Ways to work together

Charity of the Year Partnerships

A Charity of the Year partnership with Bristol A.R.C. enables your company, staff and if appropriate your customers, to support us over a 12 month (or longer) period. Many businesses ask their staff to choose the charity – so if you would like to support the animals in our care ask your HR team or manager if your company has a Charity of the Year scheme, and if they don’t, encourage them to consider starting one today!

A charity of the year partnership can work in lots of different ways, from a one-off donation (e.g. a percentage of company profits at the end of the year), staff and company fundraisers throughout the year (e.g. dress up/down days, bake sales or raffles through to a golf day event or even a fancy ball!), team challenge events (half marathon’s, cycle challenges or even a team skydive – the options are endless and can be as creative as you like) – or perhaps you have your own ideas? We’d love to hear them.

We would love the opportunity to discuss the various ways for us to work together, whether that’s over the phone, a visit to your office, or even a visit to our centre to chat through the options and have a guided tour of our site here at Albert Road. With a dedicated staff member, a tailored calendar of fundraising events and PR support, a Charity of the Year partnership with Bristol A.R.C. can help to support your business and customer objectives, as well as providing vital support for the animals in our care.

Already have a Charity of the Year? No worries, there are lots of other ways you can support our work:

Workplace Fundraising

Our Workplace Fundraising pack has everything you need to make your fundraising easy and fun! From buckets to balloons, leaflets to posters, you’ll find all you need whether you work in an office, school, a shop etc.

A company donation

A one-off donation can help us provide a safe and caring environment to some of Bristol’s most vulnerable animals. Talk to us today about the impact your gift can have. Your gift could also be eligible for corporate tax relief costing the business less.

Support your staff fundraising efforts by match funding the donations they raise, pound for pound, up to an agreed amount. Match Giving is a great way to engage your employees, boost charitable donations and support great causes. It can also be Tax-efficient - contributions can be deductible for tax purposes.

Cause-related marketing

If your business wants to promote or generate awareness for a new product, service or event, cause-related marketing (CRM) partnership with Bristol A.R.C. could be just what you’re looking for. Through partnering with us, your business raises its local profile amongst existing and new audiences, whilst benefiting from our positive work and reputation within the community. The animals in our care and the services we provide to pet owners across Bristol will also benefit from the impact of our charity’s increased awareness and profile, and the funds raised.


There are a whole host of ways that your staff can volunteer at Bristol A.R.C. and provide support for our charity. We’ll work with you to find the right activities for a fun-filled day with us. This could include anything from supporting with event prep, ebay photography, bucket collections, dog walking and more. Visit our Corporate volunteer day page to find out more about the opportunities available.

Conferences and Events

If your company hosts an annual dinner, conference or event, and there is an opportunity for a local charity to benefit, Bristol A.R.C. would love the chance to work with you as your charity beneficiary. These opportunities can support us in raising funds, and increasing awareness of our charity and our services to new audiences and potential supporters. Choosing us can also increase your audience reach and showcase your commitment to a local, much-loved charity, active in Bristol for over 130 years.

Payroll Giving

For employees: This is a really easy and tax-efficient way to support Bristol’s oldest animal rescue centre. If your pay or pension is taxed through PAYE and your company offers a Payroll Giving Scheme, then you’re eligible to donate this way. Ask your employer how you can set up your Payroll Giving today. If your company does not provide a Payroll Giving scheme, encourage them to contact a Payroll Giving agency to set one up. If you would like to hear more about the impact of your support as a Regular Giver, and how your support can benefit Bristol’s vulnerable animals and communities, please get in touch today. We would be delighted to hear from you

For employers: Do you have a Payroll Giving scheme? This scheme enables your staff to donate tax efficiently through their pay – every £1 we receive would only cost your employee 80p. Payroll giving schemes are free to set up and easy to administer.

Let’s talk

Supporting Bristol A.R.C. is easy, fun and provides mutual benefits and rewards for everyone involved. For an informal chat about the host of opportunities available, or to talk to us about opportunities your company or workplace might have this year or into the future, please contact us on fundraising@bristolarc.org.uk