We rely hugely on the support of Corporates and over the years we have built up many amazing relationships with companies both large and small from all different sectors of industry.
There are many, many ways to get your company involved and we have outlined these below or you can read our full Corporate Support Policy 2023 here.
In 2023 we have a total of 37 maintenance-based volunteering days to offer our corporate supporters, everything from building fences to digging holes, mucking out the animals to painting – and everything in between! We also need your help to run activities for the children visiting CAFT, a fantastic opportunity for your teams to enrich the experience of the visiting children.
We also have many exciting opportunities for awareness-raising and fundraising offsite using our many community connections within the North West. Help us to spread the word about our provision, whilst shaking a collection box and sharing our leaflets, at one of our partner organisations or community events.
Join a CAFT Event – or run your own!
We have a varied programme of ticketed events you could join including a Quiz Night, Golf Day, Ladies Lunch and Grand Ball, plus new events are being added to our diary all the time. Or why not use your unique skills to run an event for your staff, contractors and suppliers? Our fundraising team are on hand to provide advice and materials to support you. View our full list of events here.
Take on a Challenge
The ultimate teambuilding experience! Nothing forges relationships like taking on a challenge, and we have an extensive diary of challenges in 2023 and beyond. This includes UK and overseas trekking and cycling, skydiving and even an outdoor murder-mystery challenge! If there’s something you don’t see on our list, we can create something just for you! View our full list of challenges here.
We have many amazing sponsorship opportunities which we’d love to discuss with you. Boost your profile by becoming an event sponsor, we have some great packages available at our high profile events which include tickets for your teams so they can enjoy the fun! Or maybe you’d prefer to sponsor a child or group of children to visit CAFT, providing a very real benefit for those who need you most.
Access Corporate Funding
Does your business have a ‘charity pot’? We can help you to make an application for funding to either sponsor children visiting CAFT, or to buy materials for your Volunteering Day at CAFT. Or perhaps your business operates a ‘match-funding’ scheme we can discuss to boost your fundraising, or maximise on your volunteering?
Become a Collector!
Could you run an appeal within your business to support one of our seasonal events? Collect Easter Eggs or Selection Boxes and donate your mountain of chocolate to CAFT for the children visiting for our seasonal programmes, or collect toys, food items etc – we have lots of great ideas of ways your staff could contribute.
Running an organisation like CAFT is like running a hotel, adventure centre, farm and youth club all in one and we need everything you can possibly imagine to make this possible. Maybe your business could donate the goods you produce, ship, use or sell? Food, cleaning materials, soft furnishings, art supplies, animal feed, catering supplies…the list really is endless.
Charity of the Year!
If your company prefers to nominate a charity for a year, or longer, we’d love to talk to you about the various ways we can engage your teams. This is a fantastic opportunity to affiliate your company with a well-known, trusted children’s charity in a mutually beneficial way, but ultimately to make a difference to children whose lives are limited in ways most of us couldn’t possibly comprehend.