“To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.” Aristotle

It is no longer enough simply to provide excellent goods and services at competitive prices. Businesses need to have a competitive advantage too. Many are finding that the work they do in investing time and money in the local community helps give them that edge. We support local businesses to ensure that your Corporate Responsibility programmes truly benefit the local communities in which you are based, and where your staff live.

There are three main options for you to consider.

1. Make a Corporate Donation

Companies can make one-off or regular donations that are fully allowable against tax.  Donations made by sole traders and partnerships can also be made under the Gift Aid scheme.  We then pool all these donations into our special Bradford District Fund and this is used to make grants to community projects throughout the District.  You can send a cheque (made payable to Bradford District Community Fund) or you can ring us for further details.

2. Set up your own Personal Fund

Companies can set up their own Personal Fund, named after the company, which then operates like a mini charitable trust.  There is a minimum contribution of£5,000 (although you can start off with smaller amounts and grow to £5,000).   We then work with you to make investments in the local community in which your business is based, or to causes that resonate with you and/or your staff.   You can read more about this here.

3. Make Bradford your Charity of the Year

Encourage your staff to choose local causes to benefit from their fundraising in a scheme called Make Bradford your Charity of the Year.  Read more about this here.