The relationship between local businesses and charities is well established, but often the choice to work with larger, national charities is favoured – simply because it isn’t always easy to find or know how best to support smaller charities that operate right on your doorstep.
Importantly, for your employees, clients and customers, it is these very charities that matter most to them, and have the greatest impact on their lives.
At Suffolk Community Foundation, many businesses have already created funds in their name, which offer all the flexibility and control without the administrative burden and with protections in place to ensure that money is spent ethically and that your generosity makes the biggest difference.
Each fund can be tailored to match the need in the county with your charitable objectives, whilst also resonating with employees.
Del Sharman, Director, Poundgates
Pound Gates is a Chartered Insurance Broker based in Ipswich.
In 2013, we established The Acorn Fund, a partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation. It provides an effective vehicle to donate to local charities and community groups, which provide the greatest impact in the area.
We make sure our staff are fully involved in all aspects of the partnership, from voting on which causes we support to fundraising for the Fund through a range of initiatives and visiting the causes we fund.
Collaborating with the Foundation is an excellent way for businesses of all sizes, no matter how big or small your fundraising might be, to channel that money and make a real difference for the local community.
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We’d be happy to have a confidential discussion with you or your client at a time and place that suits you. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and for us to learn about your possible gifting intentions and passions.
Please email or call Henry Tapp to arrange this.
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