Bringing together information about a range of companies in one place, it helps support charities in working towards strategic fundraising. For us, it allows fundraisers to understand who we are, how we give, and how best to approach us. A must-read for any fundraisers!

Andy Rubin, Chair, Pentland Brands Limited

‘This guide is a brilliant and invaluable resource for charities and companies alike. Looking at it, I feel more confident than ever that the chorus of responsible businesses is on the brink of becoming a roar. I hope that – like me – you can’t wait to hear it.’

Amanda Mackenzie OBE, Chief Executive, Business in the Community

This guide is an essential resource for all voluntary organisations seeking support from corporates, and companies looking to develop their community giving strategy, along with research organisations and individuals.

The guide includes details on companies’ giving strategies and advice on how to identify those companies most likely to support your organisation. It also contains a full description of each company’s community activities and a separate section on 128 corporate grant-making charities.

The Guide to UK Company Giving 2019/20 is available for £95 at:


For further information, please contact Jose Blazquez, Marketing Executive via email [email protected] or phone 020 7697 4097

Notes to editors:

Founded in 1974, the Directory of Social Change (DSC) is a national charity which supports an independent voluntary sector through campaigning, training and publications. DSC is the largest supplier of information and training to the voluntary sector, and its work helps tens of thousands of organisations every year achieve their aims. Learn more at

The Guide to UK Company Giving 2019/2020 includes:

  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) information
  • Levels of giving in the UK and whether in case or in kind
  • Partnerships, including Charity of the Year
  • Matched funding and payroll giving
  • Commercially led support
  • Pro bono work
  • Ratio of women to men on the board of directors
  • Status as a Living Wage, Stonewall or Armed Forces employer
  • Inclusion in the FTSE4Good index
  • Accreditation or membership to bodies such as Business in the Community and London Benchmarking Group


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