Businesses can gain a host of benefits from supporting the Edinburgh College Development Trust charity. From gaining positive publicity by working with a good cause to promoting your brands and products to the 20,000 students and 1,500 staff at Edinburgh College to identifying potential future staff, and gaining an extra pair of hands now through a work placement.
Your business can maximise these benefits through a range of opportunities:
Scholarships for students: Some businesses give a financial ‘scholarship’
such as £500-£1,500 along with work experience, work shadowing, or mentoring. This is a great way to bring in an extra pair of hands, and see whether this is a potential future staff member, whilst supporting a student.
Volunteer your services as a guest lecturer in your specialist area. It is really beneficial for students to hear from people at the coal face in their field.
Sponsor a Development Trust charity event like as a dinner or a programme of work such as a mentoring programme. Businesses can also sponsor new developments at the college such as a new facility or room which could be named after your business giving you ongoing promotion.
Give a gift in kind such as equipment to support the curriculum area of the college which offers your business’s specialism. Another way of providing a gift in kind is by giving staff time or indeed the use of a venue that is part of your business for an event.
Nominate the Edinburgh College Development Trust as your business’s charity of the year where your staff carry out fundraising activities across the year. This is a great team building exercise and a really good way to gain publicity for your business all year round. We can help with ideas – just get in touch
Edinburgh College Development Trust is a Scottish Charity, SC044657