How can you maximise your chances of winning corporate support in the UK? You need to know which companies give, why they give, what their criteria are and how to ask in the right way. Offering insight into over 400 companies that collectively contribute around £483 million in the UK in cash donations and in-kind support, The Guide to UK Company Giving helps you to do just that.
What does it cover?
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 more than 150 corporate grant-making charities which together give almost £300 million. Each entry includes an at-a-glance profile, outlining:
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR) information
- Levels of giving in the UK and whether in cash or in-kind
- Partnerships, including Charity of the Year
- Matched funding and payroll giving
- Pro bono work
- Commercially led support, including sponsorship
Who is this book for?
Both voluntary organisations seeking support from corporates and companies looking to develop their community giving strategy should own this indispensable guide. Research organisations and individuals investigating UK corporate giving and CSR will also need this key resource.
‘This is a comprehensive resource that can help charities and businesses to navigate the corporate giving space, and work together for meaningful change.’
Tanya Steele CBE, CEO, WWF-UK
‘The Guide to UK Company Giving is one of our most valued tools in prospecting for corporate support. Using this resource saves us so much time, as we know that we can trust the information within it to be accurate, up to date and comprehensive.’
Lucy Beattie-Cooper, Fundraising Manager, British Blind Sport
‘This guide has proven an invaluable and time-saving resource. We use it both for our initial research on potential corporate partners and to form our final prospect pipeline.’
Samantha Collier, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Thames Valley Air Ambulance
‘This comprehensive guide is packed with accurate and incredibly useful data as well as tips and advice on where to focus charities’ always-limited resources. It demonstrates that there are potential – and vital – corporate partnerships for charities of all sizes and types.’
Ross Diamond, CEO, Age UK Lewisham and Southwark
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About the authors
Ian joined Directory of Social Change (DSC) as a volunteer in April 2014 before becoming a full-time member of the team later that year. He has authored numerous publications including The Guide to Major Trusts, The Guide to New Trusts and The Directory of Grant Making Trusts. He has also been involved in a variety of other research projects including the Sector Insight: UK Grant-making Trusts and Foundations and reports on armed forces charities.
He has a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Business from the University of Liverpool and has over five years’ experience working in the financial services industry. His current areas of interest are social investment and corporate foundations.
Before joining DSC as part of the Research Team, Jessica graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Lancaster University. During this time she completed numerous projects using a wide variety of research methods.
Jessica has volunteered for a number of charities before and during her time at university including Southport and Formby Special Athletes, where she was responsible for running sports coaching sessions for adults with learning difficulties.
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