Partnering your company with YMCA East Surrey will enable your business to be visible at the heart of our community. At the same time, it will help to make a lasting difference to the lives of more than 9,000 people who we reach every year in East Surrey. What’s more we recognise that a corporate partnership must be mutually beneficial, which is why we guarantee to carefully tailor your sponsorship in a way that suits you. It enables your business to be visible at the heart of the community, enhances your brand and demonstrates a commitment to local people who are vulnerable or face disadvantage.
With a huge variety of integrated services, YMCA enables children, young people and adults to belong, contribute and thrive. We believe that every young person should be able to reach their full potential, no matter what their background or circumstances.
What can YMCA offer your company?
A partnership with YMCA East Surrey can bring you lasting business benefits and enable you to build on your reputation as a socially responsible company. Just some of the many benefits could include:
- Opportunities for staff engagement to increase morale and motivation, attract new talent and keep staff retention rates high
- A range of meaningful volunteering opportunities
- Enhanced brand reputation with customers, suppliers and the wider local community
- Positive media coverage through our strong local PR platform
- Proven health and wellbeing benefits for your staff
- Strategic advertising opportunities through sponsorship of events and projects.
Working in partnership with YMCA East Surrey
Your company can get involved in many different ways and we are committed to working with you to meet your company’s aims and objectives however you decide to support us.
We can also arrange for your staff to visit us to find out more about what we do and to join in volunteering opportunities. The chance to see firsthand the difference their support can make to the work of YMCA will undoubtedly boost staff morale, motivation and understanding of why your company supports us.
Health and Wellbeing Opportunities
We are committed to improving health and wellbeing in the local community and can host Health and Wellbeing events in your office offering:
- Gym membership at discounted corporate rates
- Free NHS health checks for employees aged 40-74 (other qualifying criteria apply)
- Stop smoking service
- Lifestyle weight management services
- Free local walks and cycle rides
- Exercise referral programme (for those with pre-existing health issues).
Out of School Childcare
Our After School and Holiday childcare services were rated as ‘Outstanding’ at our last inspection in August 2015. We can offer your staff’s children a great range of activities and we pick up from a number of local schools to help parents manage their work/life balance.
Charity of the Year Partnership
A Charity of the Year partnership is a great way for staff to participate in something fun while bringing about positive change within the community. We will work closely with you to develop a tailor-made programme of fundraising and volunteering activities which will engage your staff and deliver a successful, mutually beneficial partnership.
We offer a range of exciting volunteering opportunities to get your staff involved in projects helping the local community from painting, working on our allotment, or handing out medals at our Fun Run!
Employability and Mentoring
Your company could help to tackle to growing issue of youth unemployment and help our local young people develop the right skills they need to enter the workforce by offering work experience or skills training.
Fundraising Challenge Events & Teambuilding
Your staff can get fit, have fun, meet friends and raise funds by taking part in one of our inspiring challenge fundraising events. We offer full support with training and fundraising, leaving your employees free to take on new experiences. From cycling, walking and running events through to bungee jumps, skydives, abseils and even firewalks; there is something for everyone to take on! We can even help to support your own bespoke challenge event if a lot of staff want to get involved.
YMCA Sleep Easy is where people sleep rough for one night so others don’t have to. This event is a brilliant opportunity to work and come together as a team to fundraise and raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and helps raise money to support YMCA East Surrey.
You could also organise your own company fundraising event, a summer barbecue or sports tournament for example, to help engage staff while raising funds for our vital work.
Pro-Bono Support and Gifts in Kind
Your organisation could support us by providing pro-bono services such as legal advice or facilities for corporate hospitality events. Donated goods from your company can also help boost our income through raffle prizes, sales in our charity shop or by providing much needed equipment and furniture for our projects.
Single or regular corporate donations are another invaluable way of demonstrating your support for YMCA East Surrey.
Payroll Giving is a simple, tax efficient way for your employees to donate regularly to charity directly from their salary. Whatever the size of your business, Payroll Giving is easy to set up and inexpensive to run. It is easy to set up a scheme if you do not have one already and we can provide advice and help you to promote it to your staff.
From our Fun Run and Santa Run community events in Priory Park, Reigate through to specific projects, publicly supporting YMCA East Surrey can reinforce your company’s position as a socially responsible company. Whatever your sponsorship budget, we will have a campaign, event or programme to match your needs.
Find out more
To find out more about the range of opportunities available or to discuss how your company could get involved, please contact Caroline Jones.
T 01737 779979