BUSINESS PHILANTHROPY CLUB 

The Business Philanthropy Club (BPC) is a vehicle for like-minded Berkshire-based businesses to come together to make a real, positive difference within Berkshire, through effective and targeted funding to grassroots organisations and projects in their local communities.

Members get the opportunity to not only support local charities but also to collaborate with other business leaders on tangible business opportunities through exclusive networking opportunities. The BPC also provides dedicated support for staff volunteering, maximising their contributions to local charities and communities.

Benefits

  • It is ongoing, efficient and hassle free.
  • There is a portfolio of support covering immediate, sustainable and development activities.
  • It allows you to gain access to hundreds of local charities and worthwhile causes that really need your help.
  • It gives you the ability to direct all requests for charitable help to the Foundation thus freeing up your company’s admin resources and reducing costs.
  • It provides you the opportunity to attend key events with business leaders as well as ‘Seeing is Believing’ visits to meet the people you have helped.
  • It provides you with corporate employee volunteering opportunities to complement or kick start your Corporate Social Responsibility.

Membership Levels

Half of each member’s annual donation is made available for grant-making in the here and now, making an immediate impact in the local community. The other half is used in the facilitation of volunteer opportunities, events and networking meetings for the BPC, as well as investment in the BPC Endowment Fund that will provide a lasting gift to local communities.

50%

Is used for immediate grant awards to support local charities addressing the most salient and urgent community needs at any given time.

25%

Is invested in the BPC Endowment Fund that provides a sustainable long-term source of financial support to charities and volunteer groups in Berkshire for years to come.

25%

Is used to develop new streams of funding and to facilitate BPC activities, events and networking meetings.

The volunteer support offered as part of the membership options below is an easy way for businesses to kick-start their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. It can also complement and run concurrently with existing charitable commitments and partnerships.

The BPC’s membership levels are designed to fit in with the aims and budget of your business:

BRONZE

  • Member events
  • Annual Showcase Event
  • One to One meeting with Philanthropy Director

£1,500 PA

SILVER

  • Member events
  • Annual Showcase Event
  • Volunteering support for employees*
  • One to One meeting with Philanthropy Director

£2,500 PA

GOLD

  • Member events
  • Annual Showcase Event
  • Volunteering support for employees*
  • One to One meeting with CEO

£5,000 PA

DIAMOND

  • Member events
  • Exclusive Donor Event
  • Annual Showcase Event
  • Volunteering support for employees*
  • One to One meeting with CEO/Chair of Trustees
  • BCF Ambassador Status

£10,000 PA

PLATINUM

  • Member events
  • Exclusive Donor Event
  • Annual Showcase Event
  • Volunteering support for employees*
  • One to One meeting with  President/VIP
  • BCF Ambassador Status

£20,000 PA

* Number of employee volunteers is based on requirements of member organisations.

Join Now

  • Your Details
  • Cheques need to be made payable to Berkshire Community Foundation and sent to: 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP Please mark that the cheque is for BPC membership along with your name.

    Bank transfers should be made to the following HSBC account: Account name: Berkshire Community Foundation
    • Sort Code: 40-38-04
    • Account No: 94125592

To find out more about the BPC, call BCF on 0118 9303021 or email us via jon.yates@berkshirecf.org.

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