Wakefield BID and Investors in Community have joined forces to enable businesses to promote the full extent of their social responsibility work. 

Many of Wakefield BID’s business partners have positive relationships with local charities and within the community in which they operate. Investors in Community is a charitable platform that helps businesses tell the story of the impact their work is having through an easy to use CSR management tool.

The key focus is to ensure that organisations stay in control of their giving, manage staff volunteering time during work hours and donations given by businesses – all of which can be filtered into valuable impact reports that will help you show what doing good looks like.

Overall Investors in Community is a tool that helps provide the inspiring stories that enhance your businesses reputation, engages and retains staff, attracts new talent, builds loyalty and delivers a greater sense of purpose for all those involved.

Commenting on the new partnership, BID Director Christine Armstrong, said: “I’m keen to introduce partnerships and initiatives that will create a sustainable future for our City. Investors in Community is one of those partnerships that will bring businesses and charity projects together, and from this we see a stronger community spirit forming which will lead to some great success stories we will all be proud to share and shout about”.

Phil Webb, Managing Director of Investors in Community, added: “It’s a poignant time for us to announce this new partnership as there are many charities across the country experiencing huge funding shortfalls right now. It’s a time when the smallest of actions can make a real difference and, by working alongside Wakefield BID, there’s the potential for city centre businesses to make a big impact.

“When we set up Investors in Community, we wanted to create a way to unite individuals, businesses and charities in one place. It was also vital to us that 100 per cent of the money donated through our platform stays in the charity sector, so Wakefield BID members will know that every penny they raise or donate will go to those who need it most.

“Wakefield is the first BID in the country to use the platform in this way, with an ambition of creating a sustainable legacy via collaborative and meaningful initiatives. We hope to see more organisations of this kind following Wakefield’s lead.”

Wakefield BID joins a number of leading UK organisations that are helped by Investors in Community to manage their corporate social responsibility activity, including Balfour Beatty, Specsavers, Mansfield Building Society and Tomlinson Construction.

To find out more about how your business can benefit from Investors in Community, or if you are a local charity that would like to sign up to connect your good cause with a local business visit investorsincommunity.org.