Call for local business to unite to support Calderdale’s charities.

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  • April 9, 2019

Local charity the Community Foundation for Calderdale calls for local businesses who are passionate about supporting our local communities, changing lives and making a difference locally to join them on Thursday, May 9th when they will launch the Foundation Club at Halifax Minster.

The Foundation Club brings together local businesses and families who are passionate about Calderdale and helps them change lives, together. Emma Woods-Bolger from the Community Foundation says “We’ll make it easy and rewarding to give locally, and help you share your skills and expertise to strengthen local charities.”

“We are asking local business to get involved by donating £50 per month via the Foundation Club to local causes. Your donations will be boosted by an incredible 100% through matched funding, meaning your giving makes an even greater impact.”

The Community Foundation for Calderdale is making available £40,000 match funding to individuals and businesses, allowing them to increase the value of their donations to charity. Simply, for every £1 donated, the Community Foundation for Calderdale will add £1. (Max donation £600 per organisation).

Research from the UK Small Business Consortium suggests that 88% of consumers said they were more likely to buy from a company that supports and engages in activities to improve society.

Emma Woods-Bolger commented, “Many businesses want to invest in local causes that their employees and customers care about, support for the Foundation Club can be pledged from your company, through employee fundraising, or with a personal gift.”

“Our expert team will support local good causes to apply for grants from the Foundation Club funds, rigorously assess applications, and make sure your donations reach those most in need.”

Every year we (The Community Foundation for Calderdale) award over £1 million to small charities and community groups in Calderdale.

The charities we support are tackling some of the hardest to solve issues facing our community, for example, we are supporting children who are living in poverty, and those who are homeless.
Unlike national charities, we are focused on the local picture, on what is happening here in Calderdale. We work with local groups to understand what the need is, and how best to solve the issues being tackled.

We aim to make giving to charity count locally. However, to continue our work, we must raise vital funds which we can pool together and convert into a charitable donation to local causes. To achieve this, we are seeking the support of local businesses.

Local businesses are encouraged to book a place at the launch event on May 9th where guest speakers will include ABS Print and Calderdale Women’s Centre; guests will be joined by the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and have the opportunity to network with other like-minded business. Places are limited.

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