Make a difference with us

Founded in 1946, Mencap is more than just a charity – we’re a national movement that’s been helping to improve the lives of people with a learning disability, and their families and carers, for 70 years.

Reasons to partner with Mencap:

Excellent Account Management:

Across every partnership we aim to provide a dedicated, enthusiastic and hands on account manager who, throughout the year,  will be there to offer advice and support as well as getting to know all your staff to find out what is important to them. We also have an amazing senior leadership team who support all of our corporate partners.

National presence with local feel:

Mencap are a national charity with an enormous network and local services reaching communities across the UK. Your business will have an opportunity to make a difference in communities that matter to you.

Exciting staff engagement, fundraising & volunteering:

All of our partnerships include the opportunity learn about Mencap and fall in love with the work we do. Throughout our partnership, we can provide Learning Disability Awareness sessions as well as rewarding volunteering opportunities so you and your employees can meet people with learning disabilities and help them through a range of projects and programmes!

Not to mention that we will provide a fundraising portfolio to interest everyone. Whether you’re wanting to run the marathon, take on Yorkshire 3 Peaks or challenge your office to a Bake off, it’ll be a year of fun.

Enhance your brand:

Founded in 1946, Mencap is more than just a charity – we’re a national movement that’s been helping to improve the lives of people with a learning disability, and their families and carers, for 70 years. We’re the largest learning disability charity in the UK, and run services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – our knowledge and support is the most advanced in the sector and we’d love your company to become a part of our legacy.

Ways to work with us:

In the corporate partnerships team we develop partnerships with a diverse range of companies and industries. With our partners we aim to deliver clear business benefits for them while also raising vital funds to give people with learning disabilities a voice.

Our life changing work would not be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our corporate partners.

There are lots of ways your company can support Mencap, here are some ideas of how you can get involved:

Charity of the year

Being your charity of the year allows us to work together for a set period of time, through fundraising, volunteering and staff lead initiatives. We will work with you to devise a year plan full of exciting ideas of how your staff can make a real difference and increase your awareness of diversity and inclusion.

Strategic partnerships

For many charities and organisations the preference is to partner on a long-term strategic basis, which would align the work of the charity with the objectives and goals of the organisation.

We would look for these partnerships to be mutually beneficial and fulfil a need of both the charity and the organisation.

Together we will create opportunities both within your organisation, and nationally, for people with a learning disability.

Gifts in Kind

Your company can support people with a learning disability by donation of products, meeting room space and pro bono support.

Event sponsorship

Mencap brand is one of the most trusted and respected brands in the UK. This can help generate positive brand awareness through sponsorship. Our sponsorship opportunities are a great way of connecting with target audiences while demonstrating good corporate citizenship.

Volunteering

Companies are full of people whose time, expertise and specialist skills can help us have a real and lasting impact on the lives of people with a learning disability across the UK. For more information, please visit our corporate volunteering page

Why your support matters

As a potential new corporate partner, your support is vital to us being able to achieve our aims of a fairer and better society for the people we’re here to help.

We work with businesses across the UK to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial, and that deliver real change for people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

  • There are currently around 1.4 million people in the UK with a learning disability needing support to live the lives they choose – people just like Vicky (read her story below)
  • We help people to live independently, to engage in meaningful activities and, when possible, find paid work opportunities
  • We provide advice and support online and on the phone, and campaign for real change in society to against the discrimination people with a learning disability sometimes face

Why choose us?

Each of our partnerships is unique. We want to explore the different ways we can work together to find a partnership that works for everyone.

We’re the largest learning disability charity in the UK, and run services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – giving us national coverage and a presence in communities up and down the country. We also have a sister charity, Enable Scotland, ensuring that when you choose Mencap as your corporate partner you are getting a national organisation.

Want to become a Mencap corporate partner?

Are you interested in finding out more about our exciting corporate partnership opportunities?

If so, call us on 0207 696 5424 or email: corporate.fundraising@mencap.org.uk.

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