Useful links

In this section we list national agencies which may be helpful in the context of company giving, under the general headings employees, sponsorship, enterprise and training, education, donations, promoting good practice, media, general and informal contacts.


Employees/professional advice

Business in the Community
137 Shepherdess Walk
London
N1 7RQ
Tel: 0870 600 2482
Web: www.bitc.org.uk

Chartered Surveyors Voluntary Service
RICS Contact Centre
Surveyor Court
Westwood Business Park
Westwood Way
Coventry
CV4 8JE
Tel: 0870 333 1600
Web: www.rics.org.uk

Community Service Volunteers (CSV)
237 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9NJ
Tel: 020 7278 6601
Web: www.csv.org.uk

Pre-Retirement Association of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
9 Chesham Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3LS
Tel: 01483 301 170
Web: www.pra.uk.com

ProHelp
c/o Business in the Community
137 Shepherdess Walk
London
N1 7RQ
Tel: 0870 600 2482
Web: www.prohelp.org.uk

REACH (Retired Executives Action Clearing House)
89 Albert Embankment
London
SE1 7TP
Tel: 020 7582 6543
Web: www.volwork.org.uk

The Retirement Trust
Tulip House
70 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1XF
Tel: 020 7864 9908
Web: www.theretirementtrust.org.uk

Volunteering England
London Office
Regents Wharf
8 All Saints Street
London
N1 9RL
Tel: 0845 305 6979
Web: www.volunteering.org.uk

Sponsorship

Arts and Business
Nutmeg House
60 Gainsford Street
Butlers Wharf
London. SE1 2NY
Tel: 020 7378 8143
Web: www.aandb.org.uk

Community Links
Canning Town Public Hall
105 Barking Road
Canning Town
London
E16 4HQ
Tel: 020 7473 2270
Web: www.community-links.org

Groundwork UK
85-87 Cornwall Street
Birmingham
B3 3BY
Tel: 0121 236 8565
Web: www.groundwork.org.uk

Enterprise & Training

Common Purpose UK
Common Purpose
Discovery House
28-42 Banner Street
London
EC1Y 8QE
Tel: 020 7608 8100
Web: www.commonpurpose.org.uk
There are regional offices throughout the UK.

Community Development Foundation (CDF)
60 Highbury Grove
London
N5 2AG
Tel: 020 7226 5375
Web: www.cdf.org.uk

National Federation of Enterprise Agencies
12 Stephenson Court
Fraser Road
Priory Business Park
Bedford
MK44 3WH
Tel: 01234 831623
Web: www.nfea.com

Education

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Centre Point
103 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1DU
Tel: 020 7379 7400
Web: www.cbi.org.uk

Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE)
344-354 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8BP
Tel: 020 7833 9712
Web: www.cihe-uk.com

The Work Foundation
Peter Runge House
3 Carlton House
London
SW1Y 5DG
Tel: 0870 1656700
Web: www.theworkfoundation.com

Donations

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4TA
Tel: 01732 520 000
Web: www.cafonline.org

Charities Trust
Suite 22
Century Building,
Brunswick Business Park,
Tower Street,
Liverpool,
L3 4BJ
Tel: 0151 286 5129
Web: www.charitiestrust.org

Charity Commission
London
Harmsworth House
13-15 Bouverie Street
London
EC4Y 8DP
Central Helpline: 0870 333 0123
Web: www.charitycommission.gov.uk

Liverpool
20 Kings Parade
Queens Dock
Liverpool
L3 4DQ

Taunton
Woodfield House
Tangier
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4BL

Newport
8th Floor
Clarence House
Clarence Place
Newport
South Wales
NP19 7AA

In Kind Direct
19 Milk Street
London
EC2V 8AN
Tel: 020 7860 5930
Web: www.inkinddirect.org

ShareGift
c/o The Orr Mackintosh Foundation
46 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 3HN
Tel: 020 7337 0501
Web: www.sharegift.org

Workplace Giving UK Ltd
5th Floor
Middlesex House
29-45 High Street
Edgware
Middlesex
HA8 7UU
Tel: 0208 731 5125
Web: www.workplacegiving-uk.com

Promoting Good Practice

Business in the Community
137 Shepherdess Walk
London
N1 7RQ
Tel: 0870 600 2482
Web: www.bitc.org.uk

Scottish Business in the Community
PO Box 408
Bankhead Avenue
Edinburgh
EH11 4HE
Tel: 0131 442 2020
Web: www.sbcscot.com

Charities Tax Reform Group (CTRG)
1 Millbank
London
SW1P 3JZ
Tel: 020 7222 1265
Web: www.charitytax.info

The Corporate Responsibility Group
1 Bedford Avenue
London
WC1B 3AU
Tel: 020 7255 5484
Web: www.crguk.org

Directory of Social Change
London
24 Stephenson Way
London
NW1 2DP
Tel: 08450 77 77 07

Liverpool
Federation House
Hope Street
Liverpool
L1 9BW
Research: 0151 708 0136

Ethical Consumer Information Systems
Unit 24
41 Old Birley Street
Manchester
M15 5RF
Tel: 0161 227 9099
Web: www.corporatecritic.org

Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS)
The Ethical Investment Research Service
80-84 Bondway
London
SW8 1SF
Tel: 020 7840 5700
Web: www.eiris.org

Out of This World
106 High Street - Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 1HB
Tel: 0191 213 5377
Web: www.ootw.co.uk

The Corporate Citizenship Company
Ground Floor South
Cottons Centre
London Bridge City
London
SE1 2QG
Tel: 020 7940 5610
Web: www.corporate-citizenship.co.uk

The London Benchmarking Group
c/o The Corporate Citizenship Company
Ground Floor South
Cottons Centre
London Bridge City
London
SE1 2QG
Tel: 020 7940 5610
Web: www.lbg-online.net

The PerCent Club
c/o Business in the Community
137 Shepherdess Walk
London
N1 7RQ
Tel: 0870 600 2482
Web: www.bitc.org.uk

The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)
15-16 Cornwall Terrace
Regent's Park
London
NW1 4QP
Tel: 020 7467 3600
Web: www.iblf.org

Media

BBC Appeals Office
MC3D3 Media Centre
Media Village
201 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TQ
Tel: 020 800 81214
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/info/policies/charities

Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom
2nd Floor
Vi & Garner Smith House
23 Orford Road
Walthamstow
London E17 9NL
Tel: 020 8521 5932
Web: www.cpbf.org.uk

Channel Four Television Company
124 Horseferry Road
London SW1P 2TX
Tel: 020 7396 4444
Web: www.channel4.com

CSV Media
237 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9NJ
Tel: 0800 525 165
Web: www.csvmedia.co.uk

ITV Network Centre
200 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8HF
Tel: 020 7843 8000
Web: www.itv.com

Media Trust
3-7 Euston Centre
Regent's Place
London
NW1 3JG
Tel: 020 7874 7600
Web: www.mediatrust.org

General Company Information

Companies House
Crown way
Cardiff
CF 14 3UZ
Tel: 0870 333 3636
Web: www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Congress House
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3LS
Tel: 020 7636 4030
Web: www.tuc.org.uk

Industrial Common Ownership Finance Ltd (ICOF)
227c City Road
London
EC1V 1JT
Tel: 020 7251 6181
Web: www.icof.co.uk

Industrial Common Ownership Movement Ltd (ICOM)
Holyoake House
Hanover Street
Manchester M60 0AS
Tel: 0161 246 2959
Web: www.icof.co.uk

British Urban Regeneration Association
63-66 Hatton Garden
London
EC1N 8LE
Freephone: 0800 0181 260
Tel: 020 7539 4030
Web: www.bura.org.uk

Urban and Economic Development Group
19 Store Street
London
WC1E 7DH
Tel: 020 7436 8050
Web: www.urbed.com

Young Enterprise UK
Peterley House
Peterley Road
Oxford
OX4 2TZ
Tel. 01865 776 845
www.young-enterprise.org.uk

Informal Contacts

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain & Ireland
51 Warwick Square
London
SW1V 2AT
Tel: 020 7834 4600
Web: www.association-innerwheel.org.uk

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland
Kinwarton Road
Alcester
Warwickshire
B49 6PB
Tel: 01789 765 411
Web: www.rotary-ribi.org

What is ProHelp?
Formerly the Professional Firms Group, ProHelp is a national network of around 1,000 firms across the UK who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of the local community. It is a Business in the Community initiative whose member firms have committed over £15 million worth of support, ProHelp was established 15 years ago.

Participating professional firms include lawyers, accountants, IT consultants, architects, surveyors, marketing specialists and engineers. There are 41 ProHelps across the country, but this figure is continually rising. Community groups that receive support from ProHelp are non-profit making, locally based and cannot afford to pay for professional services. Firms can contribute towards a single project or give longer-term strategic support such as becoming a trustee.

What help can they provide?
The professional firms take undertake short assignments which include feasibility studies, structural surveys, marketing and business plans, legal and accountancy advice and property valuations.

Will my project be eligible?
You must be a community-based not-for-profit organisation working for the social and economic regeneration of your local area and should fit within the following criteria:

  • You must have a track record of working successfully with the local community.
  • You must not have the funding for the specific piece of work to be done nor be retaining paid advisors to do the work.
  • If you are a branch of a national organisation, you must be locally constituted and prove that neither the expertise nor the funding to pay for the work is available centrally.
  • Your project must be realistic and viable.
  • Your governing body must authorise the involvement of ProHelp.

When will a project not qualify?

  • Applications for assistance with litigation will not be considered;
  • Help is generally not given to animal welfare organisations whose primary focus is overseas aid; and
  • Assistance to religious groups will only be offered if the project benefits the wider community.

What do I do now?
If you have a project in mind which could benefit from help from ProHelp, please get in touch. Local group contacts are listed below.

What will happen then?
If your project is appropriate, you will be asked to fill in a standard questionnaire. It may also be necessary for you to meet with a representative from ProHelp to develop a fuller brief for the assignment. A summery of your project will then be taken to a group who will decide whether or not your project meets the eligibility criteria and if there is a firm available to do the work. A meeting will then be arranged between yourself and the interested professional firm.

Local Group Contacts

London
Rosanna Henderson
ProHelp Manager
Business in the Community
137 Shepherdess Walk
London
N1 7RQ
Tel: 020 7566 8657
Email: rosanna.henderson@bitc.org.uk

South East
Brighton
David Mason
Brighton and Hove Business Community Partnership
Office 2a
11 Jew Street
Brighton
BN1 1UT
Tel: 01273 770075
Email: david.mason@bhbcp.org.uk

Surrey
Rosie Hatton
Surrey Voluntary Service Council
"Astolat"
Coniers Way
New Inn Lane
Burpham
Surrey
GU4 7HL
Tel: 01483 459292
Email: rosieh@surreyca.org.uk

South West
Bristol
Marie Smith
Business in the Community
Royal Oak House
Royal Oak Avenue
Bristol
BS1 4GB
Tel: 0117 989 7749
Email: marie.smith@bitc.org.uk

Gloucester
Derek Acock
Business in the Community
British Energy PLC
Barnett Way
Barnwood
Gloucester
GL4 3RS
Email: derek.acock@british-energy.com

Plymouth
Gill Webb
Business in the Community
2nd Floor
Alliance House
161 Armada Way
Plymouth
PL1 1HZ
Tel: 01752 510410
Email: gill.webb@bitc.org.uk

Swindon
Kieran Daly
Business in the Community
Royal Oak House
Royal Oak Avenue
Bristol
BS1 4GB
Tel: 01666 838581
Email: derrydrummond@btinternet.com

East
Mike Brophy, Regional Director
East of England Regional Head Office
Bank House
P O Box 93
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 8ZN
Tel: 01638 663272
Fax: 01638 666841
Email: mike.brophy@bitc.org.uk

Cambridge
Gwen Talbot
Cambridge ProHelp Manager
Business in the Community
PO Box 93
Newmarket
CB8 8ZN
Tel: 01223 524597
Email: gwen.talbot@ntlworld.com

Colchester
Derek Munro
Colchester ProHelp Manager
Business in the Community
72 The Waterhouse Business Centre
2 Cromar Way
Chelmsford
CM1 2QE
Tel: 01245 392090
Email: derek.munro@bitc.org.uk

Norfolk
Frances Holmes
Norfolk ProHelp Manager
Business in the Community
P O Box 490
Norwich
NR4 7WN
Tel: 01603 455654
Email: francesholmes.bitc@btopenworld.com

Suffolk
Crawford Gillan
Suffolk ProHelp Co-ordinator
Business in the Community
Tel: 01473 254753
Email: c.gillan@ntlworld.com

West Midlands
Birmingham
Steve Fitzgerald
Business in the Community
c/o Cadbury Ltd
83 Bournville Lane
Birmingham
B30 2HP
Tel: 0121 451 2227
Email: sfitzgerald@bitc.org.uk

Stafford
Francis Sandy
Economic Development and Regeneration Unit
Community Services Development Department
Civic Offices
Riverside
Stafford
ST16 3AQ
Tel: 01785 619378
Email: fsandy@staffordbc.gov.uk

North Staffordshire
Karen Wilson
Voluntary Action
Dudson Centre
Hope Street
Stoke on Trent
ST1 5DD
Tel: 01782 683030
Email: cost@vast.org.uk

East Midlands
Nottinghamshire
Derbyshire
North Derbyshire
Northamptonshire
Ann Hilton
Business in the Community
30-34 Hounds Gate
Nottingham
NG1 7AB
Tel: 0115 911 6666
Email: ann.hilton@bitc.org.uk

Leicestershire
Katharine Dennison
c/o Leicester Mercury Group Ltd
St George Street
Leicester
LE1 9FQ
Tel: 0116 222 4018
Email: kdennison@leicestermercury.co.uk

Lincolnshire and Rutland
Shona Welberry
Business in the Community
PO Box 33
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE22 0YT
Tel: 07789 651 530
Email: shona.welberry@bitc.org.uk

Yorkshire and Humber
North Yorkshire
Deborah Siswick
Business in the Community
Levens Hall
Lund Lane
Killinghall
Harrogate
HG3 2BG
Tel: 01423 568987
Email: deborah.siswick@bitc.org.uk

Hull & Humber
Antony Wallis
Business in the Community
1 Silvester Square
The Maltings
Hull
HU1 3HA
Tel: 01482 225416
Email: antony.wallis@bitc.org.uk

South Yorkshire
Christine Browne
Business in the Community
2nd Floor
Albion House
Saville Street
Sheffield
S4 7UD
Tel: 0114 201 8983
Email: chris.browne@bitc.org.uk

West Yorkshire
Celia de Maria
Business in the Community
Kingswood House
80 Richardshaw Lane
Pudsey
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS28 6BN
Tel: 0113 205 8200
Email: celia.de-maria@bitc.org.uk

North East
Lisa Brinicombe, Heather Slack
Business in the Community
Units 4 & 6 Kingsway House
Kingsway
Team Valley
Gateshead
NE11 0HW
Tel: 0191 487 7799
Email: lisa.brinicombe@bitc.org.uk
Email: heather.slack@bitc.org.uk

North West
Greater Manchester & Merseyside
Chris Gopal
ProHelp Manager
Business in the Community
2nd Floor
Amazon House
3 Brazil Street
Manchester
M1 3PJ
Tel: 0161 233 7750
Email: chris.gopal@bitc.org.uk

Wirral
Pat Wilson, Paul Wilson
Wirral ProHelp
21 Magazine Brow
New Brighton
Wallasey
Merseyside
CH45 1HP
Tel: 0151 630 2225
Email: wirralprohelp@phonecoop.coop

East Lancashire
Philip Bannister
ProHelp Manager
Business in the Community
c/o Initiative Burnley
Lodge House
Cow Lane
Burnley
BB11 1NN
Tel: 01282 414 800
Email: philip.bannister@bitc.org.uk

Cumbria
Lynn MacNaughton
ProHelp Coordinator
Business in the Community
The Office Building
Mardale Road
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 9EH
Tel: 01768 898 940
Email: lynn.macnaughton@bitc.org.uk

Wales
Roger Bassett-Jones, ProHelp Manager
Business in the Community
4th Floor
Empire House
Mount Stuart Square
Cardiff
CF10 5FN
Tel: 02920 436 919
Email: roger.jones@bitc.org.uk