Match Funding

Can your organisation offer ‘match-funding’ for your contributions?

Matched funding has the ability to boost the income raised at school fundraising events like Funk Night and other Friends' events. An increasing number of large companies operate a scheme whereby they “match” charity fundraising or donations undertaken by their employees. These organisations set aside millions of pounds to fund such schemes and are more than happy to support their staff in raising money for charities of their choice. The amounts donated can range from a small amount to £1000+ per employee per event.

As our ‘Friends of GCS’ is a registered charity (and our school is what’s known as an ‘Exempt charity’) we are in a position to benefit from your involvement, however big or small, at any fundraising school event. Your participation might be, for example, serving at the bar, clearing up or helping to sell raffle tickets. All qualify as ‘assisting with fundraising’. Many employers can match your charity donations – which could double the income to our Appeal. If your employer offers a match-funding scheme, please contact cdrake@guildfordcounty.co.uk or gcsfriends@guildfordcounty.co.uk so that we can see how we comply with their requirements.

Companies that we believe operate match-funding schemes currently include:

Aviva

Bank of America

Barclays Bank

Benfield Group

BP

British Telecom

British Gas

Camelot

Costcutter

Co-op

Daryl Industries

Deloitte

Diageo

Ernst and Young

Experian

HSBC

Ipsos Mori

JP Morgan Chase

Kingfisher PLC

Legal and General

Lloyds TSB / HBOS

Microsoft

Northern Rock

02

PwC

RBS Group

Royal Dutch Shell

RWE nPower

Santander

Schroders

Sky