When Alive is working with a company it is about more than receiving financial support, it’s about developing a mutually beneficial partnership, where both organisations share skills, expertise and knowledge to achieve more within our community. Your company may have technical expertise, we aim to develop new innovative solutions, as an example; virtual reality is an area we are exploring to stimulate the minds of older people, your company may have the knowledge to support this project?
Alive leads the way in creativity, using of the latest technology to learn new skills of all ages: we link school children with care homes using iPads to bridge between the generations, and for older people to be appreciated by the younger generation.
Charity of the year
A Charity of the Year partnership with Alive is a fantastic way to motivate, engage and unite your employees. It helps us to raise vital funds and awareness about our work, putting older people’s mental health and wellbeing at the heart of care across the UK and, at the same time promote your business.
So, if you are thinking of a Charity of the Year partnership or in the process of choosing your next charity, we would love to hear from you.
Cause Related Marketing & Sponsorship
Research has shown that 77% of customers are positively influenced by a cause related promotion at the point of purchase or decision-making’ (Business in the Community). It helps increased brand affinity and equity, positive consumer perception, loyalty and buying behaviour. It can be highly productive for both the company involved and the charity and is seen by clients as a wonderful way of supporting worthy causes.
Alive has earned a reputation for innovative, high quality work and demand for our services remains high and continues to grow. We have delivered over 13,000 workshop sessions in over 450 care homes, day centres and other care settings. We have trained more than 1,200 care staff from over 200 settings and are expanding. Alive! may be able to open doors to help promote your products or services.
If running a marathon or climbing Kilimanjaro is not for you but you would like to contribute, you can through payroll giving, which allows you to make donations directly from your salary and you get tax relief on your donation. The donations are made after your National Insurance contribution is calculated but before Income Tax is worked out and deducted, you only pay tax on what's left.
Talk to your HR department or personnel department about whether a scheme is already in place, but if not, setting up a scheme is easy, and the costs are minimal. To learn more about how payroll giving works visit HMRC. Or register with one of the following Payroll Giving Agencies and they will talk you through the process: Charities Aid Foundation (CAF); Charitable Giving; or the Charities Trust.