Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central launches Sheffield Gives Campaign at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield 6th July 2012, with Leader of Sheffield City Council Julie Dore, Cllr Jackie Drayton, Dame Stephanie Shirley, Chairman of SYCF Jonathan Hunt and CEO Pauline Grice
What is SHEFFIELDGIVES?
It is a new campaign launched at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield on 6th July 2012, to promote and acknowledge giving locally within Sheffield. The campaign
Covers giving in cash, in goods & services and in time, once, regularly, or forever through endowments or legacies.
Recognises the generosity and philanthropy that already exists within Sheffield and encourages people and businesses to consider giving locally, when considering their giving priorities.
Draws ideas from local priorities for action and gives serious thought to how more support can be generated, more effectively.
Aims to maximise gift aid to chosen charities, spreading the word about gifts in kind and recognising the volunteering that is already being done in Sheffield with a view to encouraging more.
It's about changing the way we think about what and how we give.
What does SHEFFIELDGIVES cover? The campaign will encourage:
Promotion of payroll giving to Sheffield businesses supporting Sheffield voluntary groups and registered charities.
At least 100 Sheffield groups to have a presence on www.localgiving.com/southyorkshire as a way for them to raise funds online and let donors and volunteers know what they do as well as attract Gift Aid* from donations at the source.
People to volunteer and to have their existing volunteering recognised as benefitting Sheffield.
Businesses to join up their Corporate Philanthropy with the network of things already happening in Sheffield to make the greatest impact. For example if a company supports volunteering, SHEFFIELDGIVES can match them up with some goods or services that are donated by others and/or a small cash fund for materials and/or a community group that has a suitable project to make the most of the CSR/volunteering opportunity.
The creation of a pilot website called http://www.communitymarketplace.org.uk/ so that groups, businesses and philanthropists can share their respective "asks" in a moderated way, keeping personal details safe and secure but at the same time being able to match people who care to causes that matter most.
For more information please click on the link below for details:
Key contact points:
- FUSE is a partnership of infrastructure organisations that are experts in providing support services to the sector. http://www.fusesheffield.org.uk/
- www.localgiving.com/southyorkshire - email: email@example.com
Volunteering email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Payroll Giving Click here
Corporate Social Responsibility - email: email@example.com
Community Marketplace website www.communitymarketplace.org.uk email firstname.lastname@example.org holding information available now, full forum service is planned to be available in Spring 2013.