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Santander seeks national charity for Charity of the Year partnership

Santander seeks national charity for Charity of the Year partnership

Santander is looking for a national charity to become its partner for 2012, and aims to raise £500,000 to fund a specific project.

Proposals are invited from 1 May to 30 June from national charities. These should give details of a project, or projects, that would be solely funded by Santander, together with a “detailed fundraising calendar” which the charity believes would appeal to a broad range of staff in Santander’s head office sites and 1,700-plus branch locations.

Santander is keen to receive proposals from national charities which have a regional focus in some or all of the following areas: Belfast, Bradford, Camden, Glasgow, Leicester, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Teesside.

Previous Charity of the Year partnerships have funded a playroom, a three-year arts programme a mobile information unit and a charity helpline.

Sheralee Morris, Santander Community Relations Manager, said; “Charity of the Year is an important part of our Community Relations programme and we really want to hear from national charities with exciting and innovative fundraising ideas that will inspire our staff to work together for a great project.”

Six charities will be selected for presentations in August, after which four will be shortlisted for the staff vote in September. The winning charity will be announced in October.

Applications can be submitted from 1st May to 30th June 2011 and should be emailed to community@santander.co.uk.

www.aboutsantander.co.uk/csr/communities/charity-of-the-year

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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