There are lots of ways in which your organisation can support Halton Haven Hospice and help in your local community!
We can help you with lots of ideas and tips for raising funds, provide support where it’s needed and assist you with events.
There are lots of benefits to supporting the hospice:
- it increases staff morale.
- builds your brand in the local community.
- generates business
- helps you meet your corporate social responsibility goals.
- provides unique opportunities to network.
Charity of the year
Naming Halton Haven Hospice as your charity of the year is not only great publicity for your business, but it also provides fantastic focus for your fundraising activities. What’s more, it’s one of the best ways of creating a team-building culture in your business, while raising funds for the hospice. Some ways in which companies help us as their charity of the year include:
- donating a day’s profits.
- raising funds for a specific hospice project.
- encouraging employees to take part in our fundraising events.
- organising a team-building event.
- encouraging a payroll giving scheme.
- matching employees’ fundraising efforts with £ for £ sponsorship.
There’s no better way to build morale than to create an in-house challenge . A race, football match, walk or other event that gets people working together in teams and competing against each other to raise money!
Take part in a hospice event
You don’t have to organise your own event you can encourage your employees to take part in one of our annual events such as Santa Dash. We have a strong calendar of fundraising events.
Corporate sponsorship and support
We organise a wide range of well-attended fundraising events which can provide a great place for you to advertise and show your support for the hospice at the same time.
Giving to a charity via your payroll is both simple and tax-effective. Around five million people in the UK do this each year because it’s a more tax-efficient way to give to charity, since deductions are made before tax. You can get more information about payroll giving from the HM Revenue & Customs website. You can also use a service such as Pennies for Halton Heaven to make things even simpler, nominating us as your charity.
Companies can claim tax relief for donations to UK charities as a charge against income in their corporation tax. If you’re a partner or sole trader, then gifts to charities can be claimed on your tax self-assessment form. When gifts are made from partnerships, they are treated as donations of an equal amount from each partner, unless the partners specify otherwise. Please talk to your accountant or tax advisor for more information or check the information about gifts made to charity from companies on the HM Revenue & Customs website.
Secondment of employees and volunteer days
Giving time to the hospice is inspirational and really does help us to provide our services. This can be a secondment, for a specific activity or role (which is a legitimate business expense), or perhaps they can volunteer to help out at one of our events.