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

Boro Lotto Partners

Be Aware Of Your Mental Health

The roughout the week, the English Football League (EFL) has seen its clubs, CCOs and their communities do a Mile For Mind to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which began on Monday and runs through to Sunday.

As part of the EFL’s On Your Side partnership with Mind, people of all ages and abilities have been encouraged to do a Mile For Mind to help raise awareness of mental health and donate much-needed funds to support Mind.

Individuals taking part have been walking, skipping, jumping or hopping in parks and open public spaces to home gardens and housing estates.

Here at MFC Foundation we have been working in primary schools, secondary schools and throughout our communities to spread the message. Colleagues throughout the Foundation have joined in in their own time, walking a mile (or more) and incorporating the theme of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021 which is nature.

Our Team Talk mental health programme in Skinningrove showcased their work on an allotment we has been transformed from wasteland behind the building they use for their meetings, while in Skelton, our Walk And Talk group made the journey to the duck pond in the village centre and our Think With Your Feet programme goes from strength to strength at the Herlingshaw.

One in four of us experience mental health problems each year and we try to help. If you think we can help you, please e-mail enquiries@mfcfoundation.co.uk All correspondence is treated in the strictest of confidence.

EFL Chief Executive, Trevor Birch, said: “There’s no hiding from the struggles many of us have faced during the pandemic and the effects this has had on mental health. This makes the work we are delivering through our partnership with Mind more important than ever, harnessing the power of football to help improve the nation’s mental health and wellbeing.

“As restrictions continue to ease across the country, we look forward to seeing fans and communities come together to enjoy the country’s national game inside our stadiums and hope that this will impact positively on the mental wellbeing of supporters.”

Paul Farmer, CEO, Mind, said: “Mental Health Awareness Week is a time when the spotlight is very much on mental health. We hope that fans get behind us in whatever way they choose to do their Mile For Mind, to show that they support our fight for better mental health. By doing a Mile For Mind you are not only helping us to raise greater awareness about mental health but also vital funds for our services, at a time when more people than ever have felt the impact of the pandemic on their mental health.

“Through our partnership with the EFL we have already been able to extend the life-changing services we provide to more people across the country. With the support of EFL fans and Clubs we want to continue to be game-changers in the way football tackles mental health. For anyone who’s mental health has been affected by the pandemic our message remains the same: whoever you support, Mind is here to support you.”