Company Matched Funding
What is Match Funding?
Match funding is a simple way of maximising the fundraising efforts of your individual PTA volunteers. 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 or donated to the charity of their choice.
Some organisations will match fund on a £ for £ basis, others will stipulate what they are prepared to give. It is likely that an upper limit will be applied along with certain criteria such as the recipient organisation being a registered charity.
Some companies will also pledge time and resources instead of money, so enabling their employees to support a cause during their working week, or offering a tangible service such as the opportunity to print posters, programmes, newsletters and so on.
It’s a simple process and not at all complicated. It will cost the individual nothing extra other than some time to talk to their employer!
Do you work for a company that has a matched funding scheme for employees, such as a bank or building society?
Contact the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.