“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.
Making a strong and visible investment in our area’s moorlands, woodlands and waterways from the Rother to the Peak shows that a business is committed to tomorrow’s customers and employees, and to the world it will share with them. A greener future is a powerfully attractive vision which businesses are increasingly aligning themselves with.
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. Some organisations choose to show their commitment by running a fundraising activity with their staff and customers, or by donating goods or services. Often, retailers choose to offer our members a discount on products, whilst other companies have an environmental objective which can be delivered in partnership with us.
Some businesses choose to develop their relationship with us yet further and become corporate members, through a regular financial contribution. E.ON UK plc, for example, is a corporate member at diamond level, and also partners with us in education projects. 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 Officer Chris Grice on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 £2000 + VAT per year
- Gold level £1000 + VAT per year
- Silver level £500 + VAT per year
- Bronze level £300 + 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