Our new 2020 strategy is ambitious: we want to increase the number of Helpline calls per year from 9,000 to 100,000; we aim to increase our information resource distribution from 100,000 to 1.3m per year; and almost double the number of friendship visits and phone calls we provide annually from 28,000 to 50,000.

If our ambitions match those of your organisation then we are perfect for corporate partnership. By working with Independent Age you will be demonstrating support for a growing UK charity that seeks to resolve some of the most acute issues facing older people today: loneliness, financial poverty and lack of information.

Read on to find out how you can get involved and help us ensure older people can live the lives to which they aspire.

Charity of the year

Choosing Independent Age as your Charity of the Year provides a great opportunity to unite your staff to engage with a really worthwhile cause that everyone can identify with and feel passionate about – after all, old age touches all of us. 

We will help you create a tailor-made calendar of events, individual to your business and CSR goals. We will be on hand to inspire your staff to get involved with fundraising activities, challenges, events and more. Whether you are based in one location or hundreds of offices, sites or branches we can help you achieve your key objectives while enabling you to support a fantastic charity. 

More and more companies and charities are feeling the benefits of working in partnership for a number of years, creating a culture of fundraising within your business and delivering results that produce a lasting legacy of change.

Just see what our current partners say:

“We have embraced the concept, aspirations and ambitions of Independent Age. We found the challenge of our ‘Active Week’ then inspired us to consider other ways to support Independent Age and this has led to an enhanced team spirit, many giggles & an enthusiastic team! We’re looking forward to new challenges throughout the rest of the year.”

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Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving, or ‘Give As You Earn’ is a simple and tax effective way for employers to support our work to help older people live well with dignity, choice and control.

You choose the amount you would like to give and we will receive your donation directly from your pay. Your place of work must be set up for Payroll Giving in order for you to give in this way, so do check with your HR department. If your company is not yet set up to give through payroll, why not encourage them to do so?

As well as the benefits to employees giving in this way, companies can also benefits from supporting payroll Giving. Having just 1% of all staff giving through payroll means your company is eligible to receive a bronze Payroll Giving Award and those who are the most dedicated to supporting charities through this method can be put forward for an Excellence Award.

Sign up to Payroll Giving today

Corporate challenges

Whether you work with people who have always wanted to run a marathon, climb a mountain or skydive, along with our provider Skyline we can help you organise a number of exhilarating challenges. Catering for both individuals and teams, whoever decides to support Independent Age through a once-in-a-lifetime challenge will receive support and advice on training and reaching those vital fundraising goals.

London to Paris Cycle

A team of more than 25 cyclists from Vouchercodes.co.uk took part in a London to Paris cycle, departing from the Greenwich Observatory, spending 4 days cycling through beautiful British and French countryside and finishing at the Arc De Triomph. The cyclists smashed their £15,000 target, raising £18,000 for Independent Age which will go towards supporting our aim to support isolated older people.

Canalathon

A team from Abergavenny based solicitors Gabb & Co. took on the 2015 Canalathon - canoeing, biking and running along the stunning Monmouthshire and Brecon canals system. A team of four took on the epic 35 mile, 12 hour challenge and raised £1,000 in support of Independent Age.

For any corporate enquiries please contact Lizzi by emailing Lizzi.hollis@independentage.org or calling 020 7605 4288

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