Company Match Funding

Would you like to help the PTA boost their fundraising capabilities to a much higher level, without any extra effort?

Do you work for a company that offers matched funding or allows employees time off to do charitable work or makes donations to local charities?

Wessex Primary School PTA is a registered charity (number 1041997) and would love to be able to benefit from this generosity.

Next time you are at work, please check your work Intranet, ask your Boss, HR or Office Manager whether your company is interested in setting up a scheme, or already has one.  The PTA would love to hear from you!

This is such a HUGE fundraising opportunity that could really benefit your child’s education.

Match funding (match giving) is where the company pledges a sum of money relating the amount raised by an employee, or by an event.  Sometimes they’ll match it £ for £, or they might give a fixed amount.

Time off for charitable work – often larger companies will allow their employees a set number of days off during the working week to take part in charitable activities.  For example, my employer allows us 2 days per year to take part in charity work, and that’s in addition to our annual leave!  Useful activities for our school could be re-painting classrooms, manning a stall for a PTA event, xxx etc.

Sponsorship / donations – a company may offer to sponsor a specific item or event.  In return they’ll get some free advertising.  For example, donating funds, sponsoring a minibus, providing food for a BBQ, prizes for a raffle etc.

A google search can provide a list of company names who offer match funding (large shops like M&S, pharmaceutical or telecoms companies, banks/building societies, supermarkets) but even your smaller independent employer might like to be involved.

If you work for one of those companies then they may already have a procedure to follow on their intranet, or they will ask you (employee) to complete a request form. If this is not the case, please ask the company to put their pledge in writing to the PTA and email it through to PTA@wessexprimary.org

Your help is hugely appreciated in accessing these potentially very large extra funds for Wessex PTA and all the pupils.