There are many ways to support Mencap including charity of the year partnerships, employee fundraising, corporate donations, celebration giving, in aid of events, sponsorships, cause related marketing, payroll giving and volunteering.
Our team will support you to achieve your own corporate social responsibility goals and takes a consultative approach, drawing up a bespoke plan to suit your business, delivering on mutually agreed objectives.
Whether you're looking to meet your CSR objectives, IIP accreditation or need help with team building, we can offer you a partnership which will deliver impact within your local business setting.
Whether you’re fundraising as a small team or as an entire organisation An organisation are a group of people who work together. , why not pull out all the stops to raise money for Mencap at work?
Take a look at what you can do in your workplace to get involved!
Charity of the year
You can choose, nominate and vote People vote in an election An election is when people choose who should be in charge of something. This could be in charge of a group, an area, or the country. People choose by voting. The person with the most votes wins. . In elections for councillors Councillors are the people who work for the council A council is also called a local authority A local authority is also called a council. They are a group of people who make decisions about some of the things in the area where you live like schools, social care Social care means the services that give care and support to people who need it. (support for people), parks and dustbin collection. . They are a group of people who make decisions about some of the things in the area where you live. These include: schools, social care (support for people), parks and dustbin collection. . They make important decisions about the area where you live. or MPs, you vote by putting a cross next to the name of the person you want to choose. In less formal elections, like in a small group, you might vote by putting your hand up. The person with the most votes wins. for Mencap as your company’s charity of the year - or let us know how we can apply for your charity of the year.
Fundraising in the office
Whether you want to hold a Mencap BIG Tea Party or take part in a Mencap event, we will support you to make your staff fundraising event as simple as possible.
We'll work closely with you and your colleagues to create a package that will support your company’s corporate social responsibility programme; as well as enticing your colleagues to get involved.
We have a proven track record of successful partnerships and expertise in working with companies of all sizes.
As part of a corporate partnership we can provide:
- A dedicated account manager A manager is a boss at work. They tell you what you need to do and give you support if you need it.
- Public Relations Support
- Creative ideas to excite and engage your colleagues.
We have a number of exciting events which you and your colleagues can sign up to as individuals or as a team.
With a range from great team building activities such as sky dives, ziplines, walks, runs and abseils to our corporate hospitality Race Day event - we definitely have something to suit everyone’s tastes.
A corporate donation can make a huge difference to the lives of people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. .
It can also be a powerful social investment tool in your local community A community is the people and places in an area. and we will work with you to ensure it makes the greatest impact.
Find out about why we need your support and how your generosity can directly help people with a learning disability in Northern Ireland.
Gifts in kind
You and your colleagues can help support people with a learning disability by donating products, meeting room space and pro bono support.
Without the support of dedicated volunteers we wouldn't be able to deliver all of our services of help many of the people we support.
It's an invaluable resource to Mencap a fantastic way of engaging your employees and allow them to see first hand the support they are giving to people with a learning disability in Northern Ireland.
Payroll Giving is a fantastic way to support us directly from your salary A salary is the money you get paid for doing your job. .
It's simple to set up and is tax Tax is the money that pays for things like schools, hospitals and the police. There are different types of taxes like income tax Income tax is the money that is taken out of the money you earn every month. It helps to pay for things we all need like hospitals and schools. , VAT VAT is also called Value Added Tax. VAT is the extra money you pay when you buy things. The money goes to the government The Government are the people who run the country. The Government decide how much tax people should pay and how things like the National Health Service (NHS) should work. to pay for things like schools and hospitals. and council tax Council Tax is the money that people pay to the council. It helps to pay for things like social care (support for people), parks and dustbin collection. . effective, as donations are deducted from your pay before tax.
Giving to Mencap in this way means we're able to plan our budgets more effectively, helping us to reach more people needing our support in Northern Ireland.
In aid of events
Does your organisation want to hold an event in aid of Mencap?
You could do this by, for example, taking up a collection for us at an awards dinner or by holding a raffle, quiz or music night in aid of Mencap.
Our sponsorship opportunities are a great way of connecting with target audiences while demonstrating good corporate citizenship.
This will help you generate positive brand awareness as well as helping people with a learning disability.
Cause related marketing
We can work with you to help market new or existing products or services to help boost your sales, profile and customer A customer is a person who buys something or uses a service. base - whilst raising vital funds to support our work!
Get in touch with us now!
If you'd like to discuss any of the opportunities mentioned on this page, please get in touch.
We would love to hear from you if you'd like to get involved, or have an idea and would like some fundraising advice.
Please get in touch so we can help support you: firstname.lastname@example.org.