Corporate Support

Here at MFC Foundation we develop long lasting partnerships with companies across a wide range of industries, delivering clear business benefits for them and vital funds for our work in the community.

Our life-changing work wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our corporate partners who support us in a number of ways, including via programme sponsorship, donations, in-house fundraisers and adopting us as their charity of the year.

Ways to work together

We can tailor a mutually-beneficial partnership including any of the combinations below. There are plenty of ways to suit your organisation and objectives.

Charity of the Year

By choosing us as your charity of the year we can work together to build a bespoke calendar of engaging fundraising activities for your employees. Organise your own activities or take part in our fundraising campaigns like Middlesbrough 10K and Ali Brownlee 5K, there’s plenty on offer.

We’d love you to nominate MFC Foundation as charity of the year to your charity champions, senior managers and HR team.  If you’d like advice on how to do this, email our team and we can help.


We have several high-profile events and campaigns, like the Great North Run, so there’s plenty of opportunity to shape sponsorship packages for a specific part of our work.

Cause Related Marketing

If your brand has a product or service that makes for a good fit with our cause, then a commercial agreement to donate a proportion of its profits to us could be a mutually beneficial partnership.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a great way for employees to make monthly donations to charity, straight from their salary, before tax is deducted. It’s easy for employers to set up and shows strong charitable support.

Strategic Partnerships

If your CSR strategy is aligned to what we do, there could be exciting opportunity to offer pro bono services, share skills or work together at a more strategic level. This could be about changing public behaviour or truly transforming the lives of people from all walks of life across Teesside. Speak to us if you think there is shared synergy in our core purposes that means we should look to team up.

Get in touch

Want to know more about becoming a corporate partner? Call our Fundraising Team on 01642 757676 or email

We want to say a huge thank you to our corporate partners for all of their support in the past year.

Corporate Supporters

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Herlingshaw Pitches Get A New Lease Of Life

A grant from the Football Foundation and a lot of hard work has transformed the outdoor pitches at MFC Foundation’s Herlingshaw Centre.

Following plenty of use and Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the pitches were in a poor condition, in particular the goalmouths.

Groundsmen Tyler Woodrow and Jordon Bowker set about making it right.

Levelling was required, with seed and root zone needed, together with a thorough cleanout as well as top dressing and a form of de-compaction.

All pitches were cut very short, and scarified, helping remove a small percentage of thatch, thus helping drainage issues in the winter. A considerable amount of debris was also removed.

A mini top dress with the existing soil helped with divot levels, then the pitches were seeded three times.

Sand drainage channels were created in wet areas to help connect to the main drains, while the goalmouths and other wet areas were levelled and hand seeded.

The renovation continued with the application of fertiliser, while germination sheets were applied to goalmouths and other bad areas to speed up recovery.

Watering was conducted mainly at night and after five weeks small areas started to improve.

Just two weeks later a major improvement could be seen and while it will take a little longer for the whole process to be seen to its best effect, the pitches are now better than they have been for a long time and ready for you to show your skills.

If you want to hire a pitch, e-mail, or ring the centre on 01642 282128