Dear Parents/Carers,

 

You will hopefully be aware of the hard work that is being done to raise funds for Bishop Challoner Catholic College. We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you about the Match Funding scheme and how a little bit of your time could raise well needed funds to support our enrichment activities.

 

What is match funding?

Match giving or match funding is a simple way of maximising the fundraising efforts of our school’s parent’s. It is an informal albeit corporate arrangement between a company and their employee. Not all companies offer matched funding but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for the school. If you work for an organisation that has a match funding policy, any money we raise could be matched by your employer. These policies vary from a fixed monetary contribution right through to matching the total amount raised by the event.

 

How can you help?

We would be grateful if you could investigate if your employer is able to match fund. We understand that banks, building societies, supermarkets, utilities, accounting firms and large corporations are likely to offer match funding, but these schemes are not exclusive to the major corporate giants. If you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through match funding too. Your contribution would then be limited to just an hour of your time, helping at any event during the year, and then submitting the paperwork. Your help doesn't have to be during an event - it could be a simple preparation job that could be done at any time to suit you, for example folding quiz tickets or wrapping attendance prizes.

 

How can we help?

Head of Outreach, Gerald Noone is assigned to this and he will complete as much of the paperwork required by your company as possible.

 

This is a simple way to raise money which in turn benefits the school and your children!

 

If you are able to help us in this way, please let us know on g.noone@bishopchalloner.bham.sch.uk

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Dr Coughlan

Principal

 

Below is a list of companies that we are aware offer match funding schemes. For those not on the list, please contact your Human Resources department to enquire if such a scheme exists.

 

Abbey National

Accenture

Alliance & Leicester

American Express

 Anglian Water

Argos

Arla Foods

Asda

Aviva

Marks and Spencer

Mars

Microsoft

Midland Bank

Midlands Electricity

Mitsubishi

Morgan Stanley

BAA

Bank of England

Barclays Bank

Boots

BP

Bradford and Bingley

British Gas

BT

National Grid Transco

npower

Norwich Union

O2

Peugeot

Philips

PwC

Camelot Group

Capital International Research

Carlsberg Tetley

Centrica

Citibank

Cooperative Bank

Debenhams

DHL

Ernst & Young

Ford

Halifax

HSBC

IBM

Rolls Royce

Royal and Sun Alliance

Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal London Mutual Insurance

Royal Sun Alliance

Sainsbury's

Shell

Siemens

Sky Broadcasting

Southern Electric

Stagecoach

Johnson & Johnson

J P Morgan & Co

Kellogg’s

KPMG Legal & General

Littlewoods

Lloyds TSB

Tesco

Texaco

Thames Water

Xserve