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CR/PL001
AUTISM WEST MIDLANDS
Autism West Midlands' vision is a world where all people on the autism spectrum have the specialist care and support they need to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. The charity offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities. "There are lots of events and activities to choose from: your company could support one of our projects, for instance, or one of the services we provide. When you sponsor one of our services, your company could make a huge difference to what we can offer people affected by autism. You could sponsor an event, showing your commitment to a charitable cause, and helping us to keep providing vital services to those who have to live with the condition every day. You will be sponsoring Autism West Midlands, helping to actively benefit people living with autism across the West Midlands region and will experience large amounts of exposure as the charity prepares for a media rich rebranding - so there is great potential for high media visibility. Get on board now with a well-respected, utilised and worthwhile charity as a potentially lucrative yet rewarding sponsorship tool". Contact: Holly Waite. Address: Regent Court, George Rod, Birmingham B15 1NU. Tel.: 0121 450 7573. E-mail:
Hollyw@autismwestmidlands.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CR/PL002
CALEDONIAN CHALLENGE: SCOTTISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Caledonian Challenge is Scotland's premier outdoor team ultra-challenge event. The challenge is for teams of four people to complete fifty-four miles within 24 hours, whilst raising funds for the Scottish Community Foundation to help strengthen local communities. The epic journey will take participants through some of the UK's most remote, rugged and stunningly beautiful landscapes. In just one day, participants will experience majestic views of Ben Nevis - the UK's highest mountain, the splendour of Glen Coe, the wilds of Rannoch Moor and the scenic Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. The Caledonian Challenge was founded in 1996. Since then, more than 12,000 people have successfully taken part and raised over £8 million to support the work of the Scottish Community Foundation. The organisers will work closely with sponsors to leverage their sponsorship of the Caledonian Challenge. They can also offer a range of benefits for the sponsor's association with the event, including    1,000,000-3,000,000 OTS for the sponsor alone - for title sponsors, the event generated 16,000,000 OTS alone in 2008    sponsorship worth up to £60,000 in AVE from PR campaign    access to a customer base worth up to £450,000 in potential sales    brand exposure to over 1,000,000 website visitors per year    brand exposure to over 200 high ranking companies who are entering participants into the Caledonian Challenge    brand exposure to over 25,000 sponsors who donate funds to the participants in the Caledonian Challenge    branded acknowledgement in The Scotsman supplement going out to 55,000 people    demonstration of the sponsoring company's corporate social responsibility by supporting local community life    opportunities to product sample with over 2,000 people on the Caledonian Challenge    promotion to over 2,000 people with a demonstrable interest in outdoor sports and activities. This list is by no means exhaustive and the organisers can tailor a sponsorship package to suit the sponsor's needs and requirements, resulting in benefits that will postitively impact on the sponsoring company's brand image and equity. "This is your chance to support Scotland's premier outdoor team ultra-challenge in aid of charity". Contact: Stuart Moffat, Events Marketing Executive. Address: Calton House, 1st Floor, 22 Calton Road, Edinburgh EH8 8DP. Tel.: 0131 524 0350. E-mail:
stuart@scottishcf.org.
link to website

Current opportunities

Details available on request.

 

Ongoing
CR/PL003
COMMUNITY CENTRAL CIC: SALUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES
Community Central CIC is a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Leeds. "We work in significantly disadvantaged areas to build community cohesion and promote social and financial inclusion through a variety of projects. The event we are seeking sponsorship for is Armley's Salute to the Armed Forces, an outdoor family fun day to support Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 24th June. Our event is currently the only privately organised celebration approved by the Ministry of Defence in Leeds. Our event has attracted an unprecedented amount of interest from the public, as well as the media, so to accommodate this we have expanded on our original plan which was for a much smaller event. This, of course, has also increased the cost of bringing this community event to the residents of Leeds. The area in which the event is to be held is highly diverse in terms of nationalities, cultures, faiths and race, making this an ideal location to highlight that diversity is positive and adds richness to our communities and that Leeds people - regardless of background - respect, appreciate and stand by our British Armed Forces. On the day, civic leaders, our regional Crime Commissioner and members of the uniformed services will be attending with the BBC, other local news broadcasters and the press covering our event. We are looking at making this an annual event. Please contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities associated with this high profile event". Contact: Roxanne Newsome. Address: Castleton Mill, Castleton Close, Leeds LS12 2DS. Tel.: 07511020196. Fax: 07511020196E-mail:
rox@communitycentral.co.uk.
link to website

https://www.facebook.com/communitycentralleeds/  
https://twitter.com/ComCentLeeds


 

Ongoing
CR/PL004
COMPTON HOSPICE
Compton Hospice, in conjunction with Smile for Joel, are holding a celebrity football match organised by the professional company Sellebrity Football. "The match will feature stars from Eastenders, The Only Way Is Essex and many more, on May 13th, 2017 at Bescot Stadium, the home of Walsall Football Club in the West Midlands, with a capacity of 10,000. We are looking for sponsorship of £12,500 to stage the match, with sponsors gaining their logos on the teams' kit, advertising on all literature, websites and social media, a corporate hospitality box on the day, and much more. The match will pitch 'Compton Wolves' against the 'Smiling Saddlers' in a friendly to celebrate thirty-five years of Compton Hospice providing end of life care locally, and supporting Smile for Joel, established by Suzy Richards, a Black Country mother whose son, brother and father were killed in the Tunisia terror attack, to support other victims of mass atrocities". Contact: Sue Chance, Head of Fundraising, PR & Trading Subsidiaries. Address: 4 Compton Road West, Wolverhampton WV3 9DH. Tel.: 01902 774529. E-mail:
suechance@compton-hospice.org.uk.
link to website

https://www.facebook.com/comptonhospice  
https://twitter.com/comptonhospice


 

Ongoing
CR/PL005
CROSSROADS COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE (now Carers Trust Heart of England)
Crossroads is the leading provider of services to support carers and the people they care for in Coventry and Warwickshire. The charity is committed to providing high quality personalised services meeting both the needs of carers and the people they care for. The organisation aims to offer services that exceed the service users' expectations, are flexible, reliable, personalised and give peace of mind. As it is a charity, all of Crossroads' resources are used directly to provide services and to train staff to ensure it meets the needs of its users in the way they decide. Crossroads' aim is to provide that essential support to give the carer time out from their caring responsibilities, an opportunity to have a break and enable them to continue in their caring role. By supporting the carer, the charity can help the person they care for to remain living in their own home for as long as possible, something most of us would want to be able to do. Crossroads' aim is to prevent the breakdown of the carers' health, provide them with the support they need and enable them to do some of those things the caring role may prevent. Whether it is time to go shopping without having to rush, meet a friend for coffee or a glass of wine, play a round of golf or go for a swim: that's where Crossroads can step in and give 'time out' when and how it's needed. Overall the charity is managed by a board of trustees, all volunteers who give their time and energy to ensure the organisation is well managed and meets its statutory obligations. Many of the trustees are, or have been, carers and users of its services and bring with them a breadth of knowledge on carer's issues and many other skills from their working lives. The organisation is managed by a chief executive who has been with the charity for seventeen years. Each office is overseen by an experienced registered manager whose responsibility it is to ensure the delivery of quality care services to its carers and those they care for and to people with care needs who live alone. They are supported at each office by a team of co-ordinators and admin. staff to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the services. "Our front line staff, our care support workers, is what Crossroads is all about. Well trained, dedicated, and recruited with great care the support workers are our biggest asset and provide efficient, caring and supportive services to all service users whether they have care needs or are carers". Contact: Guy Bennett. Address: 6 Queen Victoria Road, Coventry CV1 3JH. Tel.: 024 7625 8816. E-mail:
info@carerstrusthofe.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CR/PL006 DODWORTH MINERS MEMORIAL FUND
The Dodworth & District Miners Memorial Fund was proposed to "procure, provide and maintain a memorial which could act as a focal point in the village of Dodworth, Barnsley to coal miners killed or injured in the surrounding areas from 1850 to the present day". Various continuing 'awareness events' are being proposed to highlight the construction of the memorial including canoeing, paragliding, sporting and other expeditionary events. This is a unique opportunity to record our rich social mining history and heritage for others to learn from. The surrounding mines supplied coal to the great industries on which our country was built - coal that heated our homes and powered our railways and our navy's ships which were used to discover the British Empire. All donations will be gratefully received and should be paid direct to the 'Dodworth & District Miners Memorial Fund' holding account by electronic transfer.     Account details: Dodworth & District Miners Memorial Fund.     Sort code: 11-00-23.     Account number: 01834551. Donations can be made at any Halifax Bank over the counter, using the sort code, account number and recipient details supplied. Contact: Richard G. Jessop. E-mail: Jessjessop2003@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Ongoing
CR/PL007
EMMAUS NORTH EAST
Emmaus North East is a homelessness charity offering sponsors the opportunity to name a room in its new residence, in return for £2,000.00. "We are converting a former children's home to be a residence for an Emmaus community where fifteen formerly homeless people will live. They will work in the charity's shops and workshop, repairing and reconditioning donated household goods which are then sold in the shops. Local families on tight budgets are able to buy low cost goods and there is an environmental benefit as the donated items would otherwise have been disposed of at landfill sites. Residents, or 'companions' as they are known, get a secure place to live and work, as well as companionship and support to help them recover their confidence and self-respect. They learn useful work skills and eventually will move on to mainstream economic activity and independent living. There are currently twenty-eight Emmaus communities in the UK and over 300 worldwide, though none in the north east of England where there is a pressing need. They are extremely successful in enabling individuals who have lost everything to make a fresh start. Every £1 invested in an Emmaus community returns £11 in economic, social and environmental benefits". Contact: Susan Wilson. Address: 639-643 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5HA. Tel.: 07885 591466. E-mail:
sue.wilson@emmaus-northeast.org.uk.
link to website

https://www.facebook.com/EmmausNE/  
https://twitter.com/emmausne


 

Ongoing
CR/PL008
GRIMSBY PRIDE
The North East Lincolnshire Pride (trading as Grimsby Pride) committee have been providing an annual Pride festival for four years now, this one being the fifth event. The event always occurs on the Saturday after the August Bank Holiday, usually at Meridian Park, Cleethorpes. This year's event will take place between 11.00am and 7.00pm. Its aim is to raise awareness and promote social integration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and other strains of the diverse communities within the North East Lincolnshire area. "As I am sure you are aware, it can be very difficult for all people that are unsure about their feelings with regards to their sexuality. We can offer support and encouragement through professional bodies and organisations that will be present on the day to help people through what can be a very troubling time. It also offers them the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous day with like-minded people. The festival has become hugely successful with thousands of people attending throughout the day, where they can enjoy a fantastic array of headline acts, local acts and a wealth of information, health awareness and retail stalls. We are looking to increase the attendance figures for this year and are planning a fantastic line up of entertainment and attractions to ensure a great success. We are a non-profit organisation with every member of the committee being volunteers. Due to funding cutbacks within the local authority, we are now seeking additional funding, sponsorship and donations. With this in mind, in the attached sponsorship pack are a compilation of packages available for your consideration. We hope that you can support us in some way, no matter how great or small. 2012 saw the management committee apply to the Charities Commission to become a registered charity. Our charity number is 1146977. In addition, we are in a growing, developing and exciting partnership with Grimsby Institute, developing a support group for the LGBT youth of North East Lincolnshire". Contact: Wayne Reece-Gorman, Chairman. Address: Grimsby Pride, PO Box 646, Grimsby DN31 9HN. Tel.: 07824875261. E-mail:
wayne@grimsbypride.co.uk.
link to website

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Ongoing
CR/PL009
HALIFAX CHARITY GALA
"Halifax Charity Gala is your opportunity to promote your business to around 15,000 people! And better still you will also be supporting lots of local good causes! The annual Halifax Charity Gala welcomes between 10,000 and 20,000 people to Manor Heath Park on the second Saturday in June each year, with many hundreds more along the route of the Grand Procession. Get your business known to these potential customers while supporting our community. The Halifax Charity Gala has a number of sponsorship opportunities starting from only £15.00! All our adverts and sponsorship printing are professionally done in full colour. Programme adverts range from £15.00 to £175.00 for a full page. Sponsor our 10,000 tickets for £250.00; 1,000 posters for £150.00; 10,000 A5 leaflets for just £300.00. Really want to get noticed? Sponsor our main arena for £1,000.00. Get the full list of current possibilities from
www.halifaxgala.org.uk/programme". Contact: Lee Gething. Address: PO Box 810, Halifax HX1 9QD. Tel.: 01422 735101. E-mail: sponsorship@halifaxgala.org.uk
link to website

 

Ongoing
CR/PL010
THE LISTENING POST CIC
The Listening Post CIC is a new community counselling service for the Basildon district. "Hi, thank you for taking the time to look at our sponsorship opportunity.     Our Aim | We aim to improve the mental health and well-being of residents in one of the most deprived areas of Essex, promoting community cohesion and reducing isolation. Our vision at The Listening Post CIC is to be able to provide counselling for anyone who wants it, regardless of their financial situation.     How you can help | At The Listening Post CIC, in addition to our paying customers, we want to be able to provide counselling either free or heavily subsidised to our most disadvantaged service users. This means we urgently need funding with room hire, supervision and the cost of the therapist all to be taken into account. Please contact us to discuss how we can work together". Contact: Kevin Palmer. Address: 6 Dengayne, Basildon, Essex SS14 1QG. Tel.: 07834669992. E-mail:
kevin@listening-post.co.uk.
link to website

Benefits to you and your organisation

: invites to our media events to maximise your exposure
: listings in any publications (including any online releases)
: last but not least, by sponsoring our work in the community you and your organisation will be associated with providing a service that our research tells us is desperately needed in our area.

https://www.facebook.com/CommunityCounselling2  


 

Ongoing
CR/PL011
MUSIC AT PAXTON
     About Music at Paxton - established in response to local demand in 2006, Music at Paxton is a charitable organisation which produces an annual Chamber Music Festival each July in the tranquil setting of Paxton House, an eighteenth century Palladian country house, near the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Scottish Borders. "From a pilot weekend in 2006, we have grown to a ten-day summer festival, featuring international celebrity artists alongside emerging young talent and the best of the UK's established chamber musicians, with audiences who travel from Edinburgh and the Lothians, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, and beyond.     About Paxton House - an eighteenth century John Adam mansion, Paxton House nestles in the banks of the River Tweed. Full of treasures, the house is home to a magnificent collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture, and boasts beautiful gardens and extensive woodland and riverside grounds. Concerts are held in the stunning Picture Gallery, an intimate venue seating 140, the largest built for a private home in Scotland, and an outreach of the National Galleries of Scotland. With its wonderful acoustics, domed roof-light that lets in the summer sun and walls hung high with paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland's collection, it is an idyllic setting for chamber music.      2016 Festival - headlining the 2016 festival are violinist Alina Ibragimova, cellist Pieter Wispelwey and pianist Cédric Tiberghien, in a residency over the opening weekend alongside the Doric String Quartet, allowing scope for concerts of wide ranging formats and the opportunity for audiences to interact with our artists in varied settings. During the week we will present a Live Music Now Scotland showcase of emerging artists, who will also perform elsewhere in the community around the time of the festival. The closing weekend will feature the internationally-renowned Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt. Full programme details are available on request". Contact: Elizabeth Macdonald, General Manager. Tel.: 07719702265. Address: 31 Kirk Park, Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1BJ. E-mail:
info@musicatpaxton.co.uk.
link to website

Sponsor benefits

     Support a local charity, and engage with the communities on both sides of the border.
     Promote your business to audiences drawn from the length and breadth of the UK.
     Entertain existing and potential clients, and reward staff.

Sponsor a concert from £2,500

     Full page colour inside cover advertisement in programme.
     Prominent acknowledgement as sponsor on website - www.musicatpaxton.co.uk.
     Prominent acknowledgement as sponsor on all printed materials and publicity.
     Display facilities.
     Agreed number of reserved seats and complimentary programmes.
     Opportunity to entertain guests at Paxton House through receptions and dinners.*

* Costs to be borne by sponsor.

"The above are simply illustrations, and we would be pleased to discuss alternative sponsorship packages according to your requirements. Financial information can be supplied on request".
 
https://www.facebook.com/Music-at-Paxton-487900837938175/?fref=ts

 

 

Ongoing
CR/PL012

OPERA SERIA
Opera Seria is a new opera company established in Manchester to bring emerging operatic professionals together with local people to enhance Manchester's cultural community. "We are dedicated to giving our soloists the ability to sing roles they might otherwise not sing early in their careers, enabling them to strengthen their experience and their CVs as they emerge into the larger professional world. We also want people from all walks of life to participate in the art form that is opera, by giving them opportunities to get involved in the company through our Community Chorus and our Acting Opera programme. We want to reach out to the disenfranchised community members, as we believe music is a great way to empower disadvantaged and socially isolated people, giving them something to tap their creative energies and feel proud about. We are seeking financial support to fund our outreach programmes as well as our main productions. Upcoming productions include a Gala Concert, Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni and I Capuleti e i Montecchi. We have a range of sponsorship packages that includes brand and logo identity on marketing and promotional materials, tickets, corporate hospitality, advertising in programmes, etc. Please get in touch to discuss how we can work together to bring opera to the wider Manchester community". Contact: Rochelle Hart, Artistic Director. Tel.: 0785 220 1029.
link to website

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Ongoing
    CR/PL013    
RAPTOR TRUST
Raptor Trust is looking for sponsorship either for one of two projects and/or its work in rehabilitating wild birds of prey in Norfolk. "The first project is a new and very different mobile education stand. Instead of being a gazebo filled with captive birds for people to look at, we want to provide a stand where people can be educated and get involved with activities they can learn from. We wanted to reconnect people with nature and their local wild bird populations. We want to teach people about the birds, habitats, prey, health, populations and status and the difficulties they face and how to help. This stand will be used across Norfolk, and elsewhere occasionally too, and will be seen at events such as the Royal Norfolk Show, as well as at school talks and workshops and so on. Sponsors' details will be printed in plenty of places on the stand as well as on our Facebook and web pages, and in press releases. The second project is for a training and networking symposium where we hope to educate professionals across various vocations from the police, wardens, vets, etc., as well as the public and schools, all attending different sessions on different days. This will include infection control issues, crime, disturbance, First Aid, and so on. We should be able to educate up to 2,000 people for only £5.00 each. This will help deal with rehabilitation, conservation, crime and welfare issues and there is not another event or opportunity currently like this in the UK. Our rehabilitation work has increased dramatically as we are now taking on over 400 wild birds of prey just in Norfolk. With the rising costs of food, mileage and insurance this will cost us around £45.00 per bird on average! We are all volunteers working from home and provide all of the nursing ourselves, to keep costs low and provide the most appropriate relaxed environment to aid in these birds' recoveries. Please get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities". Contact: Claire Halls. Address: 31 Holworthy Road, Norwich NR5 9DG. Tel.: 07599134655. E-mail:
chestnuts@supanet.com
link to website

https://www.facebook.com/The-Raptor-Trustuk-100899763298228/?fref=ts  
https://twitter.com/RaptorTrust

 

Ongoing
CR/PL014
RUBICON CARES
Rubicon Cares offers free specialist trauma counselling to both adults and children (aged 10+) who have been affected by any crime (reported or unreported). "We are organic to Kent and Medway. We offer a telephone helpline for individuals and professionals and use rooms across Kent to ensure our service is accessible to all. We also offer counselling in many different languages. Historically victims have been ignored: with services and funding being centred more on the perpetrators, many have been left to cope alone, particularly after the court proceedings have ended. This is especially harmful as trauma symptoms often take months or even years to manifest - by which time any support they were receiving has long since ended. We are passionate about supporting those affected by crime, but this can be difficult in the current funding climate and we often work hand-to-mouth, relying on the good will of volunteers and fundraisers. We are receiving an ever-increasing number of referrals and would greatly appreciate any sponsorship support. Please contact us to discuss opportunities". Contact: Natasha Singh, Clinical Manager. Address: Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1HH. Tel.: 01622 230 736. E-mail:
contact@rubiconcares.org.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CR/PL015

SEASIDE RADIO LTD.
Here's a fantastic opportunity to really do your bit for the community. Sponsor Seaside Radio, community radio for Holderness in East Yorkshire. There are all sorts of opportunities to get involved in the sort of radio that really gets listeners, both on air and on-line. Show your commitment to the community - and sponsor them! Contact: Lyz Turner, Project Manager. Address: 27 Seaside Road, Withernsea, East Yorkshire HU19 2DL. Tel.: 01964 611427. Fax: 01964 611427. E-mail: lyz@seasideradio.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CR/PL016
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: Sponsorship Department. Address: Unit 24, Wilford Business Park, Ruddington Lane, Nottingham NG11 7EP. Tel.: 0115 727 0101. Fax: 0115 727 0103. E-mail: info@sportinghearts.org.uk
link to website

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Ongoing
CR/PL017
TALK TOGETHER LONDON CIC
Talk Together London CIC (TTL) is a small, London-based social enterprise, launched in 2005, which runs a number of after school study support clubs designed to help improve the educational achievement of young people of bilingual or black and minority ethnic backgrounds, particularly those who are socially or economically disadvantaged. The organisation changed its name in 2008 to reflect the inclusive, bridge-building approach that it has developed to enable learners to really talk and learn together. TTL's community learning project brings together people of varying faiths and cultures to help children, young people and adult learners reach their full potential. The project offers support to children, young people, parents and carers who do not speak English at home as their main language of communication, by linking directly with schools, local authorities and communities. The attendees are encouraged to develop as role models and to share their experiences by volunteering and training to teach as 'tutors' or 'tutor assistants' on the project. TTL offers an environment where cultural, linguistic and religious assumptions are not judged and parents and carers who are either taking on volunteer roles and/or studying to improve their skills may feel more confident about their children's future in the UK. TTL's Study Support Clubs engage service users and the key stakeholders such as school staff, local authority officers, funders, parents and carers as active participants in the implementation and evaluation of TTL's services. TTL would be delighted to discuss mutually-beneficial sponsorship opportunities. Contact: Clare Alcott, Volunteer Administrator. Address: Office 2, Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA. Tel.: 02072508226 (answer phone). E-mail:
studysupport@ttlcic.org.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
CR/PL018
VICTIM SUPPORT SCOTLAND
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is the national charity supporting people affected by crime in Scotland. VSS supports in excess of 180,000 people affected by crime in Scotland, from serious crimes such as murder and sexual assaults to housebreaking and mugging. It provides practical assistance and emotional support and information through the use of experienced staff and volunteers in every community in Scotland and the Sheriff and High Courts. VSS is celebrating its twenty-fifth year this year and as part of its celebrations the charity is hosting an international conference and best practice exchange for victim practitioners, victimologists and those with a general interest in its work. The organisation is looking for sponsors for its generic work supporting people affected by crime and for contributions to its conference this year. The conference seeks to address the issue of why the majority of people do not report the crime they experience to the authorities or, indeed, for most young people, to anyone. "If you wish to make a donation to our conference we have a range of options - Platinum at £5,000, where your logo and information is used in all materials; Gold at £2,501 to £4,999, where we publish your support on written conference material and provide an exhibition stand; Silver at £1,001 to £2,500, where we publish your support on written conference material; Bronze at £501 to £1,000, where we acknowledge your support in our reception area; and less than £500, where we say thankyou. Donations of any kind are warmly accepted to aid our generic work to support people affected by crime. It costs us £850 to develop and train a volunteer, £10 for helping someone on the phone and £25 to help one victim of crime. Will you help too?" Contact: S. Gallagher. Address: Victim Support Scotland, 15-23 Hardwell Close, Edinburgh EH8 9RX. Tel.: 0131 6684486. E-mail:
info@victimsupportsco.org.uk.
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  CR/0001   AXMINSTER & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY
Axminster & District Choral Society is one of the West of England's largest choirs at about 80 strong. It has earned a highly respected reputation for its twice yearly concerts of major classical works. It is now in its twenty-first year, and will in 2007 perform Verdi's Requiem in April, followed by Beethoven's Mass in C and Haydn's St Nicholas Mass at Christmas. Sadly, this ambitious programme can only be sustained by continuous fund-raising efforts. The Choir's problem is that the cost of hiring the orchestra, the solo singers and the Director has escalated in the last few years to the extent that performances are loss-making. Bearing in mind that the choir serves a community with a very high percentage of OAPs, the option to raise ticket prices is limited. Membership fees have been raised every two years, but members, too, are largely restricted in what they can afford. This Choir, which is a valuable community asset to East Devon, urgently needs generous outside support if it is to continue. "Thank you in anticipation". Contact: Tim Frost. Address: Tamarisk, 10 Ryalls Court, EX12 2HJ. Tel.: 01297 625916. E-mail: tim@timfrost.co.uk.
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Ongoing
  CR/0002   THE BIG ISSUE IN SCOTLAND
With its unique distribution, The Big Issue in Scotland's boast is that no other Scottish magazine can compete with it geographically. With a circulation of 33,755 and a weekly average issue readership of 177,000, its award-winning, hard-hitting journalism targets readers who are young, affluent, urban and socially aware. Why sponsorship? There is no better way of optimising brand awareness, they say, and bringing a company to the forefront of consumers’ minds. Permanent platforms in the magazine such as Big Week, Crossword, Your Issues, Txt Ur Views, International Global Update and Vendor of the Week can provide sponsors with flexible, cost-effective and highly-targeted access to the publication's readership. Package costs: 12 months £9,000; 6 months £5,000; 3 months £3,000. Bonus: banner on the publication's website; magazine subscription during sponsorship period; promotional activity on Big Screen in Glasgow – seen by 1.2 million every week. * Please note that the above rates do not include Big Week (prices available on request). Contact: Karyn Stewart, Advertising Manager. Address: 71 Oxford Street, Glasgow G5 9EP. Tel.: 0141 418 7000. Fax: 0141 418 7060. E-mail: k.stewart@bigissuescotland.com.
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  CR/0003   BLACK COUNTRY SPORTS
Black Country Sports is a registered charity which provides sport and healthy recreation to the residents of Sandwell and the Black Country in the West Midlands. The organisation is looking for sponsors who can contribute in any way - by donation of cash, gifts or time. They also have sponsorship opportunities available for a number of specific activities/events based around indoor cricket, indoor football and indoor netball. Contact: Bob Manca, Trustee. Address: Units 2/3, Charlton Drive, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 7BJ. Tel.: 01384 633611. Fax: 01384 410575. E-mail: bobmanca.stumps@virgin.net.

 
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     CR/0004     CANCER RESEARCH ART EXHIBITION EDINBURGH
This annual exhibition and sale of original work has, over the past forty-three years, provided a platform for hundreds of skilled artists, jewellers and craftspeople. The exhibition takes place in Edinburgh, over five days each November, and features over 1,300 original paintings, an ever-expanding range of jewellery to suit all tastes and a selection of beautiful handmade crafts. Each year, the aim remains the same: to raise many thousands of pounds to help fund the invaluable work of Cancer Research UK in the search for successful treatments for cancer that touches almost every family in the land. "The continued success of this exhibition would not be possible without the time and effort so freely given by the artists, volunteers and supporters. Each year an army of volunteers give their time to make it a smooth-running operation. Sponsorship is also vital to help cover the costs of running the exhibition and maximise the amount given to Cancer Research UK. In recent years we have been fortunate to have a major sponsor who has been willing to donate about £5,000 a year. We are now looking for new donors or sponsors and, in these difficult times, we would be happy with smaller amounts from several sources. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, no matter how small the donation, please contact us". Contact: Jane Brunton, Chairman of the Edinburgh Fund Raising Committee. E-mail:
james.2@blueyonder.co.uk.
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Benefits associated with becoming a sponsor

     Sponsors listed in catalogue and website
     Sponsors' logos will feature in all publicity documents including catalogue, advertising in magazines and newspapers and on the website
     Invitation to a private showing not open to the general public

 

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  CR/0005   CARDIFF YMCA HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Contact: Ruth Cameron, Assistant Support Worker. Address: Cardiff YMCA, The Walk, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3AG. Tel.: 02920 465250. Fax: 02920 471826. E-mail: enquiries@cardiffymca.co.uk.

 
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    CR/0006     CREATURE CAVORTS
Creature Cavorts (CC) is in start-up as a Social Enterprise with charitable aims. It's a not-for-profit business that ploughs its profit into its charitable side. It provides shelter for animals that come into its care via B3Living (a Housing Association), with whom it has an agreement. CC helps people who are in need struggling with the care of their pets if they are infirm, house-bound, in financial difficulty or suffering some other hardship. Creature Cavorts provides pet care services to the public to support this venture. "We do not have the £3,000 necessary to register with the Charity Commission, though they are aware of our existence. We would be extremely grateful if a sponsor could come forward to help us achieve our aims to benefit our community". Contact: Brigitte (Bee) Hopkins, Founder. Address: Creature Cavorts, 22A St Augustines Drive, Broxbourne, Herts. EN10 7NA. Tel.: 01992 448241. Fax: 01992 448241. E-mail: creaturecavorts@gmail.com.
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  CR/0007   EAST BRISTOL ADVICE & INFORMATION CENTRES
East Bristol Advice & Information Centres are seeking sponsorship for their East Bristol Advice Direct Programme, which consists of mobile information and advice centres. They have two - a converted caravan and a wheelchair-accessible minibus. The charity's service goes into the community taking advice and information to people where they most need it - and where it is most easily accessed: at shopping centres, supermarkets, community centres and church car parks ... "where people meet, we are there", is their proud boast. The organisation helps an average of 66 people each day. Its service is free, independent and confidential, run by volunteers from the communities it serves. The service covers any subject - what they do not know, they find out for people. Its Advice Direct Support Office - otherwise known as its information factory - holds a library of information covering over 3,000 subjects. The organisation's website is constantly updated. Contact: Martyn Hancock, Hon. Co-ordinator. Address: 17 Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol BS5 0HE. Tel.: 0117 941 5892. Fax: 0117 941 5892. E-mail: info@eastbristoladvice.org.uk.
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  CR/0008   FALKIRK & DISTRICT CVS
CVS Falkirk and District’s key aim is to support, develop and represent voluntary sector organisations in order to ensure that they participate positively in the planning and delivery of high quality, high impact services to individuals and communities within the Falkirk area. Its work is driven by honesty, openness and respect for both individuals and communities with whom it works, which involves its support of individuals, activists and groups, many of whom are the most disadvantaged within society. As a result of the organisation's support these cohorts experience increased capacity, enhanced confidence and an increased ability to advise and influence others. Partnerships within the local area result in direct influence within Community Planning and Community Education frameworks and also play a specific role within the development of the local Social Inclusion Strategy. Falkirk & District CVS's current strategic aim is to secure sustainable premises for its organisation, which currently accommodates a significant number of additional organisations that support, advise and assist the most disadvantaged members of the community. As a consequence, the charity is seeking donations and sponsorship to allow it to purchase and develop premises in the centre of Falkirk which will ensure that they continue to offer crucial services to people most marginalised within society in an accessible location. Contact: Anne Paterson, Fundraising. Address: Old Sherrif Court, Hope Street, Falkirk FK1 5AT. Tel.: 0131 272 2186. Fax: 0131 272 2187. E-mail: anne@indigops.com.
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  CR/0009   FERMANAGH RURAL COMMUNITY NETWORK
Fermanagh Community Rural Network offers two main opportunities for sponsors: sponsorship of its work with community organisations and sponsorship of its Annual Community Awards Scheme, which rewards and promotes examples of good community activity, community groups, projects and individuals. Contact: Frankie Donnelly, Development Officer and Network Co-ordinator. Address: 52 Forthill Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland BT74 6AJ. Tel.: 12866-327006.

 

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  CR/0010   FLAMBOYAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
The Flamboyan Community Association offers the opportunity to sponsor its Carnival Achievement Awards and Carnival Heritage Book. Flamboyan is one of the oldest carnival groups in London. The Carnival Achievement Awards are to be held in Black History Month, October, and will celebrate the artwork, music and creativity that makes Carnival a magnificent spectacle each year. Sponsors of the awards will be promoted throughout the year at Carnival and at the Grand Carnival Splash at Alexandra Palace. The Carnival Heritage Book would be full colour and will consist of 100 pages of which seventy would be photographs, with twenty pages of editorial content. Contact: Gloria Cummins, Chief Executive. Address: 1 Fernhead Road, Maida Gardens, Paddington, London W9 3EU. Tel.: 020 8969 0700. Fax: 020 8969 4604. E-mail: inezg60@aol.com

 

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  CR/0011   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS ARTS LTD. (HI ARTS)
Sponsorship opportunities are available in connection with HI ARTS, a charitable company operating The Screen Machine, claimed to be the UK's only self-contained mobile cinema, bringing current major movies, in multiplex-style comfort, to Scotland's most remote communities. Contact: R. Livingston. Tel. 01463-244316. E-mail: r.livingston@hient.co.uk.

 

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    CR/0012   IN-DEEP COMMUNITY TASK FORCE
In-Deep Community Task Force is a small charity that works with the elderly in the south of Westminster. The organisation requires sponsorship for its weekly breakfast club (which is run every Friday) and also for its other activities. These include a monthly great Roast Beef Dinner, monthly massage, yearly Christmas Hamper Scheme and home and hospital visiting service. More information about In-Deep's activities can be found on its website. As a small charity, In-Deep is looking to expand and therefore it also seeks sponsorship for obtaining an office where regular tea and coffee afternoons can be put on for the elderly, rather than events happening only once a week. Contact: Mrs Emma Chapman, General Secretary. Address: Unit 300, 95 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1BZ. Tel.: 0207 834 5204. Fax: 0207 630 8124. E-mail: emmachapman@fsmail.net.
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CR/0013 ORKNEY ISLANDS FILMS
Orkney Islands Films is a non-profit making organisation which makes micro-budget movies in the Orkney area, giving people the opportunity to learn about digital film making. They are collaborating with the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service in a Community Partnership Initiative, making a short drama which highlights the importance of a fully maintained smoke alarm. Once the drama has been completed they intend to have it classified by the British Board of Film Classification for both theatrical release and DVD release. They will then 'gift' the film to the Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service so they can use the drama in one of their campaigns. Orkney Islands Films is looking for sponsors to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and food for actors and crew, buying props and classification from the BBFC. The reason they need to cover the cost of the actors' and crews' travel and accommodation, etc. is that they are based on a small island and the actors and crew will have to stay on the island for a two week shoot. "The amount we are looking for is £3,500. None of the actors, crew or any member of Orkney Islands Films will receive payment for their work on the drama. The funds are to cover the cost of expenses. We do not want to ask the HIFRS to fund the drama as it will take away much needed funds from other areas. In return for sponsorship, sponsors will have a credit and their company logo placed at the end of the completed movie, as well as a credit on our website and the knowledge that they are not only helping a new, non-profit organisation gain a reputation in the film making industry, but also their sponsorship may save someone's life". Contact: Elaine Parkin, Treasurer. Address: Burness, Balfour, Shapinsay, Orkney KW17 2DY. Tel.: 01856 711333. E-mail: info@orkneyislandsfilms.org.uk
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CR/0014 SCOTTISH FREE BIKERS
Scottish Free Bikers is a group of motorcyclists trying to raise money for Yorkhill Children's Foundation in Glasgow, as well as raising money to get children in Vietnam out of slums and into schools. "All the expenses of the group come out of our own pockets. Every penny given to us as a donation is therefore given directly to the children - making us one of the only 100% donation fundraising groups I know of. We have been running events and collections and have many more planned, although we do need help to afford to keep doing these so that we can maximise our help to the children. Any money we get from a sponsor will mean we can pay for more venues for more fundraising events - any help would be great as we are currently using our own personal funds to pay for them. We have secured some major players in television, radio and newspapers, as well as a celebrity, to back us. All the events we run are advertised in these media. The website is currently being updated and upgraded by one of these companies". Contact: Alun Brydon. Address: 125 Westland Drive, Glasgow G14 9PF. Tel.: 07812 602938. E-mail:
alunb@scottishfreebikers.com.
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  CR/0015   SCOTTISH YOUTH HOSTELS ASSOCIATION
"Give Us A Break" is the Scottish Youth Hostels Association's Social Inclusion project, aimed at giving young people from the more deprived areas of Scotland the opportunity to improve their self confidence and break out of their current lifestyle. Based around its hostel network, the SYHA organises activities to fit the particular needs of a school or group, from outdoor activities to cultural visits. Support ranges from subsidised accommodation to fully-funded activity breaks. The project supports a wide range of funders' priorities, chiefly in the social inclusion area but also drugs or alcohol action, personal development, health, recreation and wellbeing. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are offered. Contact: Gene Maxwell, Fundraising Manager. Address: SYHA, 7 Glebe Crescent, Stirling, FK8 2JA. Tel.: 01786 891349. E-mail: fundraising@syha.com.
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  CR/0016   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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CR/0017 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:
togetherinwaddon@btconnect.com.

 

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  CR/0018   WEST MIDLANDS DISABILITY ARTS FORUM
West Midlands Disability Arts Forum offers opportunities for sponsorship of its magazine and videos. The organisation produces a magazine called d'art (disability art) tri-annual. The magazine reaches a wide audience of disabled artists, galleries and museums in the West Midlands, as well as local authority art officers and arts boards. The magazine is available by email from info@wmdaf.org for a free copy in the first instance. WMDAF suggest that the magazine, which is available in print, tape, disc, email and braille, is an excellent vehicle for reaching a disabled audience. Contact: Zoe Partington, Director. Address: 009, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA. Tel.: 01299-271-906. E-mail: rowena@cwcom.net.
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