Do you struggle to find suitable charities for your business to support? Are you looking to unite staff and engage them in decision making? Would you like to create some positive PR for your brand?
Every year the High Sheriff chooses charities to benefit from the proceeds of a fundraising raffle during the Awards Evening. This year Alexis Redmond MBE has chosen Cheshire Community Foundation and Crimebeat.
Cheshire is a county of surprising diversity, and at Cheshire Community Foundation we bring together those who want to give back, with the charities in Cheshire and Warrington in need of support.
We enable companies to approach charitable giving in a more informed and focused way, making the process both rewarding and hassle-free. We carry out all the legwork; assessing funding applications, managing the due diligence on the charities our donors wish to support and providing a list of suitable projects. We then manage the donations and feedback on the success of each project, keeping companies informed on exactly how their hard-earned profits are transforming lives.
Charitable giving is an effective way of engaging staff, giving them volunteering opportunities and the responsibility of choosing which charities they would like to support. It can boost morale, developing news skills amongst employees, whilst creating loyalty within teams and bringing disparate areas of a business together. We can arrange for staff to visit projects they are supporting and to meet those they are helping.
We work with businesses of all sizes, as well as groups of companies who collaborate to make their donations go even further. Many of our corporate donors find that pooling their resources as part a group enables them to expand their business networks and encourage partnerships. Setting up a Corporate Fund with us can also create numerous PR opportunities, communicating that you are a company who cares.
We manage corporate funds from £10k or accept donations of any size into generic funds (such as our Young Minds Matter Fund, which supports people in Cheshire with mental health issues).
To find out more about setting up your own Corporate Fund with Cheshire Community Foundation or supporting a generic fund, please contact us on 01606 330607, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://cheshirecommunityfoundation.org.uk/setting-up-your-fund/.
For more than 1,000 years, High Sheriffs have had a responsibility for upholding law and order and today still work closely with the police, the judiciary, local authorities, education and other agencies. In part, this is done through the network of local Crimebeat schemes which High Sheriffs have set up in their counties.
Cheshire Crimebeat is a charity that sponsors young people to enable them to undertake projects in support of their community. Since its launch in 1998 the charity has enabled the High Sheriff of Cheshire to play an active role in the prevention and reduction of juvenile crime with Crimebeat being supported by both the High Sheriff of Cheshire and the Cheshire Constabulary.
Cheshire Crimebeat awards grants to groups of young people (anyone aged between 5 and 25) for projects which contain a significant element of community safety or citizenship work and allow young people to tackle the problems of their community themselves.
Since its inception, Cheshire Crimebeat has consistently delivered projects that place young people at the heart of improving local quality of life. These youngsters have played an active role in finding positive alternatives to crime and disorder, raising social and environmental awareness and reducing risks to health and safety, whilst all the time encouraging respect between different sections of the community.
There have been over 740 projects to date which have included tackling underage drinking, drugs, vandalism, graffiti and more recently, text bullying and cyber-crime. Well over a quarter of a million young people have been involved in the projects across the whole of Cheshire.
Cheshire Crimebeat is open to applications all year around and prides itself on being able to process those applications in the shortest possible time.
Support of Crimebeat and our young people gives them an opportunity to improve our communities throughout Cheshire. Even a small contribution will provide enormous benefits out of all proportion to any investment. ALL money donated by individuals and grant making bodies is spent on projects covering the entire county.
Further information can be found on the Cheshire Crimebeat website:-
Previous charities to benefit from the generosity of the business community are Claire House, the Five Hospices of Cheshire, Onside Youth Zones and Cheshire Crimebeat.