What could you offer to the local community?

What could you offer to the local community?

There are many ways that businesses can support the local community enabling them to help to really make a difference and deliver improved services to the people of Warrington.  

Examples of CSR activities could include:

Offering Time

You could give an employee time off to volunteer, enabling them to support activities such as:

  • Sports events such as half marathons, community activity days and sponsored walks
  • Take part in fundraising events such as bag packs, raffles, fashion shows and cake bakes
  • Helping out at local events with registration, marshalling and setting up equipment

Offering Skills

You could utilise the talents of your employees to help others.  Examples of this could be:

  • Painting and decorating
  • Gardening / Landscaping
  • Pro bono legal work
  • Accountancy 
  • Marketing to raise awareness and impact of local events and good causes
  • IT support or website design and support

Offering Resources

Businesses may be able to offer support in other ways such as through products or materials that help to meet the needs of a local community or voluntary group.  Examples of this could be:

  • Donating equipment (WVA can advertise the equipment for you)
  • Providing food for a luncheon club
  • Providing paint or gardening equipment for a community venue or garden
  • Providing free photographs, designs or images for a website or poster

Offering Funding

We understand that times are tough and money is scarce, however, there are many ways that as a business, you can get involved in helping to raise funds for the hundreds of fantastic good causes that we have in Warrington.  You could:

  • Provide match funding for an employee who is fundraising in their own time.
  • Hold fundraising events within your own organisation.
  • Establish a Payroll Giving scheme where employees are able to donate through their wages.
  • Donate a Volunteer- help a charitable organisation by paying for volunteer expenses
  • Choosing local rather than national charities to be your charity of the year
  • Sponsoring an event

This is by no means an exhaustive list.  In many ways it's about thinking about what you can offer and what you want to offer.  It is worth reading through our page on things to think about.  You can also sign up to the WVA mailing list to find out more about what goes on in the third sector in Warrington.


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