Corporate Support Our corporate supporters contribute a huge amount to the day-to-day running of St Luke's Community Centre. From offering their expertise at our Job Club or PC Pals programmes or through pro bono support, to helping us paint and maintain a tidy Centre, these things all help in the provision of essential services and activities to our community. We have had long-lasting partnerships with businesses ranging amongst others from architecture, law, marketing, insurance, accountancy and travel. We welcome the opportunity to work with companies across all industries as this diversity is of great benefit to our community. Priority to get involved in our programmes is given to businesses, who partner with us through taking on one of our Corporate Partnerships. Download our Annual Corporate Partnerships Options Menu Below you can view a range of ways that businesses can contribute to St Luke’s. Please contact us on [email protected] or call on 0207 549 8179 to discuss current availability of these opportunities or becoming a Corporate Partner by taking on one of our memberships as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Citizenship initiatives. Team Challenges Our corporate Team Day Challenges are one-off events where our corporate volunteers can take part in gardening, outdoor maintenance, cooking at our cookery school, and painting and decorating. Due to the cost of organising Team Challenge Days there is a charge per volunteer, which covers the costs of materials and project management. If you are interested in finding out further information on how your company can get involved please call us on 020 7549 8179. Corporate fundraising We are a charity and depend on the generosity of people like you to continue our vital services and programmes for the local community. We would be delighted to welcome you on board! Have fun challenging yourself in activities like running, jumping, cycling, selling books or baking cakes. Or do your own creative in-house fundraising to help make a difference.You can also nominate us as your Charity of the Year, and have a year of fun while helping people in need. If you are interested in finding out further information on how your company can get involved please call 020 7549 8179. Corporate expertise We gratefully receive and also seek various professional services and support from local businesses.Areas of support include: Legal Property Finance and Benefits Business PR and Marketing If you are interested in finding out further information on how your company can get involved please call 020 7549 8179. Corporate engagement There are several ways that your business can get involved with St Luke’s, with partnerships including employee volunteering, pro-bono advice, corporate donations and in-house fundraising. Why form a partnership with St Luke’s? St. Luke’s Business Engagement programme is an established, award-winning project. We can tailor your support package around your specific business and staff. The project promotes and facilitates business engagement and corporate social responsibility in the south Islington area. What are the benefits to you and your staff? Various studies have looked at the potential benefits to both businesses and staff involved in employee volunteering. The table below highlights these: Potential Benefits to the business: Potential Benefits to Staff: Retention and recruitment of staff Increases adaptability and communication skills Increase staff morale Increases problem solving skills Increase team building Increases self confidence Develops and enhances pride in the company Develops sense of well-being and happiness Value/ impact of press coverage Increases awareness of wider social issues Building stakeholder trust Develops empathy for other people Improved relationship with local community Increases commitment to company Brand building/ profile Increases job satisfaction St Luke’s is a small charity relying on the generosity & support of individuals, businesses & trusts to maintain our much-needed services for the local community. In order to make the project sustainable we have a charging structure which varies from individually-paid team volunteering events to annual corporate memberships. If you are interested in finding out more on our CSR engagement, the ranges of CSR partnerships available and how your company can get involved please call us on 020 7549 8179. Corporate volunteering Our corporate volunteering programme enables staff at all levels to donate their time and skills during work hours to provide services to the community as part of an ongoing service. Our main focus for corporate volunteering is employability, social isolation, digital inclusion, families, legal advice and education. Examples of support provided include: mentoring local pupils as part of an inter-schools debating project; one-to-one IT support in our PC Pals project; Job Club support, employment and interview seminars for residents looking for work; Christmas giving scheme where local employees and businesses buy presents for local residents. The diversity of our projects and the fact we work with people of all ages means there is always an aspect of our work that will inspire your company and help you meet your corporate social responsibility objectives. We very much appreciate our volunteers and their amazing contribution to our community. However, in order to make the project sustainable we have a charging structure in place which varies from individually-paid team volunteering events to Annual Corporate Partnership Options (pdf link) If you are interested in finding out further information on how your company can get involved please call us on 020 7549 8179.