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Business Partnerships

We help businesses large and small to meet their social responsibility aims. Working together means your business could help us to change lives: providing a brighter future for people living in the communities where your workers and
customers live.

Business Partnerships

We help businesses large and small to meet their social responsibility aims. Working together means your business could help us to change lives: providing a brighter future for people living in the communities where your workers and
customers live.

Working with local and national businesses helps us to improve services to our clients, increase awareness of First Light as a charity, and to raise vital funds to help people experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence.

There are lots of ways you can get involved as a business, including:

 

  • nominating us as your charity partner or charity of the year, and encouraging your staff and customers to support us by taking part in activities that raise funds and workplace morale,
  • encouraging your staff to volunteer their time or skills,
  • creating a fundraising calendar of events for staff to get involved in,
  • hosting events such as active challenges, inspirational speakers or training opportunities,
  • donating pro bono support such as products and services that support our day-to-day work,
  • setting up a payroll giving scheme, through a HMRC approved payroll giving agency, to allow employees to support First Light directly from their paycheck,
  • offering sponsorship.

We’re always excited to hear your ideas. We can provide an assortment of materials to support your fundraising and will work alongside you to ensure our partnership with us is mutually rewarding.

Find out more about opportunities for your business or workplace by contacting Anna on [email protected]
Persimmon Homes cheque presentation - 21.10.22
Here are some of the ways we’re already working with a range of businesses:

Charity of The Year partnership with Venton

First Light has been selected as Venton’s chosen Charity of the Year for 2024. The partnership signifies a shared dedication to making a positive difference in the community. And the support from Venton will help us extend our reach and provide essential assistance to more individuals in need.

Legal advice with Coodes
Joining forces with Coodes Solicitors provides weekly clinics giving people the opportunity to speak to a specialist Domestic Abuse Lawyer with no charge. Run as a video or telephone conference, the clinics offer information and support on legal issues, including non-molestation or occupation orders, eligibility for Legal Aid and information relating to divorce or cases involving children.
Connecting with Vodafone

Vodafone supply us with SIM cards with six months pre-paid data, calls and texts. They also help with handsets. This gives anyone we’re working with who is experiencing domestic abuse a way to communicate with trusted friends and family that an abusive partner doesn’t know about, with no financial barriers. We can also replace phones when someone has experienced sexual violence and had to hand over their phone as evidence.

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse it can be really difficult to know where to turn for support or what you can do to escape your abuser. These legal clinics are designed to help people understand the legal options available to them.”
Sarah Evans – Coodes Solicitors

Other ways to get involved

Media contact

If you’re a member of the media who would like to find out more about First Light and our work, please get in touch.

Fundraise for us

Have you lived through domestic abuse or sexual violence and want to use your experience to help others?
Have you lived through domestic abuse or sexual violence and want to use your experience to help others?