What are the benefits of partnering with Age UK Norwich?
A partnership with us could be beneficial for your business by helping you meet your corporate social responsibility objectives. It's a great way to motivate employees, gain insight into the over-50s market, get some great PR and help Age UK Norwich to support vulnerable people in the local community. Contact us on email@example.com for more information.
How can we get involved?
There are a number of ways your organisation can partner with us.
Choose Age UK Norwich as your Charity of the Year
Please consider choosing Age UK Norwich as your business Charity of the Year. In return we would offer joint branding on our fundraising materials and our events, as well as positive PR and local media coverage.
Sponsor one of our events
Your staff could get involved in our events thoughout the year. By sponsoring an event you help us with the costs, for example, food and decorations, and in return get some great PR and local media coverage.
Display a collection tin
Could you display a collection tin in your office or shop? This would help us to collect much needed donations to ontinue our vital work in Norwich.
Donate a raffle prize or service
Could you donate a prize for one of our many fundraising raffles and competitions - perhaps a bottle of wine, box of chocolates or biscuits, bath goodies, gift vouchers, or free services?
Send employees to volunteer
Could you send a team to help out at an event or activity? It's a great way for staff to bond by working together to help vulnerable older people. Previous staff teams have served Christmas lunches, taken older people on days out, painted our day centre, and revamped our garden.
Run a fundraising event
Your employees could run their own fundraiser to help raise vital funds for our work. They could do a cake sale, dress down day, a sponsored walk or run, or a raffle. There's so many things they could do - contact us for more ideas!
Corporate sponsor case study - ReAssure 2017
Age UK Norwich began a three year charity partnership with the ReAssure office in Norwich in 2017.
They have already raised over £10,000 and trained 300 employees as Dementia Friends.
Here are some of the things that they did:
- Teams competed in an Apprentice style challenge to raise the most money during the month of October
- Three employees jumped 10,000 feet out a plane with a charity skydive
- One employee ran the New York Marathon
- Hosted regular office events including Casual Thursday, Cheesecake Night and Quiz ‘n’ Chips
Like most voluntary organisations, we have been dealing with major challenges to maintain services in the face of dire public finances. Cuts to government and local council funding means statutory support has crumbled.
We have been enormously lucky to have found alternative funding from charitable grants and over the coming years we need to become increasingly inventive to find new ways to meet need and pilot new services to attract funds.
Older people have not been seen as a major cause to donate to, by individuals or businesses, as most people assume our work is paid for by local and national government. In fact apart from our day care, our services get just 19% of their resources from the public purse.
We will continue to base our work on a portfolio of funding – large and small grants, donations, social enterprise.
If you are a charitable funder and would like to find out more about our services please contact our Chief Executive Susan Ringwood – firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank the following Trusts, Foundations and others for their support:
Big Lottery Fund
Henry Smith Charity
Norfolk County Council
Norwich City Council
Norfolk Community Foundation
Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group
Norwich Consolidated Charities
Paul Bassham Charitable Trust
Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk
The National Grand Lodge