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150 new Vodafone stores each to give £1000 to a local charity

150 new Vodafone stores each to give £1000 to a local charity

Mobile operator Vodafone is giving £1,000 to each of 150 new stores that it plans to open to be given to a local charity. The aim is to help employees “forge links with their local communities by building a lasting partnership with their favourite charity”.

There is no application scheme and the choice is made by Vodafone staff. “But there would be nothing to stop a local charity making themselves known to a retail store”, said a Vodafone spokesperson.

The grants are part of Vodafone’s Giving Something Back campaign. The company is running a nationwide Giving Something Back roadshow to all its main hub sites and contact centres across the UK to promote the company’s giving opportunities. These include:

• three days’ paid volunteering time each year

• matched funding for employees’ fundraising

• payroll giving through Give As You Earn

The roadshows are open to staff only, not to charities.


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 and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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