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MIND THE GAP

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Bringing charities, community groups and businesses closer together
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Building bridges

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Reporting positive impact

Partnership of Equals is a Community Interest Company (CIC) established to provide practical brokerage and facilitated networking services between charities and community groups on the one hand, and businesses on the other.

Partnership of Equals exists to provide a much-needed bridge between; charities and community groups and local and national businesses. By helping each partner to understand the other’s wants, needs and expectations, more successful and profitable relationships can be built. As well as providing match-making services in the form of physical events, Partnership of Equals acts as a broker, introducing suitable partners to each other to maximise the opportunities for both to give to and gain from the relationship.

It’s the difference that makes a difference

The big differentiator for Partnership of Equals is the way we measure the value of the partnership between businesses, charities and community groups.

Recording – this is vital so that Partnership of Equals is able to produce an Impact Report – all donations of time, materials and money will be logged. Values will be attached to activities.

Reporting Partnership of Equals will create a social value Impact Report with numbers of people helped / case studies / key deliverables that fit with the company’s reporting process

PURPOSE

Partnership of Equals exists to deliver services that will help to bridge the gap that’s been identified between businesses and charities.

By helping each partner to understand the other’s wants, needs and expectations, more successful and profitable relationships can be built. As well as providing match-making services in the form of physical events, Partnership of Equals acts as a broker, introducing suitable partners to each other to maximise the opportunities for both to give to and gain from the relationship.

Based on extensive research, the concept of a community group-to-business matchmaking service has been developed. Parties on both sides of the relationship acknowledge that a greater understanding of the others’ needs and wants would help to build a more productive working relationship. This will result in significant benefits for local communities, as well as for the businesses taking part

SERVICES

Advice

Partnership of Equals will help you find the support you’re looking for. Whether it’s funding, professional help, training, equipment or materials, we’ll do our best to find you the right match of charity or local business that can help you achieve your aims.

Intelligence

We’ll help you choose a partner who understands your needs and wants to put something back into your community. We’ll make sure your partners are doing things for the right reasons and will help you build the relationship.

Brokering

We assist in building the relationship with selected charities and community groups, ensuring that expectations are managed on both sides.

Enabling

Larger groups that consist of charities, local authorities, sponsors, suppliers etc frequently need a Social Enterprise to broker the overall partnership, manage allocation of resources and measure progress. Partnership of Equals – because of its governance and structure – can provide this service

EVENTS

We run and manage regular matchmaking events, where local community groups are able to meet and talk with companies, local and national businesses. But we’re more interested in action than words, so our events are more about making things happen than having a cosy chat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

GET INVOLVED

CONTACT US

Unit 11, Bath Road Business Centre,
Bath Road,
Devizes,
Wilts
SN10 1XA

Tel: +44 (0)7785 921717

Email: letsdothis@pofe.org.uk

WE’RE DIFFERENT

The big differentiator for Partnership of Equals is the way we measure the value of the partnership between businesses, charities and community groups. We maintain a ‘light touch’ involvement with all parties to ensure that the relationship thrives and that both sides are delivering on their agreement.

Recording – this is vital so that Partnership of Equals is able to produce an Impact Report – all donations of time, materials and money will be logged. Values will be attached to activities.

ReportingPartnership of Equals will create a social value impact report with numbers of people helped / case studies / key deliverables that fit with the company’s reporting process.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I am the Founder of IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd, the company who undertook the initial research that started this whole thing off. I was captivated by the messages that came out of the stakeholder engagement and decided that something had to be done, to bridge the gap that had been so clearly identified. The findings from the research prompted me to approach a handful of experienced business people and senior executives of charities, with a view to establishing a Community Interest Company that could deliver on the research findings. You’re looking at the result!

Graham Sprigg FRSA