Businesses

Are you a business interested in giving back and making a difference? Here you will find out everything you need to know about how your business can support Jigsaw4u.

Jigsaw4u is a medium sized local charity that currently works in 5 London Boroughs. At present, the majority of our funding is from trusts, grant and foundations and local authority funding. Jigsaw4u has already had services cut due to the recent cuts on local authority budgets.

With this in mind, and knowing that further cuts could be made, we want to ensure that we can continue to support the children, young people and families that we work with.

It is in this time that corporate partnerships are really important to charities and are key to making charities sustainable. We are a varied charity and the money we raise can fund many things besides specific projects – which is how our current funding streams are set up.

We would like to do more for our families, such as; take children on trips out, buy children’s garden equipment, books and session resources or put on special activities such as music or art therapy.
We are still quite a small charity, compared to national or even regional organisations, so any money donated makes a huge difference to us, and we can show you what we have spent it on.
If you’re interested in supporting Jigsaw4u please contact our Director, Pam Byfield or our Business Development Coordinator, Michelle Mullarkey.

Raise your company profile – Jigsaw4u will advertise your fundraising on our website, social media, newsletters and any other publications we produce at that time. Being associated with charities and good causes could be really beneficial to your business; helping your clients or customers to see the company’s values and good will. This is particularly pertinent when supporting a local charity because your clients may have benefited from the service personally, or know someone who has.

Charitable donations are tax deductable – Your Company pays less Corporation Tax when it gives money, equipment or sponsorship to charities. You can claim tax relief by deducting the value of your donations from your total business profits before you pay tax (see Gov.uk Business Tax section for more details)

Develop your employees’ skills and responsibilities – Fundraising can improve team building and communication skills and can really help employees bond throughout all levels of your organisation.

Keeping in touch with the needs of your community – In the day to day running of your business you may not come across many of the issues affecting the children and families we work with. This is why it’s important to make your employees aware of the needs of your community; they could be affecting your colleagues, customers and clients. This can help you engage with your community more effectively. 

Boost morale and motivate your employees – Fundraising gives everyone that ‘feel good’ feeling, even more so if you know you are really making a difference.

An enjoyable workplace Fundraising can increase fun and enjoyment levels in your workplace. It could even attract new employees or clients.

Choose or nominate Jigsaw4u as your company’s charity of the year

If Jigsaw4u were chosen as your charity of the year you could:

  • Donate all proceeds of fundraising events throughout the year
  • Hold a networking event where you share the work of Jigsaw4u with your networks
  • Put our logo on your email signatures or website.
  • Hold an annual fundraising event such as a gala or a golf day

Staff Fundraising

Your staff may choose to run their own fundraising events throughout the year; you could suggest Jigsaw4u as a charity for them to support. We can work with your staff to develop creative fundraising ideas that are simple and don’t distract from the everyday workings of your business. See our Fundraising Ideas list for some inspiration to get you started.

Gifts in Kind

Your company may not be able to offer a large donation, but you might be able to provide really useful gifts or skills such as; art equipment, Christmas presents for the children, graphic design skills, IT support or marketing advice.

If you’d like to help in some way, but don’t think your company would be able to make a cash donation, give us a ring and talk to us about gifts in kind.

Sponsorship

Your company might be particularly interested in one area of work or activity at Jigsaw4u, such as; the art exhibition, theatre trips, bereavement support or domestic abuse. If you would like to sponsor a particular event or project we can put your name and logo on any materials we produce, on our website and social media and in publicity and press releases. There might be something you are interested in that we don’t currently have funding to provide, if this is the case we could discuss creating a project together.

Company Donations

You can also just make a company donation, which may be part of your Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy. These donations are tax deductable and the unrestricted donations give us the flexibility to identify any gaps in our current provision or develop current projects that require more funding to offer an expanded service. If you want to send a cheque please enclose your business name and a contact details, make it payable to ‘Jigsaw4u’ and send it to:

40 Mill Green Road
Mitcham
Surrey

We welcome phone calls and visits from companies that are looking to donate, so please just contact us to discuss this if it’s something you’re interested in. 

Company Donation Ideas

  • £500 would fund an art workshop for 25 children and an exhibition
  • £1,500 would fund a trip for 30 children and young people who have limited positive activities outside of school. This might be to the seaside for those who have never been on holiday or to the theatre for children who have never seen a play before.
  • £5,000 would pay for therapy for 20 young people over a year to help them cope with and recover from emotional distress
  • £7,000 would fund a 9 week parenting programme for parents experiencing violence or abuse from their children
  • £10,000 would fund 1 day a week for a volunteer coordinator
  • £20,000 would fund a worker 2 days a week for a year to run a mentoring project for children who are in care
  • £30,000 would fund a worker 3 days a week for a year to support 50 primary school children affected by domestic violence
  • £50,000 would fund a full time service for a year for children of prisoners, providing therapeutic support, group work and positive activities for families with a parent in prison
  • £100,000 would fund a full time worker for 2 years to support children with terminally ill parents in the time leading up to the death of their parent and post bereavement.

How can we support you with this?

  • Creative ideas to excite and engage your employees
  • Branded materials: T-shirt, Wrist Bands, Promotional Bug Stickers, Balloons
  • Shaking tins/buckets
  • A member of staff to do a presentation about Jigsaw4u’s work
  • Advertising your company’s events on our website, social media and email signature, using your logo on printed and e-materials
 Givers Gain Wallington have chosen Jigsaw4u as their charity to support this year

Givers Gain Wallington have chosen Jigsaw4u as their charity to support this year

 The John Fisher School donated the proceeds of their recent mufti day

The John Fisher School donated the proceeds of their recent mufti day

 Kingston Grammar School donated money towards our children′s Christmas presents

Kingston Grammar School donated money towards our children′s Christmas presents

 Set Square Staging Limited kindly donated money at Christmas 2016

Set Square Staging Limited kindly donated money at Christmas 2016

 Marsh House Orthodontics donated amazing Christmas presents for our children and young people

Marsh House Orthodontics donated amazing Christmas presents for our children and young people

 Gibsons Games donated money and games and puzzles for our children

Gibsons Games donated money and games and puzzles for our children

 Fidelity International UK donated £1000 towards our football tournament

Fidelity International UK donated £1000 towards our football tournament

 TaxAssist Wallington donated money towards our football tournament

TaxAssist Wallington donated money towards our football tournament

 BHP Billiton donated amazing Christmas presents for our children and young people

BHP Billiton donated amazing Christmas presents for our children and young people

 TSB Wallington have very kindly chosen Jigsaw4u as their charity for the year

TSB Wallington have very kindly chosen Jigsaw4u as their charity for the year

 Grosvenor Systems donated £800 at Christmas instead of sending client Christmas cards

Grosvenor Systems donated £800 at Christmas instead of sending client Christmas cards

 The members of the Parthenon Masonic Lodge donated money towards our bereavement helpline

The members of the Parthenon Masonic Lodge donated money towards our bereavement helpline

 Cranleigh Tennis and Social Club took part in our first charity football tournament

Cranleigh Tennis and Social Club took part in our first charity football tournament

 Love Water donated 200 sports water bottles for our children and business players at Football4u

Love Water donated 200 sports water bottles for our children and business players at Football4u

 Parkside Hospital Trust in Wimbledon donated a £100 giftcard for us to raffle at a fundraising event

Parkside Hospital Trust in Wimbledon donated a £100 giftcard for us to raffle at a fundraising event

 Spindle Roofing generously donated all of the cups, trophies and medals for our winning teams at Football4u

Spindle Roofing generously donated all of the cups, trophies and medals for our winning teams at Football4u

 ASDA Sutton Community Champion has supported Jigsaw4u by donating money to our Christmas Pantomime trip and volunteering at our Easter party

ASDA Sutton Community Champion has supported Jigsaw4u by donating money to our Christmas Pantomime trip and volunteering at our Easter party

 The Co-operative Group Members from the Carshalton Co-operative supported our Easter party by providing amazing food and Easter egg hunt

The Co-operative Group Members from the Carshalton Co-operative supported our Easter party by providing amazing food and Easter egg hunt

 Co-operative Funeral Care donated fantastic resources for our bereavement support project to use with children who have experienced the death of a parent.

Co-operative Funeral Care donated fantastic resources for our bereavement support project to use with children who have experienced the death of a parent.

 United Living donated Easter eggs for our Jigsaw4u’s Easter and supported our football tournament both with a donation and entering a team on the day.

United Living donated Easter eggs for our Jigsaw4u’s Easter and supported our football tournament both with a donation and entering a team on the day.

 Fundraised for Jigsaw4u with their dress down days and donated to our Christmas Pantomime Appeal.

Fundraised for Jigsaw4u with their dress down days and donated to our Christmas Pantomime Appeal.

 Surrey Banners donated their time to make the artwork for our latest Jigsaw4u banner

Surrey Banners donated their time to make the artwork for our latest Jigsaw4u banner

 Jigsaw4u are members of the Merton Chamber of Commerce and receive invaluable business support from the Chamber.

Jigsaw4u are members of the Merton Chamber of Commerce and receive invaluable business support from the Chamber.

 Team Dignitas very kindly donated money for us to buy equipment for our first football tournament

Team Dignitas very kindly donated money for us to buy equipment for our first football tournament

 Carshalton Park Rotary paid for the children taking part in the football tournament to have personalised school kits designed by the pupils

Carshalton Park Rotary paid for the children taking part in the football tournament to have personalised school kits designed by the pupils

 AFC Wimbledon entered a team in our football tournament and donated adult bibs for the teams to wear during the matches

AFC Wimbledon entered a team in our football tournament and donated adult bibs for the teams to wear during the matches

 Geeks entered a team for our first ever football tournament and have chosen Jigsaw4u as the beneficiary for their summer office fundraising

Geeks entered a team for our first ever football tournament and have chosen Jigsaw4u as the beneficiary for their summer office fundraising

 REED Wimbledon donated over 500 Easter eggs and £250 worth of Christmas vouchers in 2016

REED Wimbledon donated over 500 Easter eggs and £250 worth of Christmas vouchers in 2016