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EO/PL001
1230 THE WOMEN'S COMPANY
1230 TWC "Just Do It!" is an exciting and powerful conference for today's and tomorrow's business women. Hundreds of like-minded business women from all over the UK will meet on 19th June, 2012, to access the wealth of resources to help their business grow - to learn, to network, to have fun and to enjoy the day. "Sponsoring at 'Just Do It!' will be a highly effective part of showcasing your business, reaching a wide range of audiences over several months. To be held in central London, the day consists of a conference, followed by a separate dinner with guest speakers. There is an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities available, each tailored to your business needs". Contact: Jackie Groundsell, Managing Director. Address: 126 Merlin Grove, Beckenham BR3 3HT. E-mail:
jgroundsell@1230.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
    EO/PL002    
ACT AGAINST BULLYING: CYBERKIND CAMPAIGN
CyberKind is a campaign by Act Against Bullying, the high profile UK charity helping parents and children deal with school bullying. With the increase in young people using social networking sites on a daily basis and as their major source of communication, the aim of this new initiative is to counteract and reverse the growing trend of cyber bullying - on the increase and now responsible for many teen suicides - by making a conscious effort to reward 'niceness on the net'. It is motivated by the charity's belief that the active promotion of good internet manners may significantly reduce the misery that is suffered by so many children, sometimes over meaningless comments and thoughtless behaviour. It may even save lives. They are looking for a major sponsor for the campaign to invest around £10,000. This would buy the company their logo on the charity's website, and on all printed and e-mailed public relations material connected with this particular campaign, which they expect to get extensive media coverage. In addition, the sponsor's logo will be included in the campaign posters which have been designed by book illustrator Katy Dynes and they would receive verbal acknowledgement and tickets to the launch party, which is to be held at the House of Lords on November 11th, as well as public relations opportunities at a public event to be held in central London on the charity's Cool to be Kind Day on November 18th, and any other 'spin offs', such as panel debate involvement, etc. on this subject. Act Against Bullying Founder Director Louise Burfitt-Dons is a well known figure in the humanitarian campaigning field and regularly appears on national TV and radio programmes. As a motivational speaker, the ethos of the organisation she founded is a combination of the inspirational and practical and there is a wealth of information and advice for young people as well as parents and social workers on the website at www.actagainstbullying.org (link below). She writes extensively for the media on bullying issues, has led the field in identifying modern issues such as ECD and tribalism and has been a speaker at national conferences and seminars. Act Against Bullying was shortlisted for the Guardian Charity Award 2008. Act Against Bullying is a 'celebrity favourite' and has held many prestigious and star-studded events. For example, currently popular Britain's Got Talent finalists Strike are raising the profile of AAB as they are touring schools. The charity is active on YouTube and Twitter and has a growing following of fans worldwide who enjoy the honest apolitical approach to this complex social problem, as well as their catchy campaigns such as Cool to be Kind Day. They are also the UK representative of the World Kindness Movement. Contact: Louise Burfitt-Dons, Director. Address: 68 Duke Road, London W4 2DE. Tel.: 0845 230 2560. Fax: 0208 995 9500. E-mail: info@actagainstbullying.org.
link to website

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Ongoing
    EO/PL003    
AUTOGRAPH ABP
The charity: founded in 1988, Autograph ABP is a charity that works to educate the public in photography, with an emphasis on cultural identity and human rights, through exhibitions, publishing, education and the creation of a public archive of culturally diverse photography. It is based at Rivington Place, London, the home of culturally diverse contemporary art and photography in the UK, which opened in 2007. Designed by David Adjaye OBE, this prestigious award-winning building is the first new-build public gallery in London since 1968. Autograph is constantly expanding, and has recently worked on projects with The Hayward Gallery, The South Africa National Gallery, The Barbican, Harvard University and Syracuse University (both USA), DRIK (Bangladesh), Manchester Museum and Art Gallery, Amnesty International, MTV Europe Foundation and Magnum Photos, in partnership to reach yet larger audiences. The offer: Autograph's concerns give it a special place at the centre of the British art scene - the envy of the world - with its sophisticated, urbane and educated audience. Sponsorship would provide the sponsor with access to this demographic segment, and associate them with an arts organisation that is socially aware and has a proven track record. Autograph ABP's audience figures are typically well over 500,000. The results of a recent spot-questionnaire for an Autograph exhibition at Rivington Place showed 68% of the audience were in work and 27% were students. 100% of those questioned rated their experience of the exhibition as either Good or Excellent. Recent press coverage included a four-page feature in the Guardian, a preview on Radio 3 Night Waves, three pages in The Independent, a full page in both Metro and The Times, a double page spread in New Humanist and numerous features and reviews in the general and art press. "Your mandate and programming is highly impressive ... the breadth of the photos both aesthetically and from the point of view of content, the associated contexts of the work, and the way the show was mounted. Wonderful, memorable, subtle, and in many ways revolutionary! Congratulations!" - Doina Popescu, Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre, Toronto, 2009; "You guys rock! The best exhibitions in the country. Cutting edge and accessible. Keep doing what you are doing and more" - Kevin McCullough, Christian Aid, 2009. Contact: Indra Khanna, Curator. Address: Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA. Tel.: +44 (0)20 7729 9200. Fax: +44 (0)20 7739 8748. E-mail: info@autograph-abp.co.uk
link to website

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Possible benefits available to sponsors

     Logos on promotional print, online and on-site
     Naming of events or exhibitions after the sponsor's company
     Advice on purchase of photographs for the sponsor's collection
     Copies of Autograph publications
     Talks on Autograph's work and artists for the sponsr's staff and guests, either at Rivington Place or at the sponsor's workplace
     Exhibition tours by curators and artists

Possible sponsorship opportunities

     Exhibitions, publications, artists' commissions, public lectures, one-off events, etc., ranging from £2,000 upwards.

 

Ongoing
EO/PL004
BIDDULPH TOWN MUSEUM
Biddulph Town Museum was established in 2008 by local resident Robert Worrall. It is a growing collection of artefacts, ephemera and historical items which are available to the public for viewing either online or by arrangement. The aim of the museum is to house the collections in their own premises, so that they can be viewed more easily. Local schools can borrow the collections or individual items to help with school projects. Biddulph Museum is looking for sponsors to help fund premises for the museum. All sponsors will get advertising space on the museum website, within the museum premises and on all brochures and leaflets. Contact: Robert Worrall, Curator. Address: 7 Redwing Drive, Biddulph, Staffordshire ST8 7UA. Tel.: 01782 523855. E-mail:
robertworrall@aol.com
link to website

 

Ongoing
EO/PL005
BRISFEST - SEPTEMBER 21st TO 22ND, 2013 - ASHTON COURT ESTATE, BRISTOL
BrisFest, Bristol's largest music festival for 20,000 people per day, is designed to showcase the best of the south west, alongside top name artists. The festival will feature a packed programme of top quality entertainment, outdoor stages, flamboyant décor, costumed walkabouts, circus and comedy tents, projection light shows, miles of internationally renowned graffiti and an array of interactive fun for that ultimate festival experience. Tickets are from £15 a day, kids free, plus hundreds of volunteering opportunities to be accessible to all the event's wide-ranging audience, over 60% of whom are between 16 and 35. Now in its fifth year, BrisFest has announced an exciting expansion to the beautiful Ashton Court Estate, just thirty minutes' walk from the city centre. Due to the history of the Ashton Court Festival, this hugely popular move has been greeted with much enthusiasm by local press and public, which will only increase as anticipation builds. More than just a music festival BrisFest is organised by The Bristol Festival Community Group, a registered charity, with all proceeds going towards supporting and promoting local artists and training volunteers to gain employment in the events and music industries. "We invest in people, offering mentoring, training and recognised qualifications to help people into work, using the engaging power of music, art and festival fun. We're looking for sponsors to enable us to extend our reach, with marketing and brand awareness raising packages from as little as £1,000, up to supporting the main stages and headline artists bookings, or coming along to appear at the event and meet the crowds. We offer tailored partnerships, including social media campaigns to communicate directly to our huge online following or sponsored event consumables in order to really integrate our partners into the show. Partnering with BrisFest is an excellent value-for-money option to significantly raise your profile, reach thousands of potential customers and support a worthy cause. Previous partners have included Nokia Music, Sailor Jerry, UWE, Fenchurch, Gala Casinos, Redrow Homes and many more. For further information please email partners@brisfest.co.uk or call 0117 3281492 or see our website (link below)". Contact: Poppy Stephenson. Tel.: 0117 3281492. Address: BrisFest, Bush House, 4th Floor, 72 Price Street, Bristol BS1 4QD. E-mail:
poppy@brisfest.co.uk
link to website

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*** Contact the organisers for details of sponsorship opportunities connected with the next BrisFest

 

Ongoing
EO/PL006
BRITISH STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
British Student Film Festival is looking for partnership and patronage support. The festival has a tiered sponsorship programme, ranging from Festival Sponsor to Awards Sponsor. All sponsors receive prominent logo placement on promotional print and web materials. Similarly, opportunities for further exposure can be accommodated during the festival, including the screening of adverts at subsidised rates and the distribution of promotional materials. British Student Film Festival is a national exhibition of student work in Newcastle, Liverpool, Bristol and London, to be held in April 2012. The festival holds an uncompromising stance: that every film is screened and the entry requirements must be affordable. The festival will then culminate in an awards ceremony to celebrate the students' work and the winning films are announced. "We hope to not only help those filmmakers with a desire to enter the industry as a career but also to demonstrate the creativity and vision in each student. As an inclusive festival we aim to undermine any false standards to which their creativity has previously been held - we will not grade their vision. Awards will be provided for films which are exemplary in their execution, but the festival and our board of patrons defend the creative vision of each student filmmaker as unique and unquantifiable". Full sponsorship details and benefits are available on request. Contact: Francesca Creed. Address: 46 Keyes Road, London NW2 3XA. E-mail:
sponsorship@britishstudentfilm.co.uk.
link to website

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Ongoing
EO/PL007
BULGARIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE LONDON
The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London (BCI London) is Bulgaria's official organisation in the UK which promotes Bulgarian culture, knowledge and tourism, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. "The vast majority of the Institute's work is aimed not only at Bulgarians, but at the UK's wide, international audience. And, of course, being a semi-governmental organisation allows us access to infamous cultural heritage items and exhibits, and guarantees you the respect and acknowledgement received through partnering with/sponsoring such an organisation. With a focus on the promotion of different artforms and our supporters (ie you), BCI London organises and supports a broad spectrum of innovative projects, programmes and events. We offer a wide range of PR and marketing solutions to our sponsors, including international TV coverage, as well as great networking and contact-making opportunities. We also offer you the opportunity to periodically organise events for your company at our premises, which we will advertise for you! The Institute's ultimate goal is to draw attention to the great achievements and heritage within Bulgaria's vast cultural history, current and past events/achievements with an international bearing and to promote new talent. We also aim to encourage collaborations between Bulgarians, Britons and other nationals, be it on an individual or higher level. Just some of our aims are outlined here. Bulgarian Cultural Institute London aims to promote, support and develop cultural and social relations between Bulgaria and the UK through various means     by introducing Bulgarian culture to the UK's international audience through exhibitions, performances, concerts, film screenings, theatrical productions, discussions and debates, recitals, literary evenings, and many more!    by organising a multitude of interesting courses and seminars, as well as Bulgarian and international traditions and crafts evenings and workshops    by collaborating with, supporting and partnering with other similar institutions, Anglo-Bulgarian associations and other cultural representatives    by offering a library and reading room with a wide selection of Bulgarian and foreign literature, albums, films, dictionaries, guides and other materials    by providing tourist information and materials for all those who wish to visit Bulgaria and experience its exquisite cultural monuments first-hand. Please contact Ioanna Peeva for more information on sponsorship and/or partnership, or with your offer. Contact: Ioanna Peeva, Legal & Business Consultant/PR, Marketing and Finance; general information and enquiries office@bcilondon.co.uk Address: 188 Queen's Gate, South kwensington, London SW7 5HL. E-mail: ipeeva@bcilondon.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
EO/PL008
CHAMPION BEHAVIOURS
Champion Behaviours is a Hampshire-based charity that delivers workshops for young people, aged 11-16 years old who are in danger of exclusion from school and society due to poor behaviours. Champs' aim is help and encourage young people to develop champion behaviours, inclusion and become valuable members of their community, adding to it, not simply taking from it. There are sponsorship opportunities to     donate or sponsor Champs charity as a whole    sponsor workshops at specific schools or areas to suit your marketing or business needs    sponsor or donate services and products that the charity needs    sponsor fundraising events such as the organisation's annual Solent Swim as detailed on its website    sponsor Champs founder PJ on his fundraiser in 2011 to pedalo round the Isle of Wight with a celebrity    sponsor community and business programmes uniting young people and businesses to deliver community projects, hand in hand. The Champs website (see lonk below) has much information, photos and stories about the work. For detailed and private information, please call Champs Charity directly. Contact: PJ Stevens, Founder. Address: 127 Southampton Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9GR. Tel.: 01590 689 289. E-mail: pj@championbehaviours.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EO/PL009
EPILEPSY FOOTPRINT
Epilepsy Footprint is a non-profit organisation which aims to educate people everywhere about epilepsy. All its surplus funds are used in developing countries to improve people's access to support services and medical treatments for epilepsy. Too many people in these countries are dying from treatable seizures due to poverty, lack of access to medical services for epilepsy and general attitudes towards the condition. Ignorance towards epilepsy also means many people in the developing world are too scared to be diagnosed with the condition because it could potentially result in them losing their work, family or education. So by going out and speaking to people about epilepsy, Epilepsy Footprint's aim is to help people's understanding and attitudes towards the condition and remove the stigma which is holding so many people back from leading a normal life with epilepsy. The funding received from these presentations will be used in developing countries to     improve medical facilities and supplies     improve accessibility to medical and support services     provide education and skills training to people with epilepsy     improve the general understanding of epilepsy through school presentations. Epilepsy Footprint's Mission: the vision of Epilepsy Footprint is to keep improving people's understanding and handling of epilepsy in everyday life both in the UK and abroad. In many developing countries there is a negative attitude associating epilepsy with the devil and disease resulting in many people being disowned by their families, schools and employers. So going out and talking to people about the various aspects of epilepsy has been shown to bring people together rather than allowing them to remain isolated - and to improve people's confidence everywhere in handling seizures when witnessed. All this is achieved by providing training and information to those who wish to understand and learn more about epilepsy. This objective is achieved by giving various presentations regarding epilepsy in everyday life via    schools    businesses    community groups    hospitals    families    media    national and international conferences. Contact: Tanya Spensley. Address: 2 Ashbourne Court, Ashbourne Close, London N12 8SA. Tel.: 0780 880 1210. E-mail: tspensley@epilepsyfootprint.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
    EO/PL010    
GREENPARK IMAGES
Greenpark Images has a unique film archive of UK social history going back to the 1950s. Since there is a growing national concern about the need for teenagers to appreciate the importance of Respect and Responsibility and their role in society as citizens, the company has recently started using its film archive to produce a series of educational courseware modules on DVD, for classroom use in the teaching of Key Stage 3 Citizenship in UK schools. The first module, on the subject of "Respect", which provides illustrations from earlier decades for use in classroom discussion, has been produced in collaboration with staff and students at a secondary school, with the support of a small Strategic Commissioning Educational Grant from MLA South West. It is proving very popular with teachers and students who have used it and Greenpark Images is now embarking on producing the next DVD module, about Responsibility, in a similar format, also with a small grant from MLA South West. The company is keen to begin to market these modules nationally to all secondary schools for their Citizenship classes, but this will require about £15,000 in additional funding for each module for marketing, distribution and the clearance of rights. They are therefore keen to find a sponsor who would be interested in being associated with this project and, ideally, provide complementary opportunities to promote awareness of the courseware and of the important topics covered. They are also seeking a sponsorship partner to work with to identify other imaginative ways of using their film archive for educational and informational projects. Contact: Brian Norris, Director of Marketing. Address: Greenpark, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7LS. Tel.: 01566 782107. Fax: 01566 782127. E-mail: bnorris@btinternet.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
    EO/PL011    
HARINGEY WARRIORS YOUTH ORGANISATION
The Haringey Warriors Youth Organisation (HWYO) is a community group that provides youth services in north London. It has been established since December 3rd, 2001, providing sessions in sport and music based activities. HWYO has upwards of 700 registered members with over 100 children and young people using its services weekly, a number that is growing as more children and young people become aware of HWYO and what they offer. HWYO is creating positive community leaders who approach life with a different attitude and who empower themselves and their community. HWYO is providing The Professional Clubs and Sports Coaching Program, The Get Qualified Project, HWYO Sports-Camps and Peace In The Community Showcase, combined with youth mentoring. These projects are a unique approach to working with children and young people, designed and implemented by HWYO. The way HWYO has combined different learning aspects into the projects makes it very special in comparison with other service providers. When participants experience the combination they must have more. HWYO is about enabling children and young people to make a change in their own lives their family’s lives and the lives of the people living in their community. HWYO provides disadvantaged children and young people with life skills and steers them away from anti-social behaviour and crime. Life skills involve confidence building, anger management, understanding people, character building, personal development, family development, inter-personal relationship building, leadership skills, working with others and creating friendships. The community that HWYO seeks to serve is ethnically and socially diverse. By bringing together young people in this community, HWYO enables young people to share ideas and learn from each other and about different cultures. HWYO links with, and adds value to, current council projects and local service providers. HWYO targets children and young people between the ages of 6 and 25, with learning sessions taking place during their free time. Contact: Mr. Jesse Peters. Address: 99 Granville Road, Wood Green, London N22 5LR. Tel.: 0208 888 6629. Fax: 0208 888 6629. E-mail: Haringeywarriors@aol.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EO/PL012
HOWBURY FRIENDS
Howbury Friends is a community group that runs projects in Slade Green, Erith. Its members live and work in the local community. Howbury Friends is run by ten local people, all of whom are volunteers. The group sees over five hundred people a week through its projects and over two thousand during the school holidays. It runs projects for children after school, engaging them in positive activities to reduce anti-social behaviour and neglect, as well as building confidence and teaching them skills. "We run projects for teenagers in the evening, giving them a safe haven and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. We also organise projects for adults during the day, teaching new skills and getting them back into work. We run activities for the elderly, reducing isolation and fear. During the school holidays and every Saturday, we organise family activities, breaking down barriers in the community and between ages. We also raise money to take people on trips: this year we took 250 disadvantaged people to the beach for a day and 115 disadvantaged children to the pantomime. Everyone works on a voluntary basis and currently all funds come from government grants, trusts and fundraising events. The club is looking for sponsors who are willing to help in a variety of different ways, either through one-off or regular donations - in order for the projects to keep running - or by donations to allow us to buy equipment for the projects. In exchange, we will add your logo to all of our advertising leaflets and any event posters or public paperwork, along with a notice attached to the equipment donated stating that the item was generously donated by your company. Our current needs and requirements are as follows: music mixing software for recording; computers and printers for homework clubs and community training; cameras for the young people; art materials and craft equipment - scissors, glue, paint, paper, etc. for art clubs; cookery equipment for our family and after school cookery clubs; food vouchers for fruit and ingredients; printing paper, ink for printers and sports equipment - we can make use of any donations. Any further questions are welcome - please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks in advance". Contact: Melanie Hudson. Address: North Block Reception, Howbury Centre, Slade Green Road, Erith, Kent DA8 2HX. Tel.: 07538 300768. E-mail:
melaniehudson@btinternet.com.

 

Ongoing
EO/PL013

IMPERIAL COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BOAT CLUB

Imperial College Medical School Boat Club is a ten year old rowing club comprising respected old hospital clubs with a combined 400 years of history and with a keen membership base of over a hundred university students from different disciplines and backgrounds. The club is entirely student-run, from training recruits to top level administration and operates on contributions from its members and the kind support of sponsors and affiliates. "We row on the River Thames on the busy Tideway section, competing in numerous races ranging from United Hospital events, in which we are highly successful, to world-famous regattas like Marlow and Head races like the Tideway Head. We also have a firm plan to qualify for Henley Royal Regatta, the sport's premier event. Sponsorship logos on equipment and clothing offer a business exposure wherever our club trains or races, which over the past year has included Chiswick, Hammersmith, Putney, Kingston, Cambridge, Dorney Lake and Henley. With regards to equipment, we can currently offer up to 28,800 sq. cm of advertising space on our racing boats of which we currently own six eight man, two four man and one single man and 2,400 sq. cms. on our oars. Furthermore our 100+ members annually order new clothing, each item of which has space for a company logo and our rowers are routinely seen wearing items in and around our London University. If you would like to discuss these or any other opportunities for sponsorship of our club, we would welcome correspondence at the address or email below and the club Captain or myself will be more than happy to discuss details over a coffee, whenever you are available". Contact: James Cooper. Address: 17 Delorme Street, Hammersmith, London W6 8DS. Tel.: 07905 591018. E-mail:
james.a.cooper08@ic.ac.uk.

 

Ongoing
EO/PL014
INSPIRE EDUCATION: UK SCHOOLS MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Inspire Education has been working with schools across the UK providing exciting and revolutionary services to all sectors of education. The organisation is passionate about raising the attainment and aspirations of students regardless of ability, to maximise their potential for learning and to achieve success in life. They have set up the UK Schools Memory Championships in order to achieve these goals. Over three hundred students competed in 2007/2008. This year, there are thousands competing. Inspire Education's highly trained presenters visit schools to deliver memory training to groups of students. These students are given a pre-printed training manual, which has been written by the eight times World Memory Champion Dominic O'Brien. Participating schools receive a Brain Club resource pack, which aids the students in setting up a club to promote memory development and brain training in general. After a period of training, in-school competitions take place across the UK. These competitions assess each student's ability to memorise five types of information in a test of raw memory power. The top students in the country are invited to a national final which is held in the region of the previous year's winner (for 2009 this is Northampton). The competition is a great way both of embedding memory techniques into education and developing life-long learning skills which are transferable across the curriculum and throughout life. Inspire Education constantly receives excellent feedback from schools, stating that these skills have had a positive affect on examination preparation and attainment levels. Recent research has shown that training the memory leads to a direct increase in problem solving ability, otherwise known as fluid intelligence. Participating students become proficient at putting these skills into practice to memorise and recall random words, random numbers and even the order of a shuffled deck of playing cards. As well as the realisation that they have acquired a powerful set of skills, this gives them the motivation and self confidence to memorise anything. These techniques are then effortlessly applied to their studies. The winners of last year's competition appeared on the BBC Breakfast News and the competition was featured in The Times and the Daily Telegraph. The size of the competition has increased dramatically this year and with it, the media interest is even greater. "As a sponsor you will be supporting the involvement of many schools that have limited funds to get involved in the training and competition; the growth of the competition throughout the UK and the provision of cutting edge resources for schools and students. Ultimately you will be helping to raise the attainment and aspirations of thousands of students across the UK. We regularly send promotional material to schools, educational departments and to government bodies. The competition has featured in several broadsheets and on the BBC News. You will be featured on all of our promotional material and on all of our press releases and television spots. Working with us will undoubtedly inspire you". Contact: Neil Denley, Director. Address: Gibbs House, Kennel Ride, Ascot SL5 7NT. Tel.: 01344 890126. Fax: 01344 883058. E-mail: neil@inspire-ed.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EO/PL015
KIDZ STUFF - ROTARY CLUB OF HORSHAM/TERBELL
Kidz Stuff is a magical three day festival for pre-teenage children and their parents. The event provides a mixture of fun and education for children and includes a special day for children with special needs and their families, friends and carers. The festival has a very clearly defined market: it has been run since 2007 and attracts each year between 7,500 and 8,500 people from a wide area of the south east of England ... and grows each year in content and attendance. Kidz Stuff creates a world of entertainment for the audience to explore and learn, by creatively blending simple fun with practical learning through activities and demonstrations. The event takes place in Horsham Park, which is immediately adjacent to the town centre and within easy reach of the train and bus station and public car parks. In addition the event has its own car park within the grounds of Horsham Park. The event is created, produced and managed by The Rotary Club of Horsham and event management company, Terbell Ltd, together with non-financial support from Horsham District Council. Contact: John Le Rossignol, Festival Organiser. Address: Birkdale, Greens Lane, Mannings Heath RH13 6JW. Tel.: 01403 754005. E-mail: jleross@attglobal.net
link to website

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Ongoing
EO/PL016
NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES & CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP (LACROSSE)
The National Universities and Clubs Championship (NUCCS) is a national end of season lacrosse tournament which has run since 1948. The tournament takes place across a weekend in March and is open to all teams in the UK. There are four elements: womens, mens, mixed and development teams. "Across the whole weekend we expect approximately a thousand players to participate, ranging from sixteen upwards, with the majority being in their mid-twenties from private schools and universities. Options for sponsorship/advertising include sponsoring the twelve pitch-wide banners, kit sponsorship and email/website campaign branding. Our emails hit targeted contacts in all universities and clubs in the UK. Sponsorship for other tournaments related to this one would also be optional and advertising from this tournament (with agreement from the sponsor) would be used at other tournaments throughout the year". Contact: Claire Smoothy. Tel.: 07740 191209. E-mail:
info@nucchampionship.co.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
    EO/PL017     THE PERSONAL STORYBOOK COMPANY
The Personal Storybook Company has developed a new concept for exam revision that they believe will radically change the way students revise for exams, significantly improving their potential results. They are looking for a sponsor to support a two-year programme of research to allow the implementation of the concept in up to five schools. They believe this will cost in the region of £20,000, although they could carry out a smaller research initiative for perhaps as little as £5,000. Further details about the concept are available on the organisation's website (click on the link on the products page for "Key Facts Revision Cards") or call the number listed to discuss the initiative. Contact: Alan Taddei, Proprietor. Address: Unit 3, Cambrian Business Park, Queens Lane, Mold CH7 1NJ. Tel.: 0871 220 5365. Fax: 0870 220 5375. E-mail: alan.taddei@btinternet.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
EO/PL018
RISE
Rise is a charity which supports women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove and across West Sussex. Rise' services include refuge accommodation, resettlement, crisis appointments, helpline, counselling, housing, legal and financial advice, solicitors' appointments, support groups, play therapy, 1-to-1 support and training and preventative education. This November, Rise is expanding its successful programme of fundraising events to include the inaugural Rise Conference. This event will enable Rise to raise funds to ensure the continuation of their vital services whilst raising the profile of Rise, and the profiles of the event sponsors. The conference is open to all, as the primary aim is to connect delegates with the ways in which they, and their workplaces, can help to prevent violence against women. The diversity of the audience will allow sponsors to reach people from across the sectors, as well as from across the country. Rise is offering a plethora of sponsorship and advertising opportunities for this event, starting from just £250. With all packages, there is also the opportunity to purchase extra marketing opportunities and create a bespoke sponsorship package. Rise needs support to continue to provide services to women and children in their hour of need. "We are always pleased to hear from people who are willing to sponsor Rise services directly or who would be interested in sponsoring another of the Rise fundraising events: the Rise 8K Undercliff Run". Contact: Julie Hales, Fundraising Manager. Tel.: 01273 622 828, ext. 214. E-mail:
Julie.Hales@riseuk.org.uk.
link to website

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Sponsorship opportunities

     Headline sponsorship: £4,000 - £7,000. The headline sponsor will get free delegate places, their logo on all regional and national marketing material, logo placement on the conference registration site and booking confirmations, lead logo placement on the conference programme cover and paperwork, a free advert in the conference programme, marketing opportunities at the conference venue and branding on conference products.
     Supporter sponsorship: £1,000-£3,500. Supporter sponsors will get free delegate places, their logo on selected marketing, a mention on the registration site and booking confirmations, a logo in the conference brochure and marketing opportunities at the conference.
     Product sponsorship: £250 +. Product sponsorship opportunities include delegate stationery, delegate folders, lanyards or the online registration system (which includes branding on the registration page). All sponsored products will be branded with the logo of the sponsor.
     Advertising: £150 - £500. Advertising space is for sale in the conference programme. A quarter page advert costs from £150, with a half page costing from £300 and a full page advert costing from £500.

 

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EO/PL019
SCOTTISH SPORTS FUTURES
The charity Scottish Sports Futures works with disadvantaged children both in schools and in the evenings in Scotland. It works closely with the Scottish Government (through Cashback), the NHS, The Robertson Trust and many others. The coming months will see its exposure increase dramatically and hopefully this will aid the charity in getting commercial backing so that it can increase its programmes in Scotland. "We have two core programmes which we run, Jump2it and Shell Twilight Basketball. Jump2it is a Scotland-wide initiative by the Scottish Sports Futures charity and basketball team, the Scottish Rocks, whose players go into schools and talk to the children about smoking, nutrition and physical fitness while providing an introduction to basketball. Participating schools also take part in a basketball tournament, with the final played on the Rocks' court at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. These programmes run for six weeks and we currently work with 130 schools with the aim over the next year to increase to 175. Our Twilight programme works with disadvantaged children with areas of social deprivation. Children from the age of 11 to 21 work with our team of youth workers and sports coaches on Friday evenings - the sessions are free to all who participate. The aims of both programmes are to     encourage 11 to 21 year olds to avoid alcohol, drugs and crime    increase self esteem, team work and social skills    increase knowledge and awareness of how diet and fitness can change lives    promote refugee and asylum seeker integration. We are looking to work with commercial sponsors across both these programmes. There are a range of opportunities available - please email me for more information". Contact: Michelle Ferguson, Sponsorship Director. Address: 100 Brand Street, Glasgow G51 1DG. Tel.: 0141 534 7944. E-mail: michelle@scottishsportsfutures.org.uk.
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EO/PL020
THE SHEEP SHOW
1.5 million people every summer see The Sheep Show at over 120 different locations in the UK. This educational but entertaining show is a live stage show about sheep, wool and the countryside. "For twenty years it has entertained the public with its nine show sheep showing the different breeds, where they are from and how we shear a sheep. Don't miss the dancing sheep!! 2,000 children between the ages of 6 and 11 can be captivated for thirty minutes by this ewe-nique show. Audiences are of all ages, but have a high proportion of females. Is it the good looking Kiwi presenters, or "Nobby the Norfolk Horn" - or perhaps "Sam the Suffolk"? Highly visual and very photogenic, this is an ideal sponsorship opportunity". Contact: Richard Savory. Address: Spring Barn, Gateley, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 5EF. Tel.: 01328 829888. E-mail:
info@sheepshow.fsnet.co.uk.
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EO/PL022
SPORTING HEARTS
Sporting Hearts: Helping, Educating and Rehabilitating Through Sports. Sporting Hearts are working in highly disadvantaged areas of Nottinghamshire with youngsters aged 5 to 25 who are in danger of becoming socially or educationally excluded. This could be because of anti-social behaviour, lack of self-esteem, lack of basic and social skills or because of bullying or disability. "We offer access to sporting activities which will include teamwork and raising of self-esteem and self-confidence. We encourage our successes to become ambassadors within their peer groups to encourage even more youngsters to eschew crime, drugs and alcohol for sport and community work. We have an extensive network of providers who can offer a variety of sporting opportunities and progression pathways to success. These include further training, coaching and officiating courses and vocational training for employability. Nottinghamshire has a high youth crime rate and a gang culture, often fuelled by alcohol and/or drugs. We are determined to offer opportunities for the youth of today to become the heart of the community tomorrow. We passionately believe that sport is a conduit for this vision. We currently provide a variety of projects from boxing to dance and football. We are working with several schools in the area to help deliver our vision to youngsters who have been identified as becoming socially or educationally excluded and those who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). If you feel you would like to help in any way please contact us at projects@sportinghearts.co.uk". Contact: Joan Smalley, Funding Director. Address: New Brook House, 385 Alfreton Road, Nottingham NG7 5LR. Tel.: 01158224793. E-mail: joan.smalley@sportinghearts.co.uk
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    EO/PL023    
VISION CHARITY
The aim of Vision Charity is to raise money for the benefit of blind, visual impaired and dyslexic children. Donations to the charity assist in maximising the potential of these children and improving the quality of their lives and the lives of their families, teachers and carers. The organisation achieves this through actively encouraging participation from its supporters, both corporate and individuals, as well as via sponsorship of its exceptional fundraising events. Sponsors wishing to reach a family audience may well be interested in Vision’s ambitious initiative, SchoolsRadio.com. All schools are eligible and competition entries are in contention for awards presented at the radio industry’s major awards events, the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards and the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Contact: Mrs. Bernie Muir. Address: Vision Charity, PO Box 553, Chatham ME4 9AN. Tel.: 07774 106064. E-mail: bernie.muir@visioncharity.co.uk.
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    EO/001     BALLOON PRESERVATION GROUP
The Balloon Preservation Group boasts the largest collection of hot air balloons in the world, with many special shape and conventional balloon, based in southern England. The organisation is currently seeking various forms of sponsorship. In return they are able to offer a vast array of advertising opportunities with their balloons at high profile events throughout the UK, as well as event organisation. Contact: Annette Kent. Address: 44 Shadwells Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 9EW. Tel.: 01903 533835. E-mail: bpg@balloons.flyer.co.uk
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EO/002 BEMDA (BLACK AND ETHNIC MINORITY DIABETES ASSOCIATION)
BEMDA (Black and Ethnic Minority Diabetes Association) aims to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people living with diabetes, because this chronic, long-term and progressive disease is now epidemic, with serious implications for individuals and society. Most deaths and diabetes-related complications occur in the economically-productive age group. Being diagnosed with diabetes is very traumatic; taking insulin increases the burden. BEMDA's principal activities are      interactive workshops (the organisation's main area of work) for awareness of diabetes, inculcating the need for mutual support among young people to reduce the prevalent diabetes-related stigma and bullying     random sampling and selection of participating schools and clubs to verify perceptions of diabetes     raising awareness of the potential dangers of manipulating prescribed insulin doses to remain slim and socially acceptable, whilst raising awareness that other options to achieve a desirable slim figure are available without jeopardising health     setting up a young people's vibrant, interactive website and learning materials to update their knowledge of diabetes, especially the prevention of complications     sessions with teachers to ensure that an enabling, clean and discreet environment is available for pupils to take injections and test blood glucose levels frequently     raising knowledge of diabetes among residents, especially young people, meaning taking steps to prevent unnecessary loss of limbs, early or sudden death and empowering people to take responsibility for their condition through effective self-management. Contact: Mrs. Aderonke Jomo-Coco. Address: Voluntary Action Westminster, 37 Chapel Street, London NW1 5DP. Tel.: 02077235357. E-mail:
Info@bemda.org.
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Project for which funding is being sought

The project will be dedicated to relieving distress and the burden of daily living with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes)

Aims and Objectives of the Organisation

     To promote and protect the physical and mental health of people with diabetes, especially those from black and ethnic minority (BME) communities, through the provision of support, education, practical advice and through undertaking research in the subject of diabetes with the dissemination of any useful results.
     To provide, or assist in the provision of, facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life.

 

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EO/003 THE CAMPAIGN FOR DRAWING
For ten years, The Campaign for Drawing has shown that drawing encourages creativity, improves communication and changes perception. Drawing - its influence and products - surrounds us every day. The design of your chair, the cartoon in your daily newspaper, a child's image of home, all start with someone making marks, all start with drawing. The Campaign for Drawing aims to get everyone drawing because it is such a powerful tool for learning, invention, and social and cultural engagement. "We believe that drawing helps people to see. We pursue our aims through three main programmes: The Big Draw - our major annual celebration throughout October, involving over 1,500 large-scale participatory events in leading cultural venues across the UK and internationally, launched at a high-profile national event; The Big Draw Awards - prestigious annual awards presented to artists, teachers and cultural educators who use the power of drawing to support learning, connect communities and engage new audiences with their natural or built heritage; and Power Drawing - the professional development programme that underpins the Campaign's work, supporting teachers, educators and others through courses, publications and website resources. Contact: Anna Simson. Tel.: 020 8351 1719. E-mail:
anna@campaignfordrawing.org.
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The campaign is looking to develop mutually beneficial partnerships, offering a range of benefits including:

     Association with a successful campaign demonstrating clear values of quality, innovation and collaboration.
     Positive international, national and regional media coverage.
     Acknowledgement on relevant print and digital literature.
     Quality partnerships with over 1,400 teachers and 12,000 cultural practitioners.
     Directly reaching 250,000 people across the UK, and indirectly a further three million.
     Forging positive relationships with local communities.
     Working with disadvantaged people to support their learning.
     Opportunities for staff involvement and volunteering.
     Bespoke on-site experiences for staff, their families, clients or customers.

 

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EO/004 DRIVE IT HOME ROAD SAFETY
Drive IT Home is a not-for-profit organisation which delivers road safety awareness to young drivers. "We have an educational driving simulator and motorbike simulator which are used to educate on all aspects of safe driving. We are looking for sponsors of the bike and car for the next two years that will allow us to take the simulators around schools and colleges. The car and bike will of course carry the logo of the main sponsor. We want to get out and educate young drivers about the pitfalls of driving. Young drivers make up 10% of the driving population - but are involved in a third of fatal and serious crashes. We want a sponsor who is committed to saving lives on Britain's roads. Sponsorship opportunities start at £5,000 and range up to £50,000. We would also work with potential sponsors to tailor a package which would work for both parties". Contact: Andrew Cain. Address: The Store Room, Office 19, Eastwood Works, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham S65 1SL. Tel.: 0114 2493282. E-mail: driveithome@fsmail.net.
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    EO/005     EDUCATION EXTRA
The Education Extra Awards provide every UK school with the opportunity to access small sums of money to run any after-school club they feel will interest and excite their pupils - arts, sports, literacy, numeracy, sciences, languages and more. The awards scheme is enormously popular with schools, say Education Extra, because it is direct, easy to access and it responds to what they want to do. It puts after-school clubs within the reach of 5,000 children in 300 clubs. Schools are desperate to do more though, say the organisation, and know that these clubs give children the opportunity to shine and that self-esteem is central to creating successful (and lifelong) learners and active citizens. Education Extra is looking for a sponsor who could benefit from an association with this vibrant and important area of education, the significant local press coverage the Awards achieve and the possibility of involving their staff in the projects which are funded. Contact: Jolyon Harris, Partnership Manager. Address: 17 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL. Tel.: 020-8709-9912. Fax: 020-8709-9938. E-mail: j.harris@educationextra.org.uk.
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    EO/006     ETA
ETA (Empowering The Artist) offers sponsors the opportunity to support a small development organisation in the south east of England which is dedicated to providing visual artists and craftspeople with opportunities to develop their art practice and their organisational skills. They run an annual training programme as well as two mentoring schemes. The organisation first piloted a mentoring scheme in 1996, and this became the forerunner of many other initiatives which have since emerged nationally. Education Through Art believe that they offer a new paradigm to supporting artists' careers which is both meaningful and realistic. Artists do not have to access an institution and there is no qualifying curriculum. They are interested in supporting serious artists who are self-supporting and committed to furthering their careers. Contact: Deborah Rawson, Director. Address: 11 Markwick Terrace, St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 0RE. Tel.: 01424 461232. Fax: 01424 461232. E-mail: info@eta-art.co.uk.
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    EO/007     4LEARNING/EPR
Television is seen increasingly as a powerful means of communicating educational material, both in schools and in the home. A number of the major networks run special programming for use by both adults and children. Channel 4's education division, 4Learning, offers the opportunity to sponsor programmes, websites and support materials for adult and child education right across Channel 4 schedule. The opportunities available include public service announcements and all 4Learning trailers. Contact: Andrew Webster-Dunn, Sponsorship Development Director. Address: 126-128 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4ET. Tel.: 020-7761-1791. Fax: 020-7370-1491. E-mail: andrew.webster-dunn@epr.org.uk.

 

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    EO/008     FRESH AIR FM
Fresh Air is the student radio station for the city of Edinburgh, comprising a membership and listenership base from Edinburgh University, Heriot-Watt, Napier and Telford colleges. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the academic year (September to June) from its studios in the Pleasance, Edinburgh. Fresh Air has a very large presence in Edinburgh University and the city as a whole. The station is played daily in Teviot Row House, Edinburgh's largest student union building. The station's execs. also design, print and distribute thousands of posters and flyers every year to promote both the station itself and the many successful club nights and events that are held each year. Fresh Air can offer sponsors high quality and reliable advertising targeting Edinburgh's students and young people at a very competitive rate. Some of the many services offered include      on-air advertising - the station can can produce radio ads. and play them on air      website advertising - Fresh Air's website receives over two million hits every university term      promotional literature, event sponsorship, merchandising and much more. "Please get in touch to find out what we can do for you". Contact: Tim Walker, Head of Advertising. Tel.: 07729 886159. E-mail: advertising@freshair.org.uk
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    EO/009     HELICON MAGAZINE
Helicon creative arts magazine is the only forum for Bristol University students' artistic talents. Featuring poetry, artwork, photography, fiction, and film, music and book reviews, it is widely read by Bristol's student population and therefore, suggest the publishers, it represents an ideal property for any sponsors seeking access to student readers via a credible publication. The magazine appears quarterly and offers sponsors the perfect opportunity to develop a strong and lasting relationship with Bristol University, particularly with its arts, media and information students. Contact: Kelly Jones, Editor. Address: 14 Hampton Road, Bristol BS6 6HJ. Tel.: 07760 21115. E-mail: helicon-magazine@bris.ac.uk.
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EO/010 IDEASPACE GLOBAL
Ideaspace Global offers the opportunity to connect with ten million entrepreneurs, be at the forefront of innovation, access unprecedented market data and make a global difference as a champion of entrepreneurship. It is a dedicated business community for entrepreneurs to meet, collaborate, learn and launch enterprises. Ideaspace Global includes the first global enterprise and entrepreneurship learning resource and one-to-one mentoring - provided to users for free. "As an extension of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we will launch to ten million participants in 103 countries. We are a non-profit organisation. Ideaspace Global seeks mission-matched sponsors to support its operations and to headline its Global Brainstorm launch event, "Think Thursday" during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2011. The inaugural event will invite ten million young creative minds to generate solutions to key innovative thinking challenges. You will be a leading organisation seeking to position your brand and build relationships with the entrepreneurial business leaders of tomorrow. Your brand will be integrated into the global entrepreneurship movement being driven by leaders in enterprise, education and government. You will gain from insights at the forefront of innovation and you will see the value of reaching such a global market whilst being featured in international media as you actively reach your target audience. We are a highly experienced and expert team based in London. Think Thursday and Ideaspace Global offer a wide range of sponsorship and strategic opportunities for you to get involved in on a national and international basis. Find out more - full details are available on request". Contact: Marc Ortmans. Address: 6 Antrobus Road, London W4 5HY. Tel.: +442087479473. E-mail:
marc@ideaspaceglobal.org
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EO/011 IMG LEADBETTER UK JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
David Leadbbetter is probably the best-known golf coach in the world. He is based at Champions Gate, Florida, where he teaches major champions like Nick Faldo, Paula Creamer, Ian Poulter, Ernie Els and Nick Price. The IMG Leadbetter Junior Golf Tour was developed to fill a key niche in junior golf, providing an elite setting in which junior golfers could compete and raise their game. Off the course, the tour provides information and advice for players and their parents on a range of subjects from nutrition to mental performance and American College recruiting. This tour is coming to the UK for a 36 hole event this year during the last week of October, with a projected roll-out across the country in 2012.     The opportunity: the Junior Tour gives sponsors the opportunity to reach junior golfers aged 11 to 18, their parents and friends, with appropriate messages from the initial advertising and contact right through to the prize giving by a recognised Tour Player on the final day. Sponsors will be able to brand printed material, communications, advertising, the course, giveaways and prizes - but the investment required is small. A full communications and PR team will bring the competition to the widest attention, including sports TV channels, TV, radio, newspapers and golf magazines. Sponsors will be credited using all opportunities available. The event will make a charity donation to an appropriate beneficiary - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, where Prince William was operated on after being hit across his forehead with a seven iron. Contact: Alex Vezey, UK Representative, IMG Academies. Address: 8 Bunbury Way, Epsom, Surrey KT17 4JP. Tel.: 01372 721196. E-mail:
admin@juniorgolfuk.com.
link to website

Benefits
Reach quality, sports-minded achievers aged 11-18
Reach parents of these children probably aged 35-55
Reach members of golf clubs through advertising
Media coverage on TV, radio, print and social media
Support competitive UK sport
Support a worthwhile children's charity

 

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EO/012IMPERIAL COLLEGE CHOIR
Imperial College Union Choir is an unauditioned choir of about 120 voices, with a Chamber Choir of about thirty singers. The choir is an eclectic mix of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine students and staff of Imperial College London, as well as college alumni. They are conducted by Colin Durrant and managed by an annually elected committee of ten students. "We sing an enormous range of repertoire and regularly tackle many of the great choral works. Last year's performances of Bach's St John Passion and Mendelssohn's Elijah were great successes and we look forward to singing Mozart's Requiem and Elgar's Belshazzar's Feast in the coming year. Every two years the choir tours internationally. Our tour this summer is to northern Poland and we are looking for sponsorship especially for this. To get in touch, please email us or write to us at the address shown". Contact: Sarah Morton, Chair. Address: IC Choir, Student Activities Centre, Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BB. E-mail: icchoir@ic.ac.uk
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    EO/013     INCEPTIO/ESPRESSO BROADBAND
Espresso Broadband offers an extensive library of high quality, video rich broadband teaching resources and student activities that motivates pupils and supports teachers - all delivered via the capital's regional broadband grid (that's 1.04 million children). Help fund/sponsor a new course (minimum £10,000). Contact: Jonathan Worsley, Business Development. Address: 3 Lower Sand Hills, Surbiton KT6 6RP. Tel.: 0208 399 7095. E-mail: jonathan@inceptio-europe.com
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    EO/014     INTER VARSITY DANCE ASSOCIATION
The Inter Varsity Dance Association is the organisation promoting dancing amongst UK university students. It is a non-profit, student-led organisation that was founded in 1963. Since then, the IVDA has implemented initiatives to encourage more student involvement in dancing, both on the university and open circuits; to improve access to training; and to develop university clubs. By providing grants and support to both fledgling and established national student dance societies, IVDA has given many thousands of people the opportunity to learn and hone a skill and compete against like-minded dancers from across the country. Every year the IVDA showcases the talent it represents by holding a national student dance competition, the Inter Varsity Dance Competition (IVDC). Its main concern is dancesport, which comprises of competitive Ballroom and Latin American dancing, but it is increasingly providing initiatives to assist those that compete in other dance styles, such as the British Universities Dance Competition (BUDC). The IVDC provides competitions for those at every level, from beginner to advanced. It regularly attracts professional ballroom dancing couples for demonstrations. The IVDC provides exhibition stand space for sponsors and retailers with links to the dance world, who often provide student discounts on their goods. This gives companies exposure to the 800+ dancers and spectators that attend. There is also the opportunity to advertise in the hall during the competition and in the programme. The webpage boasts 900,000 impressions per month, and offers advertising space and sponsorship listing. The IVDA invites all university dance clubs in the UK to affiliate. Its committee consists of representatives from each member society. The association is headed by an executive committee of elected members, which is responsible for organising the annual competition and implementing various initiatives. Around thirty member societies from across the county affiliate each year. Membership in 2004-2005 was over 8,000 ballroom and latin american dancers, with a further 4,000 students in other dance societies. E-mail: sponsorship@universitydancesport.com
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    EO/015     JOBLINK - STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
The opportunity exists to sponsor Joblink, a vital service which helps students help themselves through provision of part-time and vacation employment. A comprehensive benefits package will be tailored to our sponsor's specific requirements - to include influencing the student market's current buying patterns and shaping their future loyalty. Date of commencement is entirely flexible. Contact: Mrs. Tracey Innes, Joblink Manager. Address: Joblink - Student Employment Service, University of Aberdeen Students Union, Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB10 1SZ. E-mail: joblink@abdn.ac.uk.
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EO/016 THE LONDON CULTURESEEKERS GROUP
The London Cultureseekers Group is a London-based history and culture social group. "We have over 8,300 members in and around London and are looking for sponsors who wish to reach them. You can either have an ad. on our website (see link below) or you can feature in our monthly online magazine which goes out to the membership - or we can promote you at one of the 70+ events that we organise every year. Members' interests are: museums, art galleries, theatre, history, London, travelling, reading and learning". Contact: Robert Coleman, Organiser. Address: 111 Greenslade Road, Barking IG11 9XF. Tel.: 07905 901 834. E-mail:
robert@cultureseekers.org
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Membership demographics

60% Women, 40% Men
Average age of members: 45
90% based in London, 10% in surrounding counties
50% British, 50% overseas students or workers
60% single

 

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    EO/017     THE MALAWI EDUCATION TRUST (MATEMA COLLEGE)
The objectives of the Matema Educational Trust are 1. To improve the quality of human resources in Malawi by      identifying 'beacon projects' where facilities can be established for vocational education by financing colleges, classrooms and equipment      providing vocational courses so that people can gain the necessary skills, either to enhance their employment prospects or, and preferably, so that they can start their own enterprises      providing the opportunity for school-leavers to improve their communication skills (literacy, numeracy, computing) so that they can upgrade their leaving certificate and thereby gain employment; and 2. To indirectly contribute to the development process in Malawi by      supporting the nation's struggle in poverty alleviation by breaking the poverty cycle and initiating a grass roots model      promoting sustainability in the economy by introducing concepts and practices of energy and appropriate technology. The first project is to establish Matema College near Karonga in the northern region of Malawi. Sponsorship funds would help build the first classroom block. Much of Malawi's population is in distress through periodic crop failure during drought, HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB - and one of the world's highest population growth rates. After universal free primary education was introduced, enrolment leapt and primary schools have a pupil:staff ratio of 62:1, resulting in a considerable decline in quality. Entry to secondary education is highly selective, just 140,000 pupils gaining places in essentially fee paying schools, where theoretically the pupil/staff ratio is 36:1, but in reality is much higher. More vocational education is essential to empower people with the skills to start their own small business ventures. As the country is burdened with considerable national debt - unlikely to be relieved in the immediate future - and heavily dependent upon outside aid, it's extremely important to support the Malawi Government's intervention into vocational education. Contact: John Weeks. Address: 21 Oakhurst Avenue, Barnet, Hertfordshire EN4 8DL.

 

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    EO/018     OCEAN YOUTH TRUST SOUTH
Ocean Youth Trust South is a registered educational charity (no. 1079959) which offers adventure sail training to young people aged 12-25 on board the 72-foot yacht John Laing. The organisation gives young crew members the chance to overcome personal challenges and achieve things they would never have believed themselves capable of doing. They would like to hear from sponsors who are interested in being associated with their work in one of three ways: 1. Major sponsors are sought to help replace John Laing with an exciting modern vessel that should set the standard for sail training yachts for years to come. Naming rights and other sponsorship benefits are available - there is a £1.4 million appeal. 2. Sponsorship is also sought in connection with the vessel's maintenance and refit (there is an annual £60,000 appeal). 3. Bursary funding for deserving and disadvantaged young people who cannot otherwise afford to sail is also sought. Costs are as follows: £325 per person for a five night voyage; £3,900 for a full group of twelve young people. The charity is seeking support currently for groups including siblings of life-limited children in local hospices; for a Portsmouth-based teenage sea shanty group to sail to a festival and perform there; for young carers, homeless teenagers and victims of bullying or abuse; and also for people with physical or learning difficulties. Adult sailing, corporate days, client days and marketing opportunities are also available to sponsors. Contact: Caroline White. Address: Ocean Youth Trust, PO Box 203, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 9AZ. Tel.: 0845 365 6781. E-mail: webmaster@oytsouth.org.
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     EO/019     SCHOOLSNET
The leading education website has opportunities for sponsorship and key partnerships - ranging from nationwide competitions to branded classroom resources. Contact: Louisa Gray. Tel.: 020-7340-0402. E-mail: louisa@schoolsnet.com.
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    EO/020     SS ROBIN
The SS Robin is an education charity, based on the world's oldest complete steamship, moored at West India Quay. The charity is looking for sponsorship/advertising support on the exterior of the ship. It is an ideal place for advertising as the ship is well known in the area and is seen by a large volume of high net-worth individuals on a daily basis, being very near to the DLR and in the heart of Canary Wharf. Also, the ship will receive a great deal of publicity when the SS Robin launches its first programmes in the summer, added to which there is little other outdoor advertising allowed on the estate. Furthermore, the project, which involves both the rescue of an important aspect of British maritime history and the development of a world-class photojournalism gallery, is set to be an important initiative in neighbourhood regeneration, providing a learning space for the local community, many of whom experience social disadvantages. Contact: David Kampfner, Project Manager. Address: West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, E14 4AE. Tel.: 020 7538 0652. E-mail: info@ssrobin.com.
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    EO/021     SCHOOLZONE.CO.UK
Schoolzone boasts a position as probably the most used education portal site on the net, claiming almost half a million users per month. Many separate pages are available for sponsorship, as well as web resources (30,000 entry database) and education events and attractions (5,000 entries). Contact: Philip Collie, MD. Address: Kelsey House, St. Anne's Road, Cheltenham GL52 2ST. Tel.: 01242-262906. E-mail: philip@schoolzone.co.uk.
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EO/022 SOFIE DAY, BODY MODIFICATION ARTIST
Sofie Day is an experienced Body Piercer, wishing to expand her Body Modification skills. "I need to attend workshops by true masters in the body modification industry. But I am held back by a great lack of funds. Each course costs £500.00, not including expenses. Naturally I would be delighted to provide potential sponsors with more details about body modification and how such a partnership could be beneficial to both parties. This is an unusual proposition with an appeal to those interested in putting their ££ into a bizarre - yet hugely rewarding - venture". Contact: Sofie Day. Address: 15 Carlton Road, N11 3EX. Tel.: 07764 683195. E-mail:
yokoink@live.co.uk.
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    EO/023     TEN EM BEE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Ten Em Bee is a five acre modern facility situated in South London which caters for a number of sports. In addition to playing surfaces there are floodlights, changing rooms, a kitchen area and a large classroom. Mission statement:- "Ten Em Bee Sports Development Centre provides sporting opportunity for young people in an atmosphere where 'playing the game' will be a rewarding experience that will remain for life. A place of education where learning, training and personal development, standards and loyalty are valued". In partnership with a local college of higher education, the club has initiated a sport scholarship scheme. School leavers with sporting potential sign on at the college for the course of their choice. Immediately after leaving secondary school, their sporting education commences, with training and coaching three days a week. During term time additional coaching and training is provided for up to twelve hours a week. Competitive matches are played at the highest level available locally. Sport is the bait that attracts the child to education and the hook that ensures his/her continuance! In addition to academic and sporting education, emphasis is placed on social, physical and psychological development. Mentoring and career advice is available. Students are required to obtain coaching awards - when qualified they use their expertise for the benefit of local children. Support is required to develop this educational (in its widest sense) opportunity. "Our 'scholarship' scheme works!" they tell us. Support is received from a local college and Inner London Council. Partnership with Ten Em Bee guarantees links with a college, local council and the possibility of hoarding advertisments at the registered charity's facility and a local stadium. Sponsors would be seen to be supporting government initiatives and playing a major part in the education and physical development of children in South London. Contact: Tony Davis. Address: The Pavilion, 120a Old Bromley Road, Downham, Kent BR6 4JY. Tel.: 0208 313 9510. Fax: 0208 313 9510. E-mail: tenembee@hotmail.com.
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    EO/024     THEATREBUS
Theatrebus is a travelling company which devises creative and educational programmes to cover all areas of the National Curriculum. The group works in schools, museums and galleries in Cheshire, Stockport, Trafford and Manchester and organises dance and drama workshops for all age groups. Drama Tots is a programme of drama/movement workshops for pre-school children. Inset training days are also included for teaching staff and the group will also write follow up material, including pupil and teacher resource packs. Interview and presentation techniques for sixth form, industry and local commerce are also part of the service offered. Theatrebus is now seeking sponsorship towards the purchase of a new van - "the whole of Northwest will see your name on the van you help us buy" is their promise. Contact: Marc Careswell. Address: 47 Ullswater Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 1TU. Tel.: 0161 282 6799. E-mail: careswell@aol.com.
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EO/025 TOGETHER IN WADDON COMMUNITY PROJECT
Together In Waddon is a well-established community group working in and around the Waddon Estate in Croydon, providing after school clubs and holiday activities for children, regular lunch clubs and tea dance events for older people, a welfare benefits advice service and frequent festivals, performances and whole-community events. "We have tackled some of the major issues facing the community, including anti-social behaviour, gang culture, racism, and drug and alcohol abuse and have worked to ease tensions and misunderstandings between younger and older members of the community. Our work with children and young people has been commended by the local Youth Offending Team, police and council officials who have recognised the positive impact we have made. Sudden withdrawal of council funding has forced us to seriously scale back the operation, and we urgently need support to enable us to continue our valuable work with children. Our clubs are called TEAM Academy (TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More); there is room for a sponsor's name in there!" Contact: Craig Murdoch, Development Worker. Address: c/o The Aerodrome Primary School, Goodwin Road, Croydon CR0 4EJ. Tel.: 020 8667 0803. Fax: 020 8662 8564. E-mail:
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    EO/026     TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS
Tools For Schools is a social initiative (a registered charity) which exists to transform the technology landscape in schools by providing them with tens of thousands of multimedia refurbished PCs in a three-year programme. Co-founders are the Guardian newspaper and Michaelides & Bednash. There are many ways in which sponsorship associated with this project, which boasts the support of the Prime Minister, the CBI and the IOD, can generate brand development and PR opportunities. Tel.: 020-7689-1990. E-mail: computer@tfs.org.uk.
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    EO/027     TIME TRAVELLER MEDIA GROUP
Time Traveller Media Group works throughout the UK, training young and old people media skills using radio as a platform. "We have gained a little funding locally to move into video work and have started a community TV project. We have local groups being setup all over the UK. We are looking for sponsors and advertisers to take up the challenge to help us move this fast-moving project to the next level". Contact: Edd Stonham, Project Manager. Address: 12 Normanton Way, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9XS. Tel.: 07921 997996. E-mail:
edd.stonham@uktimetraveller.com
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   EO/028    WHOLEHOG PRODUCTIONS
Wholehog Productions has designed and is implementing a new concept in TV broadcasting. It includes local and national participation for "would-be" and existing presenters, filming crews, production staff and more. They will receive free training and exposure in exchange for their time and input into the project or programme they are working on, and will be credited on all parts of the media that they are involved in. The existing participants/members of the groups and teams have already started to put together a new range of TV programmes of their own design and structure. These will be broadcast on the company's broadband channel (now on test) with, eventually, the best to be broadcast on a planned Freeview twelve hour daily transmission. "We need new or used equipment, including vans to convert to OB units (we have our own technicians to do this with existing equipment), camera kit, lighting, studio equipment and furniture, and some running costs/expenses for the crews, production staff and administration staff (at present working voluntarily). To date - several years - we have all worked for little or no cost and are committed to launch this project one way or another, with or without funding. Sponsors and sponsorship will receive full accreditation and recognition on the transmissions and OB vans. We have had huge interest locally and some nationally from the small amount of advertising we have put out. We want to be able to advertise and travel the UK with our 'Initiation Team' in order to help everyone, young and old, working or not, to fulfil their natural talents and ambitions. Please get in touch and we can explain in more detail than can be covered in this listing". Contact: Robert Whittaker, Director/Organiser. Address: Wholehog Productions, The White House, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6LW. Tel.: 07817177708. E-mail: Robwholehog@hotmail.com
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EO/029 WIRKSWORTH WELLDRESSING AND CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION
The town carnival has been in decline for the last few years and was in danger of collapsing altogether until a new committee was formed. "We are turning around the carnival and now face the next step of moving forward. We need to find a sponsor to ensure we can carry on the work we have started. In return the sponsor will have their name on all our banners and advertising leafets, etc.. It is the committee's aim to make this carnival the best in Derbyshire. We would to like to have a carnival centre where we will have classes to help people make costumes and floats, etc. and also to teach steel drumming, dance and circus workshops. To enable us to put on real show-stopper of a carnival, we will need to hire people to help us fulfill our ambitions. But this comes at a cost, which we will need a sponsor to help cover. We will also do our own fundraising events, which we already do. Further details are available - please don't hesitate to contact me". Contact: Chris Booth, Chairman. Address: 4 Hoptonwood Close, Middleton, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4NL. Tel.: 07849 000653. E-mail: chrisb1965@btinternet.com.

 

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    EO/030     WORLD INFOZONE
World InfoZone is an educational resource comprising 700 web pages. World InfoZone is part of the UK's National Grid for Learning and has been approved by Scotland's National Grid for Learning and the Education Network Australia, EdNA Online. World InfoZone is a finalist in the Global Junior Challenge in Rome and also in the Stockholm Challenge. World InfoZone was a nominee for the United Nations' Best Practices Dubai International Award. The site has a high listing in the World Traffic Rank. Contact: Teresa Read, Project Manager. E-mail: Teresa.Read@worldinfozone.com.
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