These are a great way to utilise your company’s assets and professional skills, achieving your corporate responsibility goals and demonstrating your commitment to our cause.
Donating products, discounted services or professional advice is also an easy and valuable way for your business to help.
Gifts in kind can help save valuable resources and enable us to fundraise even more effectively, meaning that even more money can be spent on our vital work.
The Electrical Industries Charity welcomes gifts in kind through our Practical Participation Programme.
The Practical Participation Programme harnesses your specialist skills in terms of time, equipment and materials - providing practical help where it is needed most.
Our invaluable stakeholders within the electrical and energy industries are perfectly placed to support this initiative. When handing out financial grants to people in need of building rectification or modification to assist with disability access, we often require practical assistance in terms of building materials, engineering and installation skills and equipment to support the upgrades.
Another way our industry can support the Charity is to participate in our Practical Support Programme which allows individuals and companies to provide services and materials on a voluntary basis and as a result dramatically reduce the cost of these projects.
Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. We want to ensure that anyone thinking about giving their time can find a volunteering opportunity which is right for them, whether it's supporting a regional committee or supporting a build project under the Practical Participation Programme the EIC has a range of opportunities available to our industry volunteers
Join a Regional Committee
Our regional committees organised and hosted over 30 events throughout the year. From golf days to dinners, and fishing days to glamorous balls, generating £179k of profit. Our committees are made up of industry leaders from the region and provide an opportunity our individuals to get involved at a grassroots level with their Industry charity. There are currently 11 committees across the UK.
Become a Trustee
Trustees are voting members of the Charity's governing body and set out the strategic direction of the charity and work to ensure we're well managed and meet our objectives. They are also responsible by law for our financial security and transparency.
Our Trustee board needs people with a range of skills and experience. Some which may be particularly helpful include:
Investment and finance
Project management & engineering
Join our Emerging Professionals Board
Our EP Board is highly influential, meeting 4 times a year the morning of the Trustee meetings to put forward key initiatives the Charity will undertake for the year. The EP Board hold 2 voting positions on the Trustee board and delivery a fresh perspective from our emerging leadings in the industry.
Join our EP Board to:
Put your skills and experience to use and make a lasting difference for your Industry
Learn about the management and strategy side of charities by taking on a leadership role
There are only 4 compulsory annual meetings, it’s the perfect volunteering opportunity for busy people
Work with new and interesting people from diverse range of industry backgrounds
The experience will enhance your CV and may open doors to new career paths.
Gain experience on a trustee board
Join our Build Project Team
The Practical Participation Programme harnesses your specialist skills in terms of time, and technical expertise in terms of engineering, construction, project management and all trade skills by providing practical help where it is needed most. You will work alongside the EIC (and our leading charity partners) in solving or contributing to solutions, for those in desperate need of your help.
The Charity is averaging 2 build projects per year.
Once you have registered as a PPP volunteer we will approach you on an as-needed basis to ask for your assistance.
Contact Tessa Ogle for more information or to register as a programme partner: 020 3696 1710