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.

Sponsorship

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 enquiries@mfcfoundation.co.uk

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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George Named Middlesbrough’s Premier League Primary Stars ‘Superstar’ Selected As Schools Programme Marks 5 Year Anniversary

THE Premier League is celebrating five years of its schools’ programme, Premier League Primary Stars.

Launched in 2017 and available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to support pupils in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.

To celebrate, clubs have nominated a ‘Superstar’ – a young person or teacher who has inspired others through their dedication to the programme, enthusiasm and own personal development.

One person who has benefitted from their involvement in the programme is George, of Egglescliffe C of E Primary School, who has been named as a ‘Superstar’ by MFC Foundation as part of the programme’s five-year anniversary celebrations.

George was chosen by Mark, the Foundation’s man on the ground in the school, explaining why when saying: “He is without doubt a future captain in the making. He has an outstanding attitude to everything he does.”

MFC Foundation has supported over 10,000 young people through 20,000 lessons across 85 local schools since is began delivering the Primary Stars programme.

Each ‘Superstar’ will receive a Nike Strike football, thanks to Premier League partner Nike, and a framed, limited-edition five-year anniversary illustration, created by graphic designer and digital illustrator Zem Clarke.

George is pictured here with Mrs McCarthy, Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school and the Foundation’s Mark Carney.

Premier League Primary Stars provides teachers and parents with free downloadable resources across a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7-11), developed by teachers for teachers, and in collaboration with experts such as the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

Currently 105 professional football clubs from across the leagues run in-classroom Premier League Primary Stars sessions in local schools. More than 58,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “We launched Premier League Primary Stars five years ago to support teachers and use the power and popularity of football to inspire children in the classroom and on the sports field.

“Clubs do fantastic work to support children’s learning and we are very proud that this national education programme now engages more than 18,500 primary schools in England and Wales.

“Congratulations to all those who have been recognised as a Premier League Primary Stars Superstar, as part of the five-year anniversary celebrations, and thank you to all those involved in the programme over the years.”

The Premier League funds Premier League Primary Stars and other community programmes through its £100m investment per season in community facilities and community and education programmes. This is the biggest voluntary contribution to communities and other good causes of any football league in the world.

Please visit www.premierleague.com for more information.

Five years of Premier League Primary Stars

  • 105 professional football clubs across the football pyramid are funded by the Premier League to deliver Premier League Primary Stars sessions
  • To date, the Premier League has invested almost £54 million into the programme
  • More than 18,500 primary schools in England and Wales have taken part in the programme to date (84% of all primary schools)
  • More than 58,000 teachers have engaged with the resources over the past five years
  • Over 17 million attendances by primary school pupils at club led sessions since launch in 2017