Corporate membership provides you with unrivalled opportunities to do business with charity retailers across the country. Sponsorship and speaking opportunities, as well as a range of other promotional marketing activities, will give you the chance to connect with our charity members and demonstrate your support for our sector. A sector that, not only raises vital funds for charity, but also

  • benefits the environment
  • promotes social inclusion
  • up-skills volunteers, and
  • boosts high street footfall.

Should your company be associated with these outcomes? Then …

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Please note: Companies that purchase from charities e.g. recyclers, collectors etc

Please note – you will also have to apply for the TRUST status process. Everything you need to know is here.

Here’s how we achieve the corporate-charity connection.

Business directory
All corporate members are listed in our business directory. A listing consists of a company description, contact details and your company logo. The directory has always been a very popular page on our website as a one stop shop to cover the range of product and service needs. You can enhance your entry with links and amend it at any time.

Charity Retail Conference, Exhibition and Awards
The annual Charity Retail Conference is an excellent opportunity for your business to reach a market with a combined annual turnover of over £1.3bn in the most effective way. Corporate membership offers your business preferential rates and priority booking to sponsor and exhibit at the event.

We are perfectly placed to connect you with influential people in charity retail. A range of opportunities for corporate members to engage with charity retailers through our events – which are currently all held online –  are available. Through sponsorship your company can:

  • raise its profile in the charity retail sector
  • network with charity retail professionals and increase business development opportunities
  • distribute promotional materials and communicate your company message
  • demonstrate your commitment to the charity retail sector

We are always looking for speakers. Please keep an eye on the schedule and if you feel you have a presentation in you, please submit your idea to Anna Pashley stating what meeting you are interested in, and a brief description of subject matter and content.

You can attend most of our network meetings and interest groups as a delegate.

Keep an eye on this page for news on events, or just ask us what’s coming up.

Charity Retail Voice
This is our weekly round-up of sector news and the current policy work that we are engaged in. You can contribute by writing your own welcome article upon joining – and sometime during your 12 months submit a guest blog (or two) to us for inclusion. You will also receive your own corporate members updates with all the latest opportunities specific to your membership.

Advertising and sponsorship of services
Our website, reports and other publications provide a valuable source of information for charity members, other charities, the media and the wider stakeholder community. Supporting this output through sponsorship is an excellent way to show your expertise to the sector in areas that align directly with your objectives and target markets. Current services that are sponsored include our research programme, the Find a Charity Shop online search, our Jobs page, Charity Retail Voice, our wellbeing provision, our small retail chain provision and workshop bursaries.

Case studies and mentoring
On this page you can show your expertise in solving issues for our charity members via a write up of successful case studies.

And please take a look at our mentoring platform if you would like to guide a charity retailing individual in your area of expertise.

Advisory group
We have a Corporate Members Advisory Group made up of 8 elected individuals from our corporate members representing four broad industry areas: recycling industries, epos and ecommerce, shopfitting & supply and ‘other’. The group discuss corporate opportunities, codes of practice and help the CRA to formulate ways of working that bring our corporates and charities together for the benefit of all. Read more here.

The annual fee for corporate membership is £830 plus VAT
You can join at any time of the year.

If you would like to discuss membership in more detail please contact Anna Pashley at on 0300 030 1088.

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