Delivering impactful campaigns and projects on limited budgets is a constant struggle for many third sector organisations.
Which is why the upcoming Business Charity Awards 2018 celebrates third sector and corporate collaborations where partners have pooled resources to achieve inspirational results.
If you’re considering a career in charity and social enterprise, you might be motivated to make a difference in the world by the following five shortlist nominees.
- CarShop and Global’s Make Some Noise
The potentially award-winning partnership between used car giant CarShop and Global Media and Entertainment’s Make Some Noise campaign has raised substantial funds for young people struggling with disability, illness or lack of opportunity.
Make Some Noise uses Global’s network of radio stations to amplify awareness of community projects and connect them with donors.
And CarShop furthered the campaign’s cause with a national roadshow, social media promotions, a sponsored ‘dress loud’ day and direct support for several social enterprises.
- Peppa Pig and Save the Children
Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig and Save the Children’s partnership could also scoop an award.
Britain’s favourite animated pig has helped Save the Children raise crucial funds that improve the health and educational prospects of children in countries like Malawi.
UK kids and parents have raised funds through popular Muddy Puddle Walks and Peppa’s also set to take the stage with Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and Rita Ora at The Isle of Wight Festival to reward music fans who’ve raised more than £150 with a free 160-foot bungee jump.
- KPMG and City Academy Hackney
The joint efforts of KPMG and The City Academy Hackney could also see them challenge the first two entrants in the partnership category.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan recently awarded City Academy with the ‘Schools for Success’ accolade for its inclusive approach to helping disadvantaged and vulnerable students achieve outstanding academic success.
KPMG staff volunteer in the school and the wider Hackney community, sharing their valuable skills in business, finance, sustainability and energy efficiency.
- Qlik with Medair
Qlik and Medair’s Bekaa Valley Humanitarian Effectiveness Project is a serious contender in the project of the year category.
Business intelligence specialists Qlik provide international aid agency Medair with free software, technical consulting and substantial cash funds — all of which dramatically improves the efficiency of fieldwork supporting Syrian refugees struggling to survive in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
Qlik’s software helps Medair rapidly locate informal settlements and deliver aid in a targeted and timely manner.
- Tesco with British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK
Tesco’s National Charity Partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK is up for an award in the Challenge event of the year category.
Between 2015-17, the three organisations worked together to help people combat Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory diseases.
Tesco customers and colleagues raised more than £25 million for initiatives that improved the lives of around one million people. Spurred by this success, the supermarket chain has launched a follow-up project that raises funds for Cancer UK as well as the two original partners.
These five diverse projects exemplify the imaginative ways charities and businesses can work together to achieve life-changing results for people in the UK and around the world — we wish every award entrant the best of luck.
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