Social Responsibility


Celebrating our Giving

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT

Twelve months on from the launch of the University’s new Workplace Giving scheme, more than 200 members of staff are donating a total of over £100,000 a year to charity from their pay.

Between October 2014 and September 2015, 152 new donors have signed up to Workplace Giving – increasing the total number of donors from 61 to 213 (an increase of 249%). During the same period, our total monthly donation has risen from £4,624.44 to £10,504.63 - a magnificent increase of 127%.

The high degree of engagement of our staff has so impressed Workplace Giving that they have invited the University to join their creative Geared for Giving campaign, which uses peer testimonials and case studies to encourage other employers to take part in Workplace Giving.

To celebrate our first anniversary, Workplace Giving are adding a £10 one off gift to the first donations of all members of staff who join the scheme between Friday 23 October and Friday 30 October, and support any of Workplace Giving Charities.

Find out how to sign up and how giving from your pay can provide a big boost to the amount that your favourite charity receives on our StaffNet Workplace Giving webpage.

Tell us your giving story

Do you already donate money via our Workplace Giving Scheme or by other means, volunteer your time, or fundraise at work or locally?We would love to hear why you give time or money to your charity and why you chose that particular one. We’re planning to share these on #GivingTuesday – an International Day of Giving – when the University will be celebrating the fantastic kindness and generosity of our staff.To get involved you are invited to share:

  • A quote or short paragraph about why your charity is special – this will be shared on the Social Responsibility Blog
  • Your most difficult/funniest fundraising challenge.
  • Whether you’d like to come along to our Twitter selfie space to have your picture taken with a Twitter board showing your favourite charity to shout-out (dates will be shared nearer the time).

To get involved please email the above information to Workplace Giving, indicating if you wish to share your name or be anonymous.

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