Helping Us To Make The World A More Inclusive Place
Bendrigg Trust is more that just a charity, it’s a movement for change, for the inclusion of disabled people in the world of adventure activities and beyond. For over 40 years, we’ve been making a life changing impact on the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people.
In order to continue making adventure accessible to all, we need fundraise nearly £500,000 per year. This is where the support of corporate partners can make a huge difference.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this to other businesses. Supporting The Bendrigg Trust through our CSR strategy was one of the best pieces of work we have done for staff engagement. Whether you do it with fund raising events or volunteering, the benefits we found were clear and obvious. Most importantly they are a fantastic organisation making a hugely positive impact on the lives of those who they host. You cannot fail to be inspired by The Bendrigg Trust! – Playdale
OUR AMAZING PARTNERS
We are proud to be supported by some amazing organisations. They dedicate their time, money and resources to enable more disabled and disadvantaged people to experience adventures of a lifetime.
Thank you to all of our existing corporate partners for their amazing support. Click on the logos below to learn more about our partnerships with these fantastic organisations.
Considering Supporting A Charity? Why Choose Bendrigg?
A Small Charity With A Big Heart
One of our core values is our people. Whether that’s our staff, volunteers, participants or donors – we pride ourselves on being good people that bring out the good in other people.
Our website and social networks are regularly updated, giving you the opportunity to have a featured blog post, newsletter article and social media posts promoting our partnership to a large network of loyal supporters.
Local Charity With National Reach
Although our centre is based in Cumbria, we have supporters all over the UK. We are a leader in our field and many people look to us for advice and expertise.
Staff engagement, fundraising & volunteering opportunities
All of our partnerships offer the opportunity to learn about the work we do.
Why not sign up for a Charity Challenge Event? From active challenges to head shaving! Challenges give your company many exciting ways to challenge yourself whilst supporting us.
We can also provide rewarding volunteering opportunities at Bendrigg so that your staff can experience working with the people their donations are impacting or as a group working on one of our many site projects.
How can you work with us?
Our life changing work wouldn’t be possible without the help of our incredible corporate partners and there are many ways you can get involved in helping to raise vital funds for Bendrigg Trust.
Charity of The Year
Selecting Bendrigg as your Charity Of The Year, would provide you with commercial benefits as well as being a great way to motivate your staff team.
Making a donation from your company is the simplest way to support our work. Your donation will help to improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people, by giving them the opportunity to experience adventure!
Sponsor an event or upcoming project at Bendrigg. This could be anything from a new minibus, to a building refurbishment.
Choose to enter our a Charity Challenge and raise funds for Bendrigg whilst getting active or challenging yourself to something new.
Other Ways You Can Support Us
Gifts or Services In Kind
Donating a gift or services in kind would be a great practical way to support our cause. We are often in need of equipment, products and services to help improve. As well as all the “behind the scenes” bit’s and pieces that we are always in need of such as office, kitchen or cleaning equipment.
Companies are often full of people who have skills and expertise that could really make a difference to our charity. From photographers to Builders the time you give means a lot to us.
How will your support make an impact?
The severity of the challenges and barriers faced by disabled people have increased considerably since the Coronavirus pandemic. This has led to worsening physical and mental health, greater isolation and lower levels of wellbeing. Research shows the pandemic has not only widened existing inequalities for disabled people but it has created new ones too, including heightened fear and anxiety of contracting the virus.
By choosing to support Bendrigg Trust, you’ll be supporting our mission :
To promote inclusion, encourage independence and build the self-confidence of disabled and disadvantaged people, through the provision of adventure activities.
The Scope Disability Price Tag Report found that life costs £583 more on average per month if you’re disabled.
With 1 in 5 disabled people facing extra costs of more than £1,000 a month.
We believe that EVERYONE deserves to have an adventure of a lifetime, but in order for disabled people to afford a trip to us, we have to subsidise our costs. Your support will make a huge impact.
The pupils from Wilson Stuart School recently attended a residential at Bendrigg. They were only able to afford their visit after receiving financial support from our Subsidy Fund. The short video below shows just what it meant to them to experience an adventure residential at Bendrigg.
Get in touch!
If you’d like to support us by becoming a corporate partner, please get in touch with our Fundraising Team who will be happy to answer any of your questions.