Business in the Community

Donating to a worthy local cause can benefit the givers as much as the receivers. When done strategically, charitable giving is good for your business – both for the potential tax deductions and the goodwill within the local community.

We would love you to choose our charity Asbestos Awareness & Support Cymru – we are small but can make a huge impact on the lives of people diagnosed with an asbestos related illness such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural thickening.

When choosing a charity to support:

  • look for a local charity that relates to your business
  • involve your employees and find out which charities or causes they are passionate about
  • look for charities that will give you meaningful exposure
  • make sure the charity you choose is a legitimate charity by checking the Charities Commission website

Before you start working in partnership with an organisation:

  • Make sure you do some research on your potential partners – do their values match those of your business?
  • Be clear about
    • your business objectives for the partnership
    • the expected outcomes of the partnership for both the charity and your business
  • have an idea of the timing and lifespan for the partnership
  • formalise arrangements in an agreement, and include minimum expectations, the levels and types of activity to be undertaken and how the partnership is to be evaluated