Corporate fundraising

A Royal Voluntary Service volunteer shopping during COVID-19

Royal Voluntary Service supports people, communities and the NHS in every part of Great Britain

We inspire and enable people to give the gift of voluntary service to meet the needs of the day. Through the power of volunteering, we provide one-to-one, group and online services that improve health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and connections for older and vulnerable people.

Throughout our history we have consistently responded quickly and effectively to support the communities in which we serve. Most recently, supporting hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring no one felt alone or socially isolated and giving people the confidence to rebuild their lives. Our long-standing partnership with the NHS has led us to manage the NHS Volunteer Responders programme, mobilising thousands of volunteers across the nation in this time of great need.

As we move into a new phase, there is still an acute need for support in our communities - the pandemic has had a significant impact on those already vulnerable or disadvantaged. Royal Voluntary Service will be delivering a two year programme of support to help some of the hardest hit communities recover from the impact of Coronavirus and thrive.

We would very much welcome a conversation to discuss how your business can get involved. For more information please contact Kate Rooks, Head of Corporate Partnerships on kate.rooks@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or find out more about our work with companies, charitable foundations and philanthropists.

What you could fund

Royal Voluntary Service is a charity that relies on the support of corporate partners to help raise the funds we need every day so our volunteers can keep on reaching out with friendship, running social events and activities in local communities, giving practical help to people that need it and supporting the NHS. There are many ways a corporate partner can make a positive difference to our communities.

Read about our corporate partners

Fund a service or project

Your company can choose to support a project close to you, by geography or service type. Alternatively, you can give a general donation that allows us to direct the funds to where it is most needed.

We can also manage challenges for teams of employees and work with our events providers to develop something exciting that will generate excellent press opportunities.

Read about our partnership with Admiral

Charity of the Year

Whatever your type of company, size or structure, we will work with you to deliver exciting and innovative Charity of the Year partnerships, and work hard to ensure your employees are fully engaged and benefit from our partnership. We can offer marathon places, challenge events, fundraising tips and ideas as well as support with national fundraising campaigns. We’ll also work with you to help develop your own calendar of activities to get everyone motivated and working together.

Companies find that fundraising and volunteering for Royal Voluntary Service is a great way to motivate staff, encourage creativity, improve communications and promote team-building. We have guaranteed places in the UK’s major running events, including the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Berlin Marathon as well as other fundraising challenges.

Read about our partnership with McCarthy & Stone

Cause Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing or CRM can deliver real benefits to your brand and an uplift in sales. We can help to launch new products, attract new audiences and differentiate your brand in a highly competitive marketplace. We have expertise in developing on-pack promotions, in-store merchandising and trade promotions.

  • Research has shown that publicly linking a brand with a charity can provide a credible incentive for customers and staff to select your products over others and support their community at the same time.
  • Further benefits include strong brand switching incentives, increased long-term customer loyalty, brand equity and sales.
    Read about our partnership with Legal & General

      Sponsorship

      Royal Voluntary Service host a number of high-profile events, campaigns and fundraising initiatives available for sponsorship. We offer extensive branding and media benefits, opportunities include:
      • National campaigns to raise the awareness of Royal Voluntary Service and our work
      • Research and projects on key issues facing volunteers, older people and our society
      • Specific projects and services.

        Employee volunteering

        Our services are delivered almost entirely by the goodwill of our volunteers, and we have been matching volunteers to rewarding roles for over 80 years. Volunteering for Royal Voluntary Service can help your employees develop a breadth of new skills to bring back to the workplace along with confidence and renewed enthusiasm.

        Royal Voluntary Service one-off, short term and on-going volunteering and secondment opportunities could include:
        • Something personal – Sharing a cup of tea and stories with someone in their home or during a hospital stay to help reduce loneliness or isolation
        • Something practical - DIY assistance, helping with shopping or providing lifts for those who cannot get out and about
        • Something professional – Royal Voluntary Service has a need for skills and experts from a range of fields to support us locally with fundraising, training, marketing or mentoring
        • Something en masse! – support our events and fundraising activities around the country.

          Gifts in kind

          Donating products and services or prizes to support the charity are invaluable because they save us money.

          We offer organisations choosing to support us with gifts in kind donations many of the promotional benefits our corporate partners enjoy. Over the years our partners have been able to provide a wide range of services, from legal advice, design and print, our telephone system and IT through to refreshments for sporting and challenge events and prizes for our raffles.

          Reap the benefits of a partnership with Royal Voluntary Service

          With volunteers all across Great Britain, we are a national charity with a local feel. Our community centres and lunch clubs give us a huge reach to promote your company, brand, product or service through partnership programmes. We run hospital cafés, trolleys and shops and in many cases profits raised through sales is gifted back to the hospitals to improve services and equipment for patients and the local community.

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          ...to find out how supporting Royal Voluntary Service could be of mutual benefit and make good business sense. Call us on 0800 731 9197 or click the button below.

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          ...is a national charity built on local volunteering, giving support to people to meet the needs of the day in the NHS and in our communities.

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