The Equitix foundation was established with the vision of creating a lasting entity that can positively impact charities connected to the assets and communities that Equitix serves.
The foundation primarily acquires its funding through an annual charity drinks event, hosted and funded by Equitix and through charitable donations given by employees’ fundraising matched by the firm. Its model permits us to maximise our giving capabilities and allows every employee to take a leading role in how the money should be allocated.
Witnessing first-hand the benefits our donations have on small, local charities is an enormous and fulfilling reward. Our vision is to incrementally grow the Foundation and surpass each previous year’s donations with the aim of substantially supporting the real people our assets impact.
The Foundation Annual Christmas Fundraising Event
Our Headline Charities for 2023/24
All proceeds raised this year will be supporting:
From humble beginnings in 2022, faced with a cost-of-living crisis on a scale unseen for 40 years, Norfolk communities pulled together to create a network of support. Now hundreds of Norfolk community groups create a warm and welcoming space, engaging with their community to reduce isolation. Over 10,000 people use Community Hot-Spots thanks to the ordinary people in Norfolk who continue to donate their winter fuel payments to the Surviving Winter campaign. Community Hot-Spots is managed and administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation.
Fight 4 Change
A London-based, registered sport for development charity using sport to inspire and educate young people and adults to make a positive change in their lives and give them the opportunities and the tools to do so. Their programmes provide young people with positive activities in a safe environment, whilst the team of trained coaches, youth workers and education professionals provide mentoring and support through workshops, life-skills development and accredited training.
Provides a comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, and a range of specialist mental health services to communities across the West Midlands and beyond. Caring Minds is a charity associated with this local NHS Trust and directly raises money for the service users, carers and staff of the Trust. Caring Minds helps to provide the extras that normal NHS funding does not provide, such as equipment, specialised furniture, research and events.
Our generous co-sponsors for this year are:
Every penny procured through our event will go to them and be split equally between the three charities.
We are delighted to be raising funds for these worthy causes this year and look forward to seeing what material contribution all our efforts can make to the lives of many.
To find out more about how you can help us to support this year’s causes, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to become a co-sponsor, donate a prize or take part in further funding opportunities.
“It is thanks to your generosity that we have been there for children and young people when they needed us the most. Throughout the project period, we accepted referrals for vulnerable young people identified by the British Transport Police across the Northwest, London, Yorkshire and the Humber, and the West Midlands. The donation has been spent across our UK programme, which has meant we have developed a new site in Glasgow this year, new Safeguarding Action Groups for Doncaster and Hull as well as creating youth participation forums for young people to feed directly into our projects”.
Jack Miller, Group Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Railway Children
Sponsoring our annual fundraising event allows you to take an active part in supporting our headline charities each year and making a material impact to the lives of many.
We specifically select small size charities which will feel the impact of our donations. We monitor those donations throughout the year to understand just how the funds have been spent and how we can help them going forward.
In addition, as a corporation, your contribution and its promotion, helps us to increase the charity’s visibility and spread the net of giving even further. If you are an individual and would like to help, you can also do so by donating a prize and contributing any amount.