Fundraising for Businesses
Are you a local business looking to help raise money for our local charity?
Ways you can help:
1. Donate directly
Be part of our “One of our 100” business community and give £100 towards our current premises appeal. We’re fundraising this autumn towards renovation costs for our new move and need your help. Send us your logo so we can promote your generosity and be part of other local businesses ensuring more people can access face to face advice. You’ll even get an invitation to our opening event when the building is ready!
If you haven’t received a letter from us and would like to get involved, please find more information in our Premises Appeal Business letter.
Example: Businesses such as Chartwell Funding are already part of our local businesses who have donated to our cause.
2. Nominate us as your Charity of the Year or social corporate responsibility giving
Lots of local business funding is done by word of mouth and the larger charities are sometimes the most obvious choice. When your chance to nominate a charity to give to comes up, please nominate us! Don’t forget that you need to nominate our full name “Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire” (and not just “Citizens Advice”) for us to receive the donations.
3. Host a networking event, presentation or talk for us
Perhaps you attend local business breakfasts, network at women’s groups or host interest events? Why not invite us along to do a presentation about our work as a charity or find out what it’s like to be a Citizens Advice advisor? We would be happy to do a short talk or presentation for you.
4. Gather colleagues to enter a sponsored challenge as a work team
Do something social with colleagues and raise money for us at the same time. Why not raise sponsorship for us as a work team or department? You can register charity places to run for us at the Bath Half Marathon in October 2023 or register your interest with us for charity places to run the 10K at the Great Bristol Run in May 2024. To find out more visit our Choose Your Challenge page.
If you don’t find anything quite right, why not set your own event up and tell us about it?
Equally, your business would be welcome to sponsor our running merchandise.
5. Ask your HR department to claim back matched funding
If you’ve ever done any volunteering for us (or even collected sponsorship money for us) and work for a larger company, they will probably offer a limited or ongoing financial contribution towards your volunteering or fundraising efforts and match the amount! It’s worth asking your HR department about it as it might not be so obvious. Go to our Matched Funding pages where we tell you a bit more about it and some of the local companies that might offer it.
Example: One of our volunteers is a generalist advisor and recently claimed back some of her hours with her employer, Lloyds Bank. Generously, they have donated £400 towards our work for our volunteer’s amazing efforts, which she can continue to claim back year after year if she keeps volunteering with us!
6. Host a Collection Tin for us in your reception area
If you have an area that is client or customer facing such as a reception desk, waiting room or a retail or cafe space, we would love you to host one of our collection tins to raise cash for us through your customers. You won’t need to do anything – as we’re local we can make sure the funds are collected regularly.
Example: Soft Rock playcafe in Thornbury has been hosting a collection tin at their tills for a number of months.
We also have posters and leaflets to display, letting people know about our daily services to put up. If you would be happy to have one, please phone our Yate office on 01454 334961 or email Katie Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Donate a voucher or prize towards a charity raffle
If your business has something to sell, like a product or an experience, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to get in touch or post directly to: Katie Collier, Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire, Kennedy Way, Yate, BS37 4DQ or email for us to collect locally.
If you are in the building/decorating trade or simply relocating offices, we’d be particularly interested in practical donations towards renovating our new premises.
Example: Tesco and Morrisons Yate, Marshfield Ice Cream have contributed chocolates and fizz and a voucher to some recent prize winners. Swagger gift shop in Chipping Sodbury have kindly donated gift bags to sell to raise further funds.
8. Have our logo on your Christmas cards
Why not make a donation to our cause and include our logo on your company Christmas cards for 2024? It looks great for your social corporate responsibility and supports our work financially and raises awareness about our work for all your customers – Win win?
9. Something bigger
If you’re interested in match funding for future appeals or contributing significantly to a face-to-face outreach session in your neighbourhood or even place of work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Find out more how you can partner with us.