“Good business is where everyone around you benefits; the more you give, the more you get.”
Here are some ideas of ways to get support or offer help:
Donation of Goods
Donation of IT equipment to enable Charity staff to work from home
HR specialist helping a Charity navigate employment law
Packing food parcels for those shielding, self isolating and in need
Loan of Equipment
Loan of pallet trucks to help food banks move large quantities of food donations
Buildings and Premises
Offering vacant office space for a Charity to use, to enable them to socially distance staff safely
Providing vehicles and storage for the delivery of essential equipment to NHS
How businesses in Bradford are already helping…
Business in the Community
BITC have set up a national business response programme where communites can ask for support and businesses can offer support. Requests can be seen on their website.
The GiveBradford Resilience Fund is supporting charities and community groups across Bradford that are experiencing exceptional difficulties operating as a result of the National Emergency measures resulting from Coronavirus.
The Fund is currently calling on individuals and businesses to support this local initiative, and help those that need it most, through financial donations.
Individuals can offer their volunteering service through Bradford Volunteering Centre or Keighley and District Volunteering Centre.
People Can is a place where everyone involved in communities, neighbourhoods, villages and towns can work together and make a difference. They hold the Coronavirus Bradford District Volunteer Register, where individuals can register to be volunteers for roles such as dog walking, befriending and shopping for their neighbours.
Community Action Bradford and District
Community Action supports, enables, develops, represents and informs the community in a wide variety of ways. They have a daily Coronavirus briefing developed especially for the third sector in Bradford and can provide a range of support for Charities.
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Bradford Together is a project of Participate Projects, supported by Bradford Council and The National Lottery Community Fund. The project was established during the Covid-19 crisis; to connect communities with businesses who could offer help and support to the response, recovery and rebuilding.
Participate is a Bradford based charity, we support people and organisations to realise their potential by providing support that helps them to develop and grow ideas into sustainable projects and enterprises. Each year we support hundreds of individuals, charities, social enterprises, community groups and schools. The projects we support are found in areas of deprivation, tackle social issues or work with specific client groups. We use skills within our own team to support projects and also lever in the resources of businesses to support our communities.