Many local businesses work with us to help them to achieve their charitable and community aims. Whether you have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in place or not, we can offer you a simple, flexible and effective way of making a real difference in your community.
> Community Investor Fund
This fund simplifies charitable giving and brings together local businesses to make an impact. When a business makes a donation it is divided into funds that are used for immediate support and money that is invested. This means that one donation will make a positive impact both now and in years to come. We are also currently able to offer 50% matched funding on all donations to the Community Investor Fund (subject to funds available).
> Corporate Fund
Running your charitable corporate giving programme through a community foundation is a great way to deliver real impact and help those most in need. We can work with you to tailor your funding programme and find the best way to involve you and your staff in the process, and of course to publicly recognise your support.
We are pleased to already work with a number of organisations to manage their corporate fund including Bahlsen, Buckinghamshire Building Society, B P Collins LLP, Desoutter Medical, Esri UK, Stoke Park Country Club and Veolia.
> Charity of the Year
Our newest project to support local business giving is ‘Charity of the Year’. Working directly with our foundation, your business can select a different local, grassroots charity each year to receive your corporate donations, and build a direct relationship with them. Heart of Bucks will work with your business to identify the local issues that your staff are most interested in, and then select a shortlist of suitable local charities where your donation will make a difference. Our expert knowledge will ensure that, each year, your generous support reaches a deserving local charity.
We launched this initiative in 2023 with Thames Valley Fire who chose Wycombe Mind as their Charity of the Year.
> Celebrating an anniversary
Is your business celebrating a significant anniversary this year? By supporting Heart of Bucks to mark the occasion you can make a big difference in the local community. Whether it is 10 years, 25, 50 or more, as your local community foundation, we are positioned as the custodian of choice for organisations that want to ensure their charitable giving is effective and helping those most in need in our county.
> General donations
Whether you would like to regularly donate a small amount to Heart of Bucks or give a larger one-off donation, your support will ensure that together we can continue to award funding to the organisations working with those most in-need across Buckinghamshire.
From the production of publications, supporting events or providing us with your core product or services, there are multiple ways you can support our charitable work. Sponsoring Heart of Bucks helps us to keep our operating costs to a minimum and ensures that more money reaches those who need it most, whilst also raising the sponsor’s profile throughout Buckinghamshire.
Get in touch
If you would like to find out more about any of the options above, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01296 330134.