You'll find our people are often every bit as motivated, enthusiastic and collaborative in the charity fundraising activities we support as they are at work. It helps that we offer a working atmosphere that is as much fun as it is productive.
Our employees' enthusiasm goes far beyond providing the best possible service to the customer. They consistently demonstrate a wider sense of social responsibility by raising tens of thousands of pounds each year for Computacenter’s charity partners. Proceeds generated by employees for our three charities are matched by the company, with over £400,000 raised in this way since 2009.
Our partners, which are selected by employees, are Teenage Cancer Trust, Alzheimer's Society and Prostate Cancer UK. Charity events such as dress down days, charity races and sponsored staff expeditions, to name just a few, are steered by a Charity Committee, comprising a cross section of employees, from branch administrators to senior management. In addition to the corporate programme, the company supports and encourages many charity initiatives proposed and run by employees.
Give As You Earn
It’s not just the business itself that gives: its employees get directly involved too. A company-wide Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme allows employees to make monthly contributions to any UK charity of their choice through automatic deduction from their salaries. This is tax deductible and even attracts a 10 per cent subsidy from the Inland Revenue. The full amount of the contribution goes to the charity because Computacenter handles all the administration at its own expense.
Computacenter's charity programme is steered by the Charity Committee, which comprises a cross section of employees throughout the company. Any questions about the programme, fundraising activities or suggestions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computacenter's charity policy is to support three corporate charities for a two-year period. At the end of that period, staff are asked to select alternatives from a shortlist that includes the current charity partners. The charities are approved by the Charity Committee and are registered within the UK. Each of the charities will receive considerable support from Computacenter in this period. Funds collected via fundraising activities within the programme are in most instances matched by Computacenter. In working with these charities, we hope to achieve three main aims:
- To demonstrate our commitment to the wider community
- To motivate staff across the company by encouraging teambuilding activities in a worthwhile cause.
- To communicate Computacenter's core values to customers, staff and other stake-holders.
Requests to support charities can be emailed to email@example.com.