Why Get Involved?

To support the community from which their organisation trades, purchases and recruit, it is right for businesses to develop relationships and projects in collaboration with local charitable projects and it helps to tick your corporate responsibility box.

Why should my business get involved?

  • Good, honest corporate responisiblity programmes can have a positive impact on your bottom line
  • Increases company pride, staff retention and makes it easier to recruit
  • Employees are better motivated and more productive
  • Creates positive PR leading to customer brand loyalty
  • Develops a healthy community which is essential to business
  • Understanding the wider impact of your business can help you develop new products and services
  • It can make you more competitive
  • Helps ensure you comply with regulatory requirements

How will the community benefit through my business involvement?

  • Exchanging ideas and skills
  • Supplying new volunteers
  • Financial support for meeting community needs
  • Build capacity to provide services that otherwise might not be possible
  • Supports the quality of life in the community

How can my business get involved?

  • Time — through give an employee time (GET)
  • Skills — providing specific business skills and expertise or mentoring
  • Resources — donating materials, equipment or services
  • Money — payroll giving, sponsored activity and tax efficient donations, match funding i.e. helping to support a wider range of grants for groupS.

Find out how M&S Chelmsford met their corporate responsibility. Please read the case study about their employee volunteers.