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Partnering your company with a local YMCA will help make a lasting difference to the lives of the over half a million young people we reach every year in England. At the same time, it will enable your business to be visible at the heart of the community where you are based.

What can YMCA offer your company?

A partnership with YMCA could bring you tangible, lasting business benefits and enable you to build on your reputation as a socially responsible company. Just some of the many benefits could include:

  • Opportunity for staff engagement to increase morale and motivation, attract new talent and keep staff retention rates high.
  • A range of meaningful volunteering opportunities at a local level.
  • Enhanced brand reputation with customers, suppliers and the wider local communities.
  • A strong local, regional and national PR platform.
  • Strategic advertising opportunities through sponsorship of events and Cause Related Marketing campaigns.

Why support the YMCA?

A charity partnership with YMCA enables you to connect with your local communities and make a real difference to children, young people and families, while still benefitting from the co-ordinated support and account management of a leading national charity.

Through a network of 114 local YMCAs, we are working in the heart of 530 local communities across the country. With a huge variety of integrated services, YMCA’s are supporting communities and enabling children and young people to belong, contribute and thrive. We believe that every young person should be able to reach their full potential, no matter what their background or circumstances.

If your business is interested in becoming a corporate partner, or would like more information, please get in touch with anne@mkymca.com.

Working in partnership with Milton Keynes YMCA

Your company can get involved in many different ways and we are committed to working with you to meet your company’s aims and objectives. Opportunities include a Charity of the Year partnership, exciting team building events, sponsorship opportunities, Payroll Giving, gifts in kind and/or pro-bono support.

We can also arrange for your staff to visit us to find out more about what we do and to join in our volunteering opportunities. The chance to see first hand the difference their support makes to the work of  Milton Keynes YMCA will undoubtedly boost staff morale, motivation and understanding of why your company supports us.

Your company and the YMCA

  • Charity of the Year Partnership
    A Charity of the Year partnership is a great way for staff to participate in something fun while bringing about positive change within the community. We can work closely with you to develop a tailor-made programme of fundraising and volunteering activities which will engage your staff and deliver a successful, mutually beneficial partnership.
  • Team-building Opportunities
    We can offer team-building events in and welcome creative ideas in how to achieve the maximum benefit for your staff.
  • Fundraising Events
    An annual company fundraising event, for example, a summer barbecue or sports tournament, can help to engage staff while raising funds for our vital work.
  • Pro-Bono Support and Gifts in Kind
    Your organisation could support us by providing pro-bono services such as legal advice, marketing and design expertise or facilities for corporate hospitality events. Donated goods from your company can also help boost our income through sales in our network of charity shops or by providing much needed equipment and furniture for our supported housing schemes.
  • Corporate Donations
    Single or regular corporate donations are another invaluable way of demonstrating your support for the YMCA and can be given through Local Giving at  local giving.com/charity/mkymca who run several campaigns offering the opportunity of match funding to increase your donation as well as gift aid
  • Payroll Giving
    Payroll Giving is a simple, tax efficient way for your employees to donate regularly to charity directly from their salary. Whatever the size of your business, Payroll Giving is easy to set up and inexpensive to r We can provide advice on setting up a payroll giving scheme and help you to promote it to your staff.
  • Sponsorship
    Publicly supporting a charity can reinforce your company’s position as a socially responsible company with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders. Whatever your sponsorship budget, you can be assured that you achieve a positive outcome.
  • Cause Related Marketing
    Cause Related Marketing (CRM) is an increasingly popular way of driving forward the corporate social responsibility agenda while at the same time meeting business objectives. Consumers repeatedly react positively to effective CRM campaigns that have a clear link between cause and product. We can help create innovative campaigns that not only raise awareness and reputation of our respective brands, but also deliver our respective objectives.

Contact Us
To find out more about the range of opportunities available or to discuss how your company could be involved, email anne@mkymca.com or phone 01908 295601