“We do good, because we are great” is the new social mantra for forward-thinking business leaders around the world. The trend in Sheffield and Rotherham, an area rich in both nature and industry, is no exception: environmental good practice is now as central to business success as sound financial management.
Supporting Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust allows you to create a business legacy long into the future. Your support helps us to protect our local environment and habitats; including moorlands, woodlands and waterways from the Rother to the Peak, making them great for the people that live and work in our local communities, as well as the wildlife that rely on these areas as their home. A greener future is a powerfully attractive vision for customers and employees.
Types of partnerships
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust works with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from sole traders to multinationals, and their support comes in many different forms too:
- Host a fundraising activity or make us your charity of the year
- Donate goods or services
- Offer our members a discount on products
- Meet your environmental objective which can be delivered in partnership with us
- Sponsor a local Nature Reserve or one of our community engagement programmes, such as sponsoring an outdoor learning trip or nature recovery tool kit for a local school
- Become a corporate member
A corporate membership not only shows your support to natures recovery but also gives you benefits showing your commitment to your own employee’s wellbeing by helping to connect them to nature, give new opportunities to promote yourself in local communities and bring nature to your own workplace by increasing biodiversity on your own site. Importantly, what unites us all is a common vision of a landscape rich in wildlife for everyone.
If you would like to support our vision for a greener future for people in Sheffield and Rotherham, please contact our Fundraising and Corporate Relations Officer Paul Hodges on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we offer as part of a Corporate Membership
Wild Work Days
Get out the office for some team bonding, learn new skills and help maintain one of our nature reserves to support access for people and habitat for nature.
Members receive free and discounted Wild Work Days
Sessions in a local green space or nature reserve to give hints, tips and simple actions to encourage employee wellbeing.
Members receive free and discounted sessions
Nature Adviser Site Visit
Want to help nature’s recovery and bring wildlife to your site? One of our Nature Advisers can give you some idea on next steps to do that.
Members receive free and discounted site visits
Helping to inspire your colleagues by engaging them with nature through tours, talks and a discount membership scheme.
Members receive free and discounted benefits
Get in touch to find out more: email@example.com
Join us for a greener future
Supporting our work through corporate membership maximises the impact your contribution can have: membership subscriptions are ‘unrestricted’ income and allow us to pay for the thousand and one extra things that the Trust needs, from tools to telephones, seeds to sticking plasters. There are four levels of corporate membership depending on the contribution the company wishes to make:
- Diamond level £3000 + VAT per year
- Gold level £2000 + VAT per year
- Silver level £1000 + VAT per year
- Bronze level £500 + VAT per year
“Yorkshire Water supports the Trust through our Biodiversity Enhancement Programme, which has contributed to the Trust’s Otterly Amazing project as well as having made vital habitat improvements at Woodhouse Washlands, Centenary Riverside and Kilnhurst Ings nature reserves possible. As a result these wetlands, adjacent to several Yorkshire Water treatment works, now provide better homes for waterfowl, great crested newts, harvest mice and many other species. Our employees also volunteer their time and get hands-on with conservation work out on the reserves, and we are now a major partner in the new Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership, which is working towards a wilder and more resilient landscape for the Sheffield Lakeland area.”
Ben Aston, Principal Ecologist