Support From Your Business Helping us to support some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in your community can be a great way of reinforcing the brand and values of your business and inspiring your employees. We recognise the value of partnering with a range of companies and organisations on projects with clear, shared benefits. Working with us can support the development of your employees, build relationships between departments and positively influence internal communications, while helping us to deliver our charitable mission. A successful partnership with Brathay can: • create links between your company and the community• boost staff morale and company loyalty• develop employees’ skills• promote creativity and offer management and/or leadership opportunities• enhance the company’s brand, values and reputation. Collaboration between your business and Brathay could be demonstrated through a number of different opportunities, for example: • employee volunteering or mentoring• applying a specific skill or resource to a shared project• employees fundraising for Brathay• teams and individuals taking part in Brathay events• having a Brathay collection box in your business premises• donating items or products for our events• sponsoring a Brathay project• charity of the year. Payroll Giving You can make a regular tax-free donation direct from your pay cheque with Payroll Giving. If your company operates a Payroll Giving scheme just inform them of how much you want to give and how often. Your gift is then transferred from your pre-tax pay without you having to do anything else. Ask your employer for information about Payroll Giving, or contact us for a confidential and informal chat - we will be delighted to advise you. Contact us by email about payroll giving by clicking here or call us on 015394 39728. If your company shares our values of ‘Inspire, Support, Share & Achieve’ and wants to gain business benefits in a constructive way, we would be delighted to discuss a tailored partnership with you. Volunteering as a mentor on the New Beginnings project was such a rewarding experience - knowing that I was, in a small way, helping a young person to make a difference to their life. It wasn't easy, and at times challenged me, but the staff at Brathay were there to help and put on some brilliant and fun training events. Jane Inman, Soroptimist Contact Email our Head of Fundraising, Scott Umpleby or call 015394 39728 to discuss how your business can support us. Lakes Cottage Holidays are supporting us by asking their customers if they would like to make a donation when they book a holiday. Brathay Trust was the logical choice for us to nominate as our Charity of the Year. We like to champion worthwhile causes, especially local ones, and what better cause is there than improving the lives of our children for generations to come. Brathay Trust do an amazing job in helping children, young people and their families whose lives are difficult; they might be leaving care or being sexually exploited and with the help and support of the team at Brathay Trust many of these young people’s futures can be transformed. Gail Corbishley, Office Manager, Lakes Cottage Holidays Network Rail coordinated a team of employees, their suppliers, resources and materials to build an accessible footpath to the boathouse at Brathay Hall making lake based activities available to all.We were delighted to use some of our construction and engineering skills to provide the new path. It’s not only helped make the boathouse accessible but we’ve gained workplace skills in the process. It’s been a win-win situation for us all. Dyan Crowther, Route Managing Director For more information please see our Network Rail Case Study.