Sponsorship with Business in the Community affords companies the opportunity to demonstrate responsible leadership, and help tackle some of our key social issues. In return, we guarantee high profile within the Northern Ireland media, online, and through an extensive range of social media channels.

Take a look at some of our current opportunities. There is something to fit every company. As a not-for-profit organisation, Business in the Community seeks only to cover costs.

Responsible Business in Action Campaign 2019

Launching on 29 April, this two week campaign will focus on the digital CR stories from members and non-members. We’ll be encouraging as much sharing as possible of video content on social media and online of great responsible business stories.

A full PR plan including press, social media and online presence will be developed and a Sponsor’s Digital Toolkit produced. We will host a launch of the project too and we’ll link in with BITC nationally to maximise coverage and impact.


Sponsorship opportunities range from £4k

Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland 2019 – 2020

These Awards capture and celebrate the most inspiring and impactful stories of responsible business practices in Northern Ireland. The most prestigious and robust business awards remain free to enter. All entries benefit from high-quality peer-to-peer feedback. Winners are celebrated at our Gala Dinner with an audience of more than 500 guests.

For 2019, only two categories remain:

Diversity & Inclusion
Responsible Product & Service

We are currently seeking a leading, responsible company to join us to take on the mantle as Key Sponsor from 2020. Could it be you? Category sponsorships for 2020 will open in July 20198.

Sponsorship opportunities range from £5 – £16k

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Responsible Business Summit 2020, including CEO Breakfast

This bi-annual Responsible Business Summit has taken place in Belfast since 2012. It has successfully brought together a wide range of organisations to explore the challenges and opportunities facing business and society in the future and how employers can address these in a responsible and sustainable way.

Key Sponsor: £12,000; Theme Sponsors x 4: £5k each

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Thought Leadership Series

Sponsorship is available for the research, development, and writing of six thought leadership articles across 12 months focusing on key responsible business issues. Each article will appear in Ulster Business magazine (bi-monthly). They will also feature as a blog on www.bitcni.org.uk.

Sponsorship: £6k across 12 months (this can be split into a monthly fee of £500)

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Business & Biodiversity Charter

This Charter provides a staged approach to assist companies in addressing their impacts on biodiversity, and provides third party recognition of achievement at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. It offers a structured framework for implementation of biodiversity initiatives and for engaging with employees and the wider community on the natural environment. Business in the Community is seeking the support of lead organisations to partner with us on promoting the Charter within their supply chains – to address a key aspect of environmental sustainability in Northern Ireland.

Sponsorship opportunities – from £5k

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Circular Economy Charter

This brand new initiative will become part of Business in the Community’s established Circular Economy programme. The Circular Economy Charter will allow companies to consider their potential role within the emerging circular economy, and provide a means for them to apply the principles of a circular approach – reflecting the scope of BS8001:2017, the new standard for the Circular Economy. Operating as a staged framework, the Charter will provide third party recognition of achievement at a number of levels. A forward-thinking organisation is being sought as a strategic partner in developing and promoting this new initiative.

Sponsorship opportunities – from £5k One sponsorship opportunity over two years – £9k

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Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey 2020 – 2022

Running for more than 20 years, the Survey is firmly established as the leading business environmental benchmark in Northern Ireland, and is widely recognised as a key driver for environmental management and improvement. During its lifetime, the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey has continually developed to reflect current issues in corporate environmental sustainability and we fully expect this process to continue in future years. Business in the Community is currently seeking the support of a key, committed partner to help us promote and drive forward the environmental agenda through this long-standing, high profile initiative.

One sponsorship opportunity over three years – £24k

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Time to Read – 20th Anniversary Celebration Event

Time to Read has been running since 1999 and more than 450 volunteers read with Key stage 2 pupils from schools across Northern Ireland on a weekly basis. Our annual celebration event is a platform for us to celebrate the achievements of the schools and business volunteers involved in the programme, and we are currently seeking an event sponsor. This is an ideal opportunity to sponsor a truly rewarding event which highlights the importance of good literacy skills for a child’s prospects at school and in life, and how vital this is for our economy and for the sustainability of our workforces.

One sponsorship opportunity – £2k

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2018 Mini-Employment Seminars

These seminars are targeted at unemployed persons aged 18+ and aim to improve their job search abilities and help them into employment. Led by HR professionals responsible for recruitment, the four seminars are structured around four job search stages, and include job search tips and techniques, to help participants stand out against other applicants in their search for employment. The series is focused on those who most need support interventions and also benefits the economy by widening the labour pool. The four events will target a total of 120 unemployed people.

Sponsorship of the seminar series – £7,200; Sponsorship of one seminar – from £2k

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Special Volunteering Days

Stars & Stripes Day – July
Love your Landscape Day – September
This is a unique opportunity to sponsor one or more of the newest additions to our employer supported volunteer action days (as listed above). With a full media plan including launch photocall, engagement with press and broadcast media, sponsor/s will have the opportunity to be profiled as a key driver/s of volunteering in Northern Ireland. Love Your Landscape Day may be of particular appeal to businesses with a vested interest in the natural environment, while Stars & Stripes Day may be the perfect fit for a US company with a presence in Northern Ireland.

One sponsorship opportunity – £3k per challenge

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Engagement Calendar 2020 – 2022

Produced for eight consecutive years, the Engagement Calendar is distributed annually by post to more than 600 key contacts in leading public and private sector businesses across Northern Ireland. It is produced in desktop form, and challenges and supports employers to take a responsible approach to the wellbeing of their employees and establish engagement and wellbeing plans and strategies. Each month features a specific wellbeing theme and highlights key dates both locally and nationally. We are seeking a sponsor who will become a strategic partner in promoting responsible employee engagement and wellbeing.

Sponsorship opportunities range from £5k for one year, and reduced rates for three or five year commitments

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HR Leaders’ Networking Series

This group will bring together senior HR practitioners on a bi-annual basis to explore topical issues, hear from expert speakers, learn from best practice case studies, and enjoy a chance to network and share knowledge and ideas. We are seeking a leading partner organisation for this initiative, helping to drive forward strategic employee engagement.

Sponsorship opportunity for one year: £5k

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