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Corporate fundraising and donating

Why support PANDAS Foundation? Supporting a charity can be great for your business, and by supporting PANDAS you’ll be helping families across the UK who are struggling with pre and postnatal mental health illnesses.

      Benefits to your company of supporting a charity include:

      • Develop your corporate identity as an organisation that cares for others
      • We also offer training and advise on maternal mental health using our presentation and management team
      • Great PR benefits
      • Expose your brand to a well-defined and large group of people
      • Inexpensive team building opportunities
      • Improved employee relations and retention

      Ways your company can support PANDAS Foundation:

      • Hold a fundraising event such as a cake sale
      • Vote for us in your charity of the year scheme
      • Make a donation per product sold
      • Staff donations via payroll giving
      • Staff sporting events and challenges such as climb Ben Nevis or a 10k run or team triathlon

      Ways to donate to PANDAS Foundation

      Work for Good

      Work for good is the simplest way of donating to charity through your business sales, especially if you are time and resource poor.

      Work for Good was set up to help charities raise funds from small businesses and offer businesses a fundraising platform which helps them to raise funds for the charities they care about – legally. through work for good. You can donate directly through them, as shown below on their website:

      And can select PANDAS Foundation from the drop down.

      This way you can select an agreement that you would be happy with, and you would still be able to donate and share your support and generosity throughout your social media.

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      Payroll Giving

      Payroll giving is a tax-free way for employers and their staff to make a regular donations to PANDAS Foundation through their wages. Donating to charities tax-free directly through your salary, Payroll Giving, is the most tax-efficient way to give. Donations are taken from wages after National Insurance but before tax. A donation of £5 a month would cost an employee £4 from their take-home pay (if they pay 20% tax) or £3 (if they pay 40% tax). There are benefits to both employers and employees to be part of payroll giving.

      Benefits of payroll giving to employees:
      -It is easy to set up and comes directly out of your wages.
      -There is no cap set for the amount you can give.
      -The donation can be stopped at any time via payroll. Or you can easily change the donation amount any time.
      -It’s tax effective and costs less to give more.

      Benefits of payroll giving for business:
      -Increases the charitable giving within the company.
      -Demonstrate your company’s commitment to supporting staff and the wider community.
      -Your business can see how much charitable business you have helped achieve.
      -Offers opportunity to gain recognition from your industry peers by attaining a Quality
      Mark Award – a Government award given to organisations who implement Payroll Giving.

      There are no set-up costs for employers. For further information please contact claire.jones@pandasfoundation.org.uk.

      Direct Collaboration

      We truly appreciate all of our business collaborators. Without them, we could not do what we do. If you are interested in supporting a charity through donations of sales of a particular product or service, we would love to hear from you. We work closely with all of our supporters to develop a working relationship that supports all service users.

      Please click the below link to see our media pack which details how we work with collaborators, and what PANDAS Foundation can offer in terms of support.

      If you would be interested in working along side our charity, please contact claire.jones@pandasfoundation.org.uk

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      Employer Matched Funding

      Did you know that many companies in the UK offer to match the fundraising efforts of their employee for a registered charity? Matched funding gives your employees the chance to boost their fundraising as your business matches the money an employee has raised for PANDAS Foundation. Some companies offer this on a pound-for-pound basis, while others will specify the amount they’re prepared to give.

      There are several platforms you can choose from to set up your matched funding scheme. You can also customise it to suit the criteria you’re willing to match. Match funding enhances corporate social responsibility and shows a company cares about what an employee is passionate about. By supporting employee fundraising and donating to a charity it adds value to a company’s brand. 

      If you are part of a business that might be interested in doing this, or who does this already, then please do let us know. Perhaps your business or organisation might be interested in hosting a fundraising event for PANDAS instead?

      We’d love to hear from you and discover how your company can work with us.

      To discuss further and/or get more info, please do contact claire.jones@pandasfoundation.org.uk

      Speakers

      In response to an increased demand for more information about perinatal mental health, we developed a presentation for corporations, which we can present, and also offer 1:1 training with your teams. This can be conducted online or in your workplace. 

      We do ask for a donation = for our resource and time that can be discussed as per request. For more information, please contact claire.jones@pandasfoundation.org.uk

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