We are extremely grateful to every business (see list, below) who chooses to support Rose Road and their fundraising efforts make a big difference to the lives of the families we support. Our partnership arrangements are bespoke to maximise the impact for both your company as well as Rose Road, and we'll always work closely with you and develop ideas together to engage your staff.
There are a number of ways your business can support Rose Road:
As your partner we'll work with you to organise a programme of activities throughout the year. You can enter teams into our events, hold your own events such as dances or bespoke challenges, or run simple fundraising schemes at work.
Give as you earn (GAYE) is a flexible scheme which allows employees to donate regularly straight from their gross salary (before tax) which provides vital regular income, allowing us to plan for the future and support families in a flexible way when they need us the most.
You can check if your employer is already signed up to the GAYE scheme at Charities Aid Foundation, and if they aren’t you can nominate them through the website.
For employers the scheme is free to set up, easy to use and a great way to promote charitable giving inside your organisation and achieve something really special.
The team at local company Radcliffe & Co have been signed up to the scheme for a number of years, and have donated thousands of pounds to Rose Road across that period.
Darren Fulford, Finance Director at Radcliffe & Co said:
"As a Southampton based company for over 60 years we have always been supportive of local charities, and when I heard that the Give As You Earn scheme can be operated easily alongside our payroll system, I was really keen to explore it. It was such an easy process that I signed us up straight away. A simple spreadsheet of donations is submitted monthly by email – your staff just have to tell you what they want to commit to, easy!"
"I asked Rose Road in (because of the tremendous work they do for local parents and children) to present to the staff and a number of them signed up for regular donations immediately."
A staff member at Radcliffe & Co said:
"The work Rose Road does is invaluable. My nephew has autism and I know the impact this has had on the rest of the family. Rose Road makes such a difference to many local families and a place like this for my nephew would have made a great difference to his quality of life but is sadly not available where he lives. Rose Road is a unique local facility and should be celebrated and supported. This is my way of doing so."
Staff volunteering is extremely rewarding and can increase staff morale through team-building opportunities, and supports your Corporate Social Responsibitlity.
Opportunities for voluntary work include:
You could sponsor an event, a bedroom or a range of charity information, (e.g. newsletters, factsheets, events booklet) which is a fantastic advertising opportunity.
Your limited company pays less corporation tax when it gives the following to charity:
You could also claim tax relief by deducting the value of your donations from your total business profits before you pay tax.