We’re fighting to reverse rising cancer rates, and we need your help. We want to work with like-minded small businesses of all shapes and sectors who share our vision of living in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer.
As a small business owner, you have the power to make a change!
In 2019, there were 5.82 million small businesses – over 99% of all businesses in the UK.
If 1 in 20 of those companies donated just 1% of their income, it would raise over £1bn every year for the causes they care about most.
With your help our lifesaving cancer prevention and survivalinformation & projects can reach thousands of people in your community that might have been missed.
The latest research shows that 1 in 2 of us will now hear the words “you have cancer” in our lifetime. This is only due to get worse, as global annual cancer cases are predicted to rise 58% by 2040.
There has never been a more crucial time for you to use the power of your business to make a difference and be recognised as a WCRF Small Meaningful Enterprise.
Running a business is challenging and time-consuming at the best of times, so we’ve worked hard to think of a partnership model that is simple, sustainable, and works for both parties:
We’re asking for you to pledge a percentage of your sales from goods or services.
How this pledge looks and what percentage (%) you choose to give is up to you, but here are a few ideas to get you started:
By linking the amount you give directly to your sales, it means your donations are sustainable and raised with minimal fuss (who’s got time to organise a fundraising event or bake a thousand cakes… unless you run an events company or bakery), so you can continue to focus on your main job of running your business.
Partnerships need to benefit both parties – research suggests partnering with charities like ours isn’t just the right thing to do for your business, but the smart thing.
As well as providing the warm feeling of doing your part to help people reduce their cancer risk, studies show businesses are more likely to succeed by having a clear purpose and supporting good causes:
Now that’s a lot to take in, but it simply means: businesses doing good is good for business!
If you’re taking the time to support our work then it is only fair we do the same.
Once you decide to take the plunge and pledge a percentage of your sales from goods or services you’ll be recognised as a WCRF Small Meaningful Enterprise.
You can expect:
Getting started couldn’t be simpler:
Then select World Cancer Research Fund UK as your chosen charity
Create your desired donation pledge (eg. 1% of all turnover in a year) via the donations form to generate your Commercial Participation Agreement with us
State at the point of sale (e.g. your website) how funds are being raised to comply with charity law
Start telling anyone who will listen about your good deeds by proudly publicising it to your customers or clients
OR of you fancy talking to someone first get in touch with our Corporate Partnerships Team. Drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org – you can put any questions to us, and we’ll help get you started.
Setting up a commercial partnership can be messy, expensive and time consuming – not words a business owner likes to hear.
Our partners Work for Good are an online fundraising platform designed to make it easy for small business to donate to charities like ours.
They handle the legalities of a company/charity partnership by automatically generating a Commercial Participations Agreement, allow you to donate in a few swift clicks, and takes care of processing all donations.
In short, Work for Good deal with the boring stuff, saving both our charity and your business; time, money and resources better spent elsewhere.
You can also expect:
Get started now!