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Many businesses provide support to their local communities in a variety of ways. A number operate Match Funding schemes whereby, if one of their employees is involved in your fundraising events, they will match the donations you raise.
There may be a maximum amount that the business will match to and all will want some evidence of what has been raised. If it is a small fundraising event the employee just being involved may elicit the match funding however, for larger events, the match funding may only be given for the exact activity that the employee is involved in.
It is therefore a good idea for the volunteer to help where you anticipate raising the most money, for example, if you are running an event where you are charging an entrance fee, having a barbecue and running a tombola, pick the one that will bring in the most money and ask them to help there.
As well as Match Funding, some businesses have Grant schemes, or will offer help with donations of goods, such as raffle prizes, discounts for purchasing items for your event or let you do sale or return for items you buy from them but do not sell at the event.
Click on the items below to find out about how these businesses may be able to help you.
|The Morrisons Foundation has been set up to make a positive difference to people living in England, Scotland and Wales. They provide match funding for Morrisons colleagues and offer grants to charities undertaking projects that improve people’s lives.|
|Sainsbury’s Local Hero scheme rewards Sainsbury’s employees for voluntary work they complete for Charities or Voluntary Groups in their local Community.|
|Helping our local community is really important to us. That’s why every wilko store has a budget to give a little helping hand to local groups and community projects. You could get wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for your community – whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising or tins of paint and extra helpers to do up a community centre – we’d love to help you!|
|We aim to transform communities, improving lives now and in the future. As a charitable corporate foundation, we give independent grants and support locally relevant projects throughout the UK. Whether its helping, charities, local good causes or community activity, all make a real difference to your local community.|