Giving is a way to get involved with causes and to see what our brands are doing to support the communities that matter to them. It may be a charity that’s supporting a worldwide goal such as climate change or it may be a local charity helping underprivileged people in a local community.

We will also share tips on how you can support a cause that means something to you. 

Club 100 offers all employees collectively, 11 weeks of volunteering each year, imagine the difference we could all do if each of us gave three days to a cause with our time?

For years our leadership team have spearheaded volunteering days; it’s part of who we are. Lynne has previously helped to donate over £23,000 of unworn clothing to charity over a two year period back in 2017.

We actively want you to take time to volunteer for a cause of your choice, and you can have three days to do it. You could volunteer at your local animal sanctuary, use your technical skills to develop a website for a local school or fundraise. The choice is yours; the benefits for the charity are endless.

Once you’ve found a cause to support you can ask for support casually, for example, ask colleagues to donate or volunteer for your cause. 

Alternatively, you can suggest your cause to your Head of Business to formally support, such as a fundraising event, like a cake sale, or by committing volunteer time or a yearly commitment such as fundraising throughout the year.

A cause doesn’t have to be a charity, it could be a friend who is going through something life-changing, or it could be a local sports team for your children. Start by finding something that matters to you, and decide how you want to get involved. It may be a one-off donation, or you may want to see how your colleagues or business can get involved.

We would love to talk through ideas or let us find local causes close to your heart. E-mail us club100@incandco.com to get started.

We’re looking for Giving Champions in each of our businesses to help support your own colleagues to regularly volunteer and support causes. Want to get involved? Let us know.

SPOTLIGHT: INCSPACES

incspaces have championed big and small charities for years. Including Make a Wish, Cancer Research, Macmillan Coffee Mornings, Wear It Pink & Comic Relief.

GIVING IDEAS

Support a local children’s cause by collecting toys, good quality clothes or readings books and donate directly to help local children in poverty.

Are you a developer or marketeer? Why not donate from your three volunteer days each year and offer your expertise to a struggling charity who needs website updates, or help designing social media posts. (Remember your company will pay you to take these three days)

Agree to fundraise for a charity for 12 months to make a longer commitment. Organise bake sales, sponsored runs and volunteer your time. 

Feeling ambitious? Why not start a cause that means something to you. If you or a family has been affected by a life changing event, starting something in their name can be a powerful and impactful way way to support a cause.

CAUSE SUGGESTIONS

We’ve collated a list of causes to give you ideas of where to start. Remember it’s important to find a cause that’s important to you, and for you to do your own research to make sure they fit with your values. These causes have not been vetted by Club 100, and are meant to give you an idea of the type of causes you can support.  

You can find more causes to support on Charity Choice.

Whatever you enjoy doing and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer role at St John Ambulance. Volunteering is a fantastic way to enhance your CV, meet new people, and learn lifesaving skills. Volunteering roles include first aid, supporting young people, logistics, fundraising and many other crucial hands-on and behind-the-scenes roles.

An innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 40 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing

An innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 40 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing

Formerly Above & Beyond, a charity  helping to improve the health and happiness of every patient in all 10 NHS hospitals in Bristol city centre, South Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.

A charity that supports vulnerable and at-risk individuals. These include adults and young people experiencing homelessness, escaping domestic abuse, adults with learning difficulties and people who need support after leaving prison.
An educational and social centre for young Jews with little or no Jewish background. Through its wide variety of classes, events and trips, it allows its students to connect to their traditional roots and to meet like minded people in a warm and welcoming environment.
Dedicated to brightening children’s lives by providing unforgettable breaks and valuable learning experiences. We work with the most disadvantaged children in the city, offering them respite from difficult, and sometimes abusive, home lives. A break at Lineham Farm is filled with adventure, fun and learning in a safe and happy environment – it’s childhood as it should be.

A charity in Kent addressing domestic violence and providing services, for adults, children and families.

We are going strong and have helped countless women and children over the years, whether you are looking for help or looking to help – you are in the right place.